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Earnie Via
3080 Moon Station Rd.
Kennesaw, GA 30144


Public Works

PWThe Public Works Department provides a wide range of services that have significant economic impact, improve people’s lives and help define the quality of life for residents and visitors. The department’s core services include maintenance and repair of the city’s infrastructure (streets, curb, gutters, and right-of-way); cemetery operations; stormwater maintenance; environmental services; supervision of trash collection and recycling services; fleet maintenance; and capital project management.

Looking for holiday trash collection information? Click here.

Want to remove a tree? Click  here.

Need information about burning? Click here.

Maintain Streets

Fill out the Public Works Problem Reporting Form to report issues with any of the following: 

  • Potholes
  • Street or traffic signs down
  • Street lights broken or out
  • General questions or concerns

Manage Sanitation Collections

Republic Services is the contract vendor responsible for the collection of garbage, recycling, yard waste, and bulk item collection for residential and some commercial areas. Click the link below for more information. An environmental committee called Keep Kennesaw Beautiful works diligently to build awareness of the value of recycling and holds electronic recycle events twice a year. Those events will be featured on the homepage in the News section and on the calendar. 

Manage Stormwater

The stormwater utility is responsible for the management and maintenance of the stormwater system that protects our water sources from pollution and improves the overall water quality. Contact Public Works for more information regarding the Stormwater Program.

View the Stormwater Slideshow.

Provide Project Management

We provide project management oversight of various projects including:

  • Community Development Block Grants (over one million dollars spent on construction of new curbs, gutters, sidewalks, and stormwater improvements in Woodland Acres)
  • Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) projects including Old Highway 41 improvements between Barrett and Cobb Parkways; Rutledge Road and Cathy Lane improvements; Pine Mountain Road improvements; and Cherokee Street improvements

Assist with Coordination of Services

Although not specifically under our jurisdiction or control, department staff will help with:

  • Sewer and water problems (Cobb County Water)
  • Street light problems (Georgia Power & Cobb EMC)
  • Traffic signal problems (Cobb County Department of Transportation) 

Frequently Asked Questions

Public Works

How do I sign up for sanitation service?

To start or stop service, please call the Sanitation Billing Department at 770-424-8274 or email. You are also welcome to visit them at City Hall on Mon-Fri, 7 am – 6 pm. Click here for the electronic bill pay system.

Can I pay my garbage bill by credit card?

Yes! Please contact the Sanitation Billing department at City Hall 770-424-8274 or email.

When will my garbage be picked up?

Click here for a link to the sanitation page and open the Sanitation Collection Schedule.

How do I report a 95-gallon trashcan that is broken?

Contact Sanitation Billing (with the address, can number, and contact person’s name and number) at 770-424-8274 or email.

How do I find out the garbage schedule changes for holidays?

There will be no collection on major holidays. Check the calendar or click on the link in I Want to Find on the home page for specific information about holiday schedule changes.

How do I request a recycle bin?

Call Sanitation at 770-424-8274 or email.

Kennesaw Commentaries

“I have lived in Kennesaw since 1972 and raised five children here. If we had a choice to do it all over again, we would pick Kennesaw for ourselves and our family. The sense of community has endured, even with the growth and changes.” — Carol Thompson, Newspaper Editor