Public Works Department

Michael J. Schmetzer, P.E.
Public Works Director
P. 907.459.6759 | F. 907.456.6267 | E-Mail

The Public Works Department maintains approximately 350 lane miles of road and associated sidewalks, traffic signals, signage, streetlights, and storm drain systems within the City.  Winter  activities include snow plowing and street sanding.  Summer activities include street sweeping, storm drain cleaning, resolving drainage issues, clearing ditches, patching potholes, pavement resurfacing, restriping roads, and miscellaneous repairs to sidewalks, signals, signs, streetlights, and storm drain system components.

The Public Works Department also provides weekly garbage collection service to over 6,300 residential customers, manages collection and auction of impounded vehicles, abatements of condemned buildings, provides traffic control and street closures for community events, and maintains City-owned buildings, vehicles, and equipment, including those of the City Police and Fire Departments.

The Public Works Department is dedicated to working with Fairbanks residents to make the City a great place to live and work.  Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have a question, comment, or concern.

GARBAGE COLLECTION SERVICE
Billing: 907.459.6713 | Questions/Comments 907.459.6770

  • Collection Routes
  • Collection Schedule
  • Garbage Collection Guidelines
  • Garbage Collection FAQs

IMPOUNDS AND AUCTIONS
Questions/Comments: Bruce Carpenter 907.459.6741

  • Impounds and Auctions
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION
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WATER AND SEWER UTILITIES
The City no longer owns or operates the water and sewer utilities. Please contact Utility Services of Alaska, Inc.
907.479.3118 | www.akwater.com