Public Works Department

Our Purpose

We are responsible for maintaining publicly owned facilities in the City, including streets, storm drains, parks and buildings, and for providing public services such as local transit, solid waste collection and disposal, street lighting and supporting services and programs.

In short, we fix, replace, install, pickup, design, construct, repair, reconstruct, inspect, maintain and protect the City’s physical infrastructure in Laguna Beach to ensure the safety, security and satisfaction of residents, businesses and visitors.

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Recycling Containers on Main Beach
9/19/2014  State CalRecycle grant funds will be used to increase recycling along the Main Beach Boardwalk area. The City will purchase 15 recycling containers, at a cost of approximately $9,000, which will be the same concrete aggregate design as the existing containers used throughout the downtown area. The containers have been ordered and are expected to be delivered by the middle of November. For the time being, five temporary plastic recycling containers have been placed in the area. The containers will be monitored to measure how much uncontaminated recycling content is recovered. If this pilot program proves to be successful, then additional containers can be placed in other public places using the same CalRecycle grant funds. Currently, all waste and bulky items collected from the beaches, parks and streets are sorted and processed at Waste Management’s Sunset Environmental Facility in Irvine in an effort to maximize the amount of waste that is diverted from the landfills and recycled.

More Composting Classes
9/19/2014  The City’s solid waste hauler, Waste Management, offers four free composting classes to residents per year. Two free classes will be offered on Saturday, September 20 at the Laguna Beach County Water District’s SmartScape Info/Expo. The classes will start at 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

Firefighters Respond to Aid the State
9/19/2014 

The Fire Department has dispatched two fire engines with a Chief Officer and six firefighters, to assist the State battle the large fires that are burning in northern California.



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Public Works
505 Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone: (949) 497-0711 Fax: (949) 494-1864 fax