The Department of Public Works has two core functions: solid waste services (garbage, yard waste, and recycling) and fleet services (maintenance of the City’s motorized vehicles).
The total proposed operating budget for the Department of Public Works is $94,155,147. This is a decrease of $8,756,440 (-8.5%) from the previous year. The number of authorized positions (jobs) is proposed to decrease from 680 to 678 (-0.3%).
The Atlanta City Council’s City Utilities Committee has jurisdiction over the Department of Public Works.