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About Public Works

The Public Works Department is responsible for maintenance of the City’s infrastructure and for the collection and disposal of residential solid waste. Its mission is to protect and enhance Greenville’s quality of life through effective environmental and infrastructure management, which includes maintaining 224 miles of streets and 125 miles of sidewalks.

Public Works is comprised of the following divisions: Administration, Engineering (Civil, Environmental, Traffic and Construction Inspection), Fleet Services, Solid Waste Collection (Garbage/Recycling), Operations (Streets, Sidewalks, Stormwater and Sanitary Sewer) and Building Services.

For more information, call (864) 467-4345. To submit a service request, contact Greenville Cares, the City’s customer service call center, at (864) 232-2273 or e-mail them at

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Sewer Emergency?

Report it immediately by calling 864-467-4335.


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Public Works Director
Michael E. Murphy

Contact Public Works
Public Works Offices:
360 S. Hudson Street Greenville, SC 29601
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