Public Works

The City of Duluth Public Works Department will strive to be known as a leader in the delivery of quality services.  It is our goal to be recognized for our responsiveness, reliability, efficiency in the use of fiscal resources, and the integrity that serves as the foundation of every job we do.

We believe that our employees are our most valuable resource; it is through their dedication that we will be successful.

Our Core Values Are:

  • Accountability
  • Delivery on commitments
  • Treat others as we wish to be treated
  • To be part of the solution, not part of the problem
The Public Works Department oversees the following:

Building Maintenance and Operations - includes Town Green, Fountain, Parsons Alley and various City Properties

  • Community Enhancement - including Public Art maintenance, Veterans Markers and Flags, Downtown lighting and Holiday Decorations
  • Administrative Fleet Maintenance
  • Right of way/Landscape Maintenance
  • Street Maintenance - including sidewalks and signs
To report street light outages: Check for a pole number and call GA Power at 888.891.0938 or Jackson EMC at 1.800.462.3691.

Name Profession Email
Jason Brock Public Works Deputy Director
Leslie Ward Administrative Assistant

Dead Animal Removal:

The Public Works Department can only report dead animals on the roadside to Gwinnett County. We do not have the proper equipment or an incinerator to handle this task. The County follows a schedule for pick-up and consequently, animals may stay for a few days before they are removed. Thanks for your patience.


2024 Holidays
January 1, 2024 -  New Year’s (Monday) Office and Dumpsters Closed
January 15, 2024 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Monday)
May 27, 2024 -  Memorial Day (Monday)
June 19, 2024 - Juneteenth (Wednesday)
July 4, 2024 - Independence Day (Thursday)
September 2, 2024 - Labor Day (Monday)
November 28, 2024 -  Thanksgiving (Thursday)
November 29, 2024 - Day After Thanksgiving (Friday)
December 24, 2024 - Christmas Eve (Tuesday)
December 25, 2024 - Christmas Day (Wednesday)

Dumpster Cards:
Dumpster Cards are available year round.  Apply for your 2024 dumpster card by visiting the Dumpster Information page to complete the online application.    

Glass Recycling: 
Glass recycling is available at the Public Works complex during dumpster hours only.  You will be asked to show your dumpster card or utility bill to gain access to recycling.  Businesses may also recycle glass at the facility, you will be asked to show a business license or other proof that your business is within the City limits.  Please ensure your glass is rinsed prior to placing in recycling container.

Veteran Markers Moving: 
If you can not locate your marker, check the alphabetical listing from our Veteran Marker page.

City of Duluth Code of Ethics