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Who We Are

Mission and Goals

The mission of the Department of Public Works (DPW) is to provide environmentally healthy municipal services that are both ecologically sound and cost-effective.

Keep DC Clean

Ensure the cleanliness of the District’s residential neighborhoods, high-visibility commercial areas, gateway corridors, and industrial zones through a combination of direct services, education, and enforcement.


Ensure parking opportunities for District residents, businesses, and visitors by encouraging voluntary compliance with parking regulations

Fleet Maintenance to Fleet Management

Improve business processes to ensure mission-critical equipment will be available for core services for all agencies.


Organizational Chart


Safety and Security Administration 
Services Include: 

  • Contracts and Procurement program
  • Facilities Management
  • Risk Management
  • Emergency Worker's Comp
  • Management
  • Purchase Cards
  • Support Services
  • Security & Safety

Human Capital Administration
Services Include:

  • Personnel Services
  • Drug and Alcohol Education and Testing
  • Professional Development and Training
  • Workforce Development

Office of Information Technology Services
Services Include:

  • Information Systems (hardware and software)
  • Networks
  • Telecommunications
  • Mobile Technologies
  • Imaging Technologies

Office of Communications
Services Include:

  • Internal and External Communications
  • Media Relations
  • Social Media
  • Public Information
  • Murals DC
  • Constituent Services 

Office of Waste Diversion
Services Include:

  • Development/Implementation of Zero Waste DC Plan
  • Waste Diversion
  • Sustainability
  • Waste Management Policy  

Fleet Management Administration
Services include:

  • Fuel Services
  • Scheduled Fleet Maintenance
  • Unscheduled Vehicle and Equipment Repairs
  • Vehicle and Equipment Acquisitions

Parking Enforcement Management Administration
Services Include:

  • Parking Violation Enforcement
  • Towing
  • Vehicle Immobilization
  • Abandoned Vehicles

Solid Waste Management Administration
Services Include:

  • Trash/Recycling Collection
  • Leaf and Holiday Tree Collection
  • Graffiti removal
  • Street and Alley Cleaning
  • Litter Can Collection
  • Snow Removal
  • Solid Waste Education and Enforcement
  • Waste Transfer Stations
  • Grounds Maintenance
  • Special Events