Public Works

DPW Employees

The mission of Public Works is to create a safe and healthy environment through the implementation of infrastructure maintenance and enhancements of parks, roadways, traffic systems, municipal buildings, vehicles/equipment, flood control systems and the collection of solid waste and recyclables.

Public works is now offering permits and passes online!  From Transfer Station passes, to scheduling bulky pick up and ordering replacement trash cans. Simple click on the link below, log in or create a new account to begin.

Department Head

Deputy Director of Public Works, Michael Looney

Michael T. Looney

Michael Looney received his B.A. from Yale University in 1998 and his Master’s in City Planning from MIT in 2002. After working as an urban planning and development consultant for 12 years, Mr. Looney joined the City of Hartford’s Department of Development Services in 2014 as the Director of Projects.

Mr. Looney lives in Hartford with his wife and two daughters.

Below is the list of citywide holidays that can result in the delay of trash collection. 

  • Christmas Day (12/26/22)
  • New Year's Day (1/02/23)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day (1/16/23)
  • Lincoln's Birthday (2/13/23)
  • Washington's Birthday (2/20/23)
  • Good Friday (4/07/23)
  • Memorial Day (5/29/23)
  • Juneteenth Freedom Day (6/19/23)
  • Independence Day (7/4/23)
  • Labor Day (9/4/23)
  • Indigenous People Day
  • Veteran's Day
  • Thanksgiving Day

 For more information please contact Hartford 311 at (860) 757-9311.


The Backwater Valve Program separates the inflow and infiltration from your homes footing and foundation drains and roof leader connections to the sanitary sewer system.  The sanitary sewer system is designed to handle sanitary waste only.  By removing outside water sources from the sewer system, the potential of surcharging is reduced considerably during wet weather events.  The removal of these connections is paramount to the reduction of surcharging and flooding events for the future. 

BWV Program

BWV General Maintenance

Speed Humps Installed

Installed in 2022


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