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SOLID WASTE

  • The Solid Waste Program provides residential solid waste collection, transfer and disposal, community cleanups, customer service, billing, education, source reduction and recycling programs.
  • Staff performs contract management, program planning, low income assistance program, public information and education, walk-in payment processing, research for address, delinquent account, and billing.
  • Waste Management is the contracted vendor for the residential collection.
  • The East Mountain Transfer Station provides solid waste and recycling services seven days a week.
  • Staff performs solid waste transfer and disposal, recycling processing and hauling, customer service, payment processing, and general facility operations and maintenance.

TRAFFIC ENGINEERING

  • Operates and maintains the county’s traffic control devices and also provides input on the design of new traffic control devices.
  • Maintains and inspects approximately 21,172 traffic signs, 73 warning beacons, 56 traffic signals along 12 major urban arterials.
  • Maintains roadway striping along approximately 278 miles of roadway, 863 traffic calming devices in numerous residential areas, approximately 15 miles of roadside barriers and 1,655 streetlights of which 476 are County-owned.
  • Graffiti Removal ensures graffiti is removed promptly and effectively throughout the unincorporated areas of the county.

ROAD MAINTENANCE

  • Includes road surface grading, base repair, street sweeping, shoulder repair, ditch cleaning and reshaping, culvert installation and repair, pothole patching, crack sealing, chip sealing, surface oiling, machine mowing, concrete sidewalk repair, remove and install asphalt curb, remove and install concrete curb, spot surface asphalt repair and replacement, asphalt overlay, asphalt surface treatment, paving fabric application, street cut repairs, road ice and snow removal.

STORM DRAIN

  • Assures that flood control projects and roadway drainage systems are maintained at a level that maximizes their useful life and assures that facilities operate to design capacity in order to reduce or eliminate the potential for flooding.
  • Operate 16 storm water pumping stations, perform routine inspections and cleaning of all storm sewer pipes, culverts, manholes and catch basins.
  • Maintain the rights-of-way within and around storm drainage channels and holding ponds by performing routine inspections, mowing, dredging and making erosion repairs as needed.
  • Also maintain and update the Storm Drainage shape-files in Geographical Information System (GIS) as new infrastructure is built, so that a complete physical feature inventory is available.
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