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Public Works Department

Welcome to your online guide through The City of District Heights Public Works Department. Our department works hard to provide and maintain public services and facilities that contribute to the health, safety, and well-being of our city. These efforts primarily include planning, engineering, operation, maintenance, and replacement of the community’s infrastructure investment.

The City of District Heights has an excellent Public Works Department that continues to grow and excel. We have continued to improve the procedures that allow us to efficiently serve the community. We coordinate an array of services and programs for the community which include:

  •     Recycling & Multi-Material Pick-Up
  •     Limb & Leaf Collection
  •     Snow Removal
  •     Bulk Trash Removal
  •     Tree Maintenance
  •     Mosquito Control
  •     Street Maintenance


Bates Trucking 


How to Prepare Yard Waste

1. Place yard waste in biodegradable brown paper bags or bundle it with biodegradable twine in easy-to-handle bundles.

a. Bundles may be no longer than 5 feet in length.
b. Bundles may not weigh more than 30 pounds each.
c. Bundles may not exceed 6 inches in diameter.

2. Once prepared, yard waste must be placed at the curb on scheduled pick-up day, before 6:30 am.
3. An unlimited number of bags or bundles may be placed at the curb.


Bulk Trash Collection

Bates Trash Services
Bulk trash is collected on Wednesday’s, by APPOINTMENT ONLY. You must call by 2pm on Tuesday, before Wednesday’s pick up. Regular trash pick up days are Monday and Thursdays.

Recycle and grass clippings are picked up on Wednesday’s
Public Works Department

Public Works Commission Li-aison
Johnathan Medlock

Brian Edwards
Public Works Supervisor

Rick Whitman
Foreman I

Angela Barnhill-love
Foreman II

We will continue to take pride in the appearance, safety, and well-being of our city and its citizens. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to contact us.

Brian Edwards
Public Works Department Supervisor


What's New


Commission Rules of Procedure

Here is a copy of the Commission Rules of Procedure, DH-2022-01, Sponsored by Vice Mayor Cynthia Miller, Commissioner Harryette Irving, and Commissioner Xander Harcourt introduced in the 1-13-22 City meeting for your review. Forward any questions, comments, concerns or ideas

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Upcoming Events

We appreciate you calling ahead / making an appointment for services in municipal center, Everyone’s safety matters!

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  • NLC Service Line Warranty Program

    The City of District Heights is notifying residents of a program provided through the National Leauge of Cities (NLC) Service Line Warranty Program administered by Service Line Warranties of America (SLWA). This program offers a warranty to homeowners that covers repairs or replacements of the outside water line that runs from the point of utility responsibility to the home. Property owners are accountable for these repairs, not the utility. [color-button href=""]For more information on this program or to enroll, please visit SLWA's site at[/color-button]
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