Public Works

Snowplow Tracker

Mayor Justin M. Bibb has approved the launch of a pilot snow plow tracking system. This will allow residents to see which streets the plow trucks have serviced and what trucks are in their area during a snowstorm. City of Cleveland residents can zoom in on the map to view the progress of each street. This tracker will be activated at the beginning of a snow event and will update every 60 minutes.

 

  • Division of Recreation Now Hiring

    The Division of Recreation is now hiring for multiple open positions, including counselors, student aides, recreation instructors, and more. Starting pay is $15.00 - call 216-664-2325 for more info, or apply online.

  • Traffic Advisory: East 185th Street Rehabilitation & Streetscape Project

    Beginning Monday May 16, 2022, weather permitting, the City will begin construction of Phase 1 of the East 185th Street Rehabilitation & Streetscape Project in the Cities of Cleveland and Euclid. Work includes the rehabilitation of approximately 1.63 miles of East 185th Street, from Nottingham Road to Lake Erie. One-way traffic will be maintained during construction in the northbound direction between Pawnee Avenue and Lake Erie. On street parking will be permitted on the side of the roadway being maintained during construction. Southbound traffic will be detoured from E. 185th Street to eastbound Lakeshore Boulevard to southbound E. 200th Street to westbound St. Clair Avenue. Two-way traffic will be maintained between Nottingham Road and Pawnee Avenue. The work will generally take place during the hours of 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Additional information is located on the project website at www.east185streetscape.com.

  • Pipeline Infrastructure Improvements Update - Wards 11 & 14

    On Monday, May 23, 2022, Dominion Energy Ohio’s gas pipeline infrastructure replacement project will begin in the area around West 94th Street and Maywood Avenue. Work on the project will take place Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and is scheduled for completion in December 2022.

  • Kovacic Neighborhood Resource & Recreation Center Now Open

    The newly remodeled E.J. Kovacic Neighborhood Resource & Recreation Center (NRRC) is now open. Located at 6250 St. Clair, the Kovacic NRRC features state of the art facilities and brand new programming available to the public for FREE. Call 216.664.4140 for questions, or see the attached flyer for hours, programming info, and more.

  • Snowplow Tracker

    Mayor Justin M. Bibb has approved the launch of a pilot snow plow tracking system. This will allow residents to see which streets the plow trucks have serviced and what trucks are in their area during a snowstorm. City of Cleveland residents can zoom in on the map to view the progress of each street. This tracker will be activated at the beginning of a snow event and will update every 60 minutes.

  • Mayor's Annual Food Basket Giveaway Seeking Volunteers!

    The Mayor’s Food Basket is generously supported by individuals, local businesses and City of Cleveland employees. It is the largest annual food giveaway in Cuyahoga County and helps to feed thousands of Cleveland families each year. Volunteers are needed at three locations: Michael Zone Recreation Center on Lorain Avenue; the Cleveland Foodbank on South Waterloo Road; and the Zelma George Recreation Center on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. 

  • Lifeguard Training Classes Available

    Become a professional American Red Cross Certified Lifeguard. Call 216-664-2570 for more info, or see the attached flyer.

  • Curbside Recycling Program Will Start the Week of June 13, 2022

    To participate in the program residents must opt-in to receive curbside recycling services. Enrollment opens May 2, 2022. To enroll complete the online form at clerecycles.com or call 216.664.3030.

  • Urban Forestry Now Accepting Requests for the Free Tree Canopy Revitalization Program

    The City of Cleveland is now accepting requests for Tree Canopy Revitalization Program. As part of this program, property owners can request a free tree installation during the spring and fall planting seasons by completing an online request form. Each location will be surveyed in person by a Field Operations Forester to ensure that the site is suitable. Approved sites are then added to a list for a tree to be planted during the next available planting season. All requests are handled on a first-come, first-served basis. The Tree Canopy Revitalization Program was created in support of Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s tree planting initiative, in which he pledged up to $1 million a year to replenish the city’s tree canopy.

  • Parade Permit Applications

    Any person or entity planning to hold a parade on the streets of Cleveland must obtain a permit as required by Cleveland Codified Ordinance § 411.05 by completing an application and filing it with the Office of Special Events & Marketing.

  • Monthly Keycard Payments for City Parking Lots Can Now be Done Online

    Monthly Keycard payments can be paid online for parking at the Gateway East Garage, Lakefront Municipal Parking, and Willard Park Garage. There is a convenience fee associated. 

  • League Park's Baseball Heritage Museum Gift Shop Offers Cleveland Baseball Souvenirs

    Professional Cleveland sports teams had their start at historic League Park. It's now home to the Baseball Heritage Museum, which offers keepsakes including mugs, t-shirts, baseballs, and League Park History DVD's, all at reasonable prices.

  • About the Automated Waste Collection Program

    The automated waste-collection program is significantly efficient and user-friendly, and allows items to be collected curbside.Through this program, residents receive sturdy carts for trash collection which can be wheeled to the curb. The program also allows Clevelanders to dispose of yard waste including grass clippings and branches.

  • Mass Notification System Provides Critical Information to Clevelanders, Visitors

    The City of Cleveland has announced the launch of a mass notification system that will provide critical emergency and non-emergency alerts to residents and visitors. The City encourages all residents, visitors, and businesses to sign up for the system known as CodeRED.

  • City Recreation Volunteer Openings Available Year-Round

    The Division of Recreation is seeking volunteers. Recreation center volunteers enrich the community in several areas including the arts, sports, education, and mentoring. These generous individuals are from diverse backgrounds and include people of all ages from recent graduates seeking practical experience, to retirees with spare time to share. 

About the Department of Public Works

The recent consolidation of the former departments of Public Service and Parks, Recreation & Properties in order to form the Department of Public Works improves service, efficiency, and reduces redundancy through the sharing of equipment and personnel.

This is the City’s 3rd largest department with over 1,100 dedicated employees serving Cleveland.

Public Works is responsible for core services. Annually the department picks up approximately 156,000 tons of waste, uses 70,000 tons of salt for snow, paints over 7,000 crosswalks, and provides over 49,000 vacant property service visits. The department also maintains city parks and parking lots, and provides leisure opportunities to residents.

The department's goals are threefold:

  • Provide consistent, quality service; maintain clean neighborhoods and safe streets and sidewalks for pedestrians, motorists, and visitors.
  • Use a sustainable and proactive approach to provide services and recreational activities in order to maintain quality of life for Cleveland residents and visitors.
  • Operate and maintain clean, accessible, vibrant public space for exploration, relaxation, and exercise, while connecting culturally diverse venues of sports, entertainment, and educational experiences.
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