Public Works

Mission Statement

The mission of the Public Works Department is to provide effective and efficient maintenance and support services for all citizens of Paducah.  We strive to use cost effective resources to deliver quality services for the maintenance of streets and City facilities.  

Contact and Quick Links

Chris Yarber   Public Works Director
   Assistant Public Works Director 

Public Works Building
1120 North 10th Street
Paducah, KY 42001
Phone:  270-444-8511
Fax:  270-444-8689

Compost Facility

Purchase compost and drop off brush and leaves at 1560 North 8th Street


Curbside Recycling - sign up for twice per month residential collection
Recycling Drop Point - Green for Life (GFL) transfer station at 400 State Street provides a free recycling drop-off location

Solid Waste, Brush, and Yard Waste 

Garbage collection, brush, limb, and yard waste collection

What days are my garbage and recyclables collected?

Public Works Department - Divisions and Operations

Street Division - The Street Maintenance Division is responsible for the maintenance of approximately 446 lane miles of City roadways in addition to right-of-ways, sidewalks, alleys, curbs and gutters, independent storm sewer facilities, and the landscaping of downtown and landscaped areas outside of City parks. Street Maintenance maintains more than 3,000 traffic signs and 6,000 storm inlets. This division assists the Engineering Department with work associated with all City street restoration and rehabilitation coupled with Municipal Aid Program. Although lights are occasionally added to existing roadways, the majority of new lights come from new developments. 
Facility Maintenance Division - The Facility Maintenance division is responsible for the maintenance and care of 30 buildings (20 City employee occupied, 10 leased facilities), and 12 City owned/operated traffic signals. This division provides support staff to the Parks Department for facilities including pools, shelters, playground equipment, and the skate park. Additionally, the Facility Maintenance Division provides custodial services of City-owned facilities and downtown restrooms, and maintains the aesthetics of decorative lighting systems on various City properties. 

Solid Waste Operations - The Solid Waste Division is dedicated to serving the citizens of Paducah by providing reliable quality Solid Waste and Yard Waste Collections and voluntary Recycling opportunities.  Solid Waste provides weekly solid waste collections for approximately 11,500 City customers and approximately 900 commercial businesses with multiple weekly collections and provides a Compost Facility that serves all of McCracken County.

Fleet Maintenance - This division oversees the Fleet Maintenance Fund and strives to establish efficient and effective delivery of City fleet services by providing customers with safe, reliable, economical, and environmentally sound transportation and related support services. Fleet Maintenance maintains and repairs all City vehicles and provides outside service to Concord Fire Department.