Celebrating National Public Works Week! 

May 19 to 25, 2024 is National Public Works Week, an opportunity to educate and inform the community about the vital role Public Works plays in our daily lives.

We have 148 dedicated full-time staff in the City of Timmins Public Works Department who work every day to deliver necessary services, from providing clean and sustainable drinking water to maintaining our roads and sidewalks.

Since 1960, municipalities across Canada have been recognizing National Public Works Week. This year’s theme is “Advancing Quality of Life for All,” and it has never been more true of the efforts made by Public Works. Our team is committed to keeping our community safe, clean, and beautiful by making improvements in sharps collection, waste management, and recycling.

New in 2024, the Public Works Dept. has launched a pilot project for needle pick up, to ensure that public spaces like sidewalks, boulevards, and roadways remain free of drug-related litter. Public Works revised the residential curbside bulk item collection program to better assist residents during spring cleanup, by moving the collection dates to early May and offering waived tipping fees on one residential waste load per household.

Public Works is also collaborating with our Community Safety and Well-Being team on the “Adopt-a-Block” Community Clean Up, to help residents reduce waste around their neighbourhoods and parks. It’s perfect, because the Community Clean Up Days are May 24 and 25, during National Public Works Week! Over 150 residents, local businesses, and organizations have signed up to help Public Works keep Timmins clean and beautiful.

Download and print our Public Works colouring sheets and, when you see a pot hole being repaired, the roads being swept, or lines being painted this week, give our Public Works crews a wave. They contribute to our quality of life every day.

Posted by Amanda Dyer On 5/21/2024 at 9:22 AM  

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