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Last Updated: 2017-05-05


DPW was accredited through the American Public Works Association [APWA] in 2005. Every four years APWA representatives visit the department to make sure it is operating in compliance with the APWA and according to its documented practices. DPW has been reaccredited twice. The next reaccreditation visit is fall 2017.

Tree City

For 25 consecutive years the City of Richmond has met the requirements for designation as a “Tree City USA” by the Arbor Day Foundation. Richmond was one of fewer than 60 counties and municipalities in the Commonwealth selected for the 2015 calendar year. Richmond’s Urban Forestry Division has planted nearly 13,000 trees since 2009.

Fleet Certificate

In 2017 DPW’s Fleet Division ranked #66 among the The 100 Best Fleets in the Americas. The list was published in Governing Magazine. In 2015 the division was among those that received an honorable mention.

Fleet Certificate

DPW’s Fleet Division has been recognized as one of the top fleets in the Americas by The 100 Best Fleets in the Americas. There are more than 38,000 public fleets in North America and thousands more in South America. The designation was published in America City & County.

Recycling Cart

Richmond DPW was one of only four cities in the southeast to each receive nearly $560,000 in grant money to revamp its recycling program. City residents now utilize 95 gallon carts and recycling tonnages have risen steadily since The “Richmond is on a Roll” program was implemented in 2015.

Contact Information:

Dept of Public Works
City of Richmond
900 E. Broad St., Suite 704
Richmond, VA
23219 USA
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Hours: Monday -Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Customer Care Center: 3-1-1
or (804)646-7000


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If you have any questions, please call the City’s Customer Care Center at 3-1-1 or (804) 646-7000

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