Mission Statement - 706.225.4000

   The Mission of the Public Works Department is to efficiently, effectively, and equitably, provide services to the citizens of Columbus. Georgia in the areas listed below. Public Works will continuously strive to enhance the quality of life for the citizens and employees in a safe and environmentally responsible manner. We will be innovative and use industry best practices in our daily activities.

  • Street Maintenance & Repair
  • Urban Forestry & Beautification
  • Waste & Recycling Collection
  • Landfill Operations
  • Cemetery Operations
  • Environmental Code Enforcement
  • Animal Control
  • Community Service Coordination
  • Rainwater Management
  • Fleet Maintenance
  • Facility Maintenance

Fleet Maintenance

Fleet Maintenance is responsible for the preventive maintenance and repairing of 1,260 vehicles and 1,600 pieces of equipment. These vehicles and equipment are assigned to departments throughout the Columbus Consolidated Government.

There are a total of thirty-seven employees in Fleet Maintenance. Thirty-two are maintenance technicians and five are administrative and support personnel.


History is alive and well among the combined 120 acres of Historic downtown cemeteries.

  • Linwood Cemetery est. 1828
  • Porterdale Cemetery est. 1836
  • Riverdale Cemetery est. 1890
  • East Porterdale est. 1946

Drivers Training

The responsibilities of the Drivers Training Program is to conduct initial drivers training, refresher drivers training, flagging classes and testing of CDL drivers within the Consolidated Government only. Additional responsibilities include serving as the Safety Officer for the Department of Public Works ensuring all safety measures are adhered to by all employees of this department.

Facilities Maintenance

The Facilities Maintenance Division is responsible for the general and preventive maintenance of all City facilities to include, but not limited to the following: carpentry/painting, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, irrigation, and custodial duties. This division also provides a broad range of general support and administrative services to all departments of the Columbus Consolidated Government.

Urban Forestry & Beautification

Providing tree planting, pruning, and removals, along the public right-of-ways, parks, and other Muscogee County properties.

Landfill Division

Provides state-of-the-art waste disposal facilities for the greater Muscogee County

  • Pine Grove municipal solid waster disposal facility
  • Granite Bluff Inert Waste disposal facility
  • Oxbow Meadows Inert Waste disposal facility

Rainwater Management

The Rainwater Division is responsible for all storm water systems in the city which includes storm water pipes, inlets, and open ditches. They are not responsible for water and sewer lines connected to houses and commercial real estate

Special Enforcement

The Special Enforcement Division enforces local and state environmental laws. This includes but is not limited to Animal Control, Illegal dumping, solid waste, business licenses, dray tags, mobile home tags, alcohol licensing, junk vehicles, overgrown lots, scrap tire management, etc.

Heavy Equipment Division

Provides many different services for the city of Columbus, Georgia: Street Sweepers, Schatulga Road Fuel Pump operation, Fuel to the municipal golf courses, emergency vehicles, emergency generators, re-grading of ditches, excavating and grading all city projects, loading equipment, road-shoulder maintenance and supports emergency management on fires, hazardous spills, storms and demolitions.

Street Maintenance Division

Responsible for providing services to residents of Columbus, related to street maintenance, sidewalk, curb and gutter, fence, and guardrail repairs.

Waste Management Division

Services include household garbage collection and recycling.


Public Works  
602 11th Ave. Bldg E. 706.653-4160 - Main Office
Columbus, Georgia 31901 706.653-4576 - Fax

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Department of Public Works for Columbus, Georgia
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Government Center, 100 10th Street, Columbus, GA, 31901
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