Public Works

Richard L. Hardy
Public Works Director 



To provide consistent and quality customer service in all aspects of daily operations to our customers and citizens of the City of Valdosta.

Department Overview

Welcome to the Public Works Department’s website! The Public Works Department is responsible for the daily operation of residential sanitation services, commercial sanitation services, right-of-way street maintenance, facilities maintenance, and the repair of city vehicles and equipment. We maintain residents' household garbage, recycling, bulk items, and yard trash. In addition, the Public Works Department provides mosquito spraying and street sweeping in residential areas as well as designated state routes.

For our local business owners, we provide the most competitive and best rates available for commercial dumpsters and roll-offs. With approximately 113 employees, the staff of the Public Works Department continues to search for innovative ways to do business and provide an outstanding quality of life for the citizens of Valdosta.

Our Divisions

The Public Works Department consists of the following divisions:

  • Administration
  • Operations
  • Residential Sanitation Division
  • Commercial Sanitation Division
  • Right-of-Way Street Maintenance Division
  • Recycling Division
  • Sunset Cemetery
  • Mathis City Auditorium

To inquire about your collection day, or to order a roll-out/recycle bin, call the Public Works Dispatch Office at 229-259-3590.

For questions regarding your sanitation charges, or to request a dumpster/roll-off rental, call 229-259-3588.

For any other sanitation related concerns, call 229-259-3585.

Click here to download the Public Works brochure.

Public Works



Dept. Head

Richard L. Hardy


1017 Myrtle Street
Valdosta, GA 31601

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