Public Works Department

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About the Department

The Public Works Department is comprised of the following Divisions:  Project Coordination, Facility Maintenance, Landfill, Sanitation and Streets.:


  Lance Henrie
Public Works Director/Assistant City Engineer
Kelly Owens, Administrative Assistant


Facility Maintenance Division:
Maintains all city facilities, fixtures, structural repair, remodeling, building and fire code compliance.
Cemetery Division:
Please contact the City of Safford Public Works Department Monday thru Thursday 6:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., (928) 432-4172 for purchases, Burial Slips, Construction Activity Permits, site inspections and document research.
Landfill Division:
The Landfill is located at 2755 N. Safford Landfill Road, Safford, AZ 85546.  Landfill hours of operation are Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., closed Sundays.  For additional information, please call (928) 432-4286.

Sanitation Division:
The Sanitation Division runs routes Monday thru Friday.  Trash (black can) pick up is Mondays and Tuesdays depending on your address and Recycling is picked up Thursdays and Fridays (depending on your address).  Commercial routes vary.  Please have your can at the curb no later than 6:00 a.m. the morning of your pick up. For additional information, please call (928) 432-4181.

Street Division:
The Street Division performs maintenance for approximately 41 miles of streets, 80 miles of parkways/right of ways, 30 miles of sidewalks, 20 miles of drainage systems.

Maintenance activities consist of patching, sealing, renewal, repair and overlay of existing roadway surfaces, drainage systems, alleyway, parkway, retention pond maintenance, including weed control, traffic control devices, street sign maintenance, striping, street sweeping, debris removal from roadways, sidewalk maintenance within city limits.

Please contact ADOT at 928-432-4900 for any issues on Hwy 70 or US Hwy 191.

Submit a Concern

Requests or concerns may be submitted using the Citizen Request Tracker.

Department Staff

View a listing of staff of the Public Works Department.