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Wayne McGary, PE
Interim Director
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 from Cobb County about burning? Click here.

Want a schedule of upcoming road improvement projects? 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
  • General questions or concerns

For street light repairs/outages please contact your power company at one of the following numbers specifically for street light outages/repairs: Cobb EMC at 770-429-2100 or Georgia Power at 800-870-3942.

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. Payment options include mail and online; phone payment is available for a $3 additional charge.

Republic observes six holidays: Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day. Please check the homepage for the most current holiday collection information. 

The Keep Kennesaw Beautiful environmental committee 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. 

Click here for a sanitation collection schedule by neighborhood
Click here for more details about what can be recycled
Click here for a specific recycle schedule

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)
  • 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 – 5 pm. Click here for the electronic bill pay system.

Can I pay my trash bill by credit card?

Yes! Please contact the Sanitation Billing department at City Hall 770-424-8274 or email. There is also a phone payment option for an additional $3 fee.

When will my trash and recycle 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 trash collection schedule changes for holidays?

Trash collection will be interrupted for the following six holidays only: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. FOR MONDAY HOLIDAYS, TRASH/RECYCLE ROUTES DURING THE ENTIRE WEEK FOLLOWING THESE HOLIDAYS WILL BE PICKED UP ONE DAY LATER. FOR HOLIDAYS THAT FALL MIDWEEK, COLLECTIONS ON THE DAYS AFTER THE HOLIDAY WILL BE DELAYED UNTIL THE NEXT DAY (for example, if the holiday is Tuesday,  the Tuesday routes are picked up Wednesday, Wednesday picked up Thursday, etc. for the remainder of the week).  Reminders about holiday collection schedules are also included on your sanitation bill and in the city’s e-newsletter that is published twice a month (subscribe by clicking on the appropriate button at the bottom of the home page).  


When will my recycling be picked up?

Recycle is collected on the same day as trash.

How do I request a recycle bin?

Call Sanitation at 770-424-8274 or email.