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Our Mission Statement: Oakland Public Works is dedicated to you! We strive to maintain, improve and preserve Oakland’s infrastructure and environment for the residents, businesses, visitors and future generations of every neighborhood in our diverse city.


An Oaklander drops off a load of bulky junk for free at the monthly Bulky Block Party
Dec 05, 2022

Oaklanders, Get Rid of Your Bulky Junk for Free in December Using Bulky Pickup or Davis Street Drop-off Appointments

The Bulky Block Party program remains ongoing, but the previously-announced Dec. 17 event at 7101 Edgewater Drive has been cancelled. In prior years, public participation in these events has declined during the holiday season. The cancellation of December’s event will allow the City to redirect staff resources to other trash collection and community cleanup operations. The next Bulky Block Party at the Edgewater facility will take place on Saturday January 28th, 2023.

Aug 30, 2022

Community Update: Lake Merritt algae bloom and fish die-off

This message was first posted on Aug. 5, 2022, and updated Aug. 30, 2022, to respond to community inquiries. Check here for updates from the City of Oakland on the potential harmful algae bloom at Lake Merritt. Tags: Algal bloom, red tide, fish kill, fish die-off

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G. Harold Duffey

Director of Oakland Public Works

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