City Hall will be closed on November 12.  There is no change to garbage pick up this week. Recycling pick up is the week of November 19 which also includes a shift in the day of Thursday and Friday pick up due to Thanksgiving. 

Public Works

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The Public Works Department includes city maintenance operations: streets, parks, water, sewer and city garage. Our crew of 16 is cross-trained to work in all divisions to serve you more efficiently. Our offices are located at: 4601 Toledo Ave North which is in the northwest corner of the city. Our phone number is: 763-531-1202. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

In addition to housing our city maintenance operations, we provide a Recycling Drop-off center. The drop-off center provides for convenient recycling of large quantities of cardboard and scrap metal. Scrap metal cannot contain any plastic parts, it must be pure metal. We do not accept appliances, microwaves, lawnmowers or chain link fence. Please check in with the Public Works front office prior to dropping off any items.

CenterPoint Energy's Restoration Hotline: 612-321-5042

Emergency Sewer Backup Problems: Public works hours are 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, our phone number is: 763-531-1202.  For after hour emergencies, please contact the non-emergency police number: 763-531-1220 and they will contact us. 

Please don't put your yard waste in the streets or parks: The City Public Works Department reminds property owners that depositing grass clippings, leaves, weeds, etc. into the gutters along street curbs causes storm sewer inlet grates to become plugged when it rains and contributes to the deterioration of water quality.

Please Help Us Catch Vandals: Graffiti and vandalism in our Parks is becoming an increasing problem. If you witness vandalism taking place please contact the Robbinsdale Police Department at: 763-531-1220 or call 911.

Preventing Sanitary Sewer Problems: Do not flush dryer sheets, diapers, disposable wipe products or personal hygiene products down your toilet. Do not pour grease, oil or fats down your sink. Older homes should have their sewer lines televised once every 5 years for preventative maintenance.

We partnered with local Cable 12 to produce a series of videos on What Does Public Works Do?

Click on the YouTube video links below to learn about these topics:


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