Public Works

Managing the city infrastructure including sanitary sewers, storm water control systems, transportation improvements, facilities operations, fleet maintenance, landscaping and tree succession planning

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The Public Works Department is a large, full service, multi-disciplinary organization providing a vast array of infrastructure services, including: sanitary sewers; storm water control systems; transportation improvements; right-of-way maintenance; facilities operations; fleet maintenance; landscaping and tree succession planning; and sustainable resource management. The department also provides various support services to all other city departments.


Solid Waste Division

The Solid Waste Division provides recycling, garbage, and yard waste pickups for approximately 11,000 single-family homes. The Division provides backyard recycling services once a week, backyard garbage services twice a week, and curbside trash collection once a week. Report a missed collection or request a special pick-up by using the Coral Gables app or report online

Recycling

Recycling

Garbage

Garbage

Hazardous Waste

Hazardous Waste

Trash (Yard Debris and Household Items)

Trash (Yard Debris and Household Items)

Commercial

Commercial

Duplex and Multi-Family

Duplex and Multi-Family

Greenspace Management Division

The Greenspace Management Division staff consisting of certified arborists, landscape architects, horticulturalists, and landscape professionals are responsible for the City’s urban forest management which includes the planting of new trees and ongoing pruning and maintenance. The division is also responsible for the landscape maintenance as well as host a yearly Arbor Day celebration held in City schools to provide educational opportunities to children and the public about landscape benefits and environmental education.

Greenspace Management

Greenspace Management

Sustainable Public Infrastructure Division

The Sustainable Public Infrastructure Division is comprised of the City’s transportation planning & engineering, sustainability and general services sections who are responsible for the development and implementation of strategic and comprehensive, long-term multi-modal transportation plan and sustainability plan for the City of Coral Gables. Facilities Operations aims to provide "best in class" support- ensuring clean, comfortable, safe, and effective facilities are provided to meet the needs of the City of Coral Gables Residents and Guests and the professional staff and support systems that serve them. This environment consists of all City owned buildings, plazas, entrance ways, fountains and streetlights. This section initiates repair orders from the internal and external community and oversees all routine buildings and structures maintenance functions. This division is also involved in the implementation of sustainability initiatives pertaining to energy and water conservation. 

Bicycling Coral Gables

Bicycling Coral Gables

Transportation

Transportation

Environmental Initiatives

Environmental Initiatives

Right-of-Way Maintenance & Enforcement Division

The Right-of-Way Maintenance Division provides essential services within the City’s right-of-way such as maintenance of streets, roadways, alleys, and waterways. Right-of-way services include street sweeping, pressure cleaning, graffiti removal, asphalt pothole repairs, sidewalk repairs, removal of debris and seaweed from navigable channels, and City-owned bridge maintenance. In addition, the Division supports with maintenance of traffic equipment for the City’s special events and in-house construction/maintenance projects.

Waterways

Waterways

Engineering Division

The Engineering Division provides design and construction services for the City using a combination of in-house personnel and outside consultants for various capital improvement projects. The Division also manages permitting and inspection of all construction activities along the public right-of-way.


Utilities Division

The Utilities Division are responsible for the City’s sanitary sewer system and stormwater drainage system management which includes sewer capacity, operation, and maintenance as well as State and County’s regulatory compliance. Through City’s sanitary gravity wastewater collection system, the division manages a daily average of 3.5 million gallons of wastewater. Thirty-five (35) Sanitary Pump Stations service areas (basins), approximately 376,000 lineal feet (71 miles) of gravity sewer mains, and over 1,400 manholes.. The City’s drainage system includes: two (2) Storm Pumps Stations, approx. 2,662 Inlets/catch basins/grates, 105,600 lineal feet (20 miles) of pipes/culverts and 108 outfalls. The division’s operators and technicians receive and resolve resident’s emergency calls 24x7 (e.g. line obstructions, sewer back-ups, storm/flooding, etc.).

Sewers and Stormwater

Sewers and Stormwater

Central Administrative Division

The Central Administrative Division receives and handles all customer service-related requests. The division routes requests to the proper divisions within the Public Works Department and/or other City departments, municipalities and agencies. Requests are documented through the GovQA web platform for proper follow-up and future reference. The Central Administrative Division is the bridge between the multiple divisions and supports in consolidating all operations for uniformity. 


Automotive Division

The Automotive Division is responsible for the acquisition, maintenance, and disposal of all City vehicles and heavy equipment.  In addition, the division provides fueling services to the City’s fleet.


Other Services

Request Trash Pit Fill

Request Trash Pit Fill

Report Missed Garbage Collection

Report Missed Garbage Collection

Report Missed Recycling Collection

Report Missed Recycling Collection

Report Missed Trash Pit Service

Report Missed Trash Pit Service

Report Potholes/Sinkholes

Report Potholes/Sinkholes

Request a Recycling Bin

Request a Recycling Bin

Storm Drain/Catch Basin Issues

Storm Drain/Catch Basin Issues

Report a Street Light Problem

Report a Street Light Problem

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Hermes Diaz

Hermes Diaz

Public Works Director · Public Works

hdiaz2@coralgables.com

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