The Department of Public Works (DPW) provides many essential services to our residents, business community, visitors and shoppers and our institutional community in a timely, environmentally conscious and cost effective manner.
DPW includes the following Bureaus:
- Code Enforcement
- Highways, Forestry and Grounds Maintenance
- Sanitation and Recycling
- Water and Wastewater
Our award winning department has received accolades across the country in regard to the high quality of our drinking water as well as our successful recycling and composting program, which has eliminated more than one third of garbage being hauled by Sanitation each week. In fact, Westchester County has awarded the City of White Plains a Certificate of Achievement for having an outstanding organic yard waste and paper recycling program at our Gedney Recycling Yard.
Storms & Weather Related Issues
Weather plays an important role for the City's Department of Public Works.
Devastating storms, which have increased in intensity over the last several years, have affected just about everyone living and working in and around White Plains. As such, DPW, working with the Federal Government, has designed a comprehensive Multi-Hazard Mitigation Program (MHMP) plan, in an effort to reduce future loss of life and property resulting from natural disasters. Although it's impossible to predict exactly when these type of disasters will occur, it is the responsibility of individuals, private businesses, industries, and state and local (as well as federal) governments to work together to minimize such losses.
Whether we are dealing with hurricane force winds and rain or snow storms of any level, Public Works takes great care to prepare for inclement conditions that may affect residents, businesses and visitors. DPW works closely with Public Safety and Con Edison, when necessary, to make safety the number one concern for all.
We are always on call (Telephone Numbers for DPW) to make sure that living conditions are at their best. In particular, during winter months when road conditions could become hazardous, DPW's Bureau of Highways is unparalleled in their snow removal efforts and maintaining the best road conditions possible.