General Contact

Mailing Address
75 N. Bonson Street
P.O. Box 780
Platteville, WI 53818


(608) 348-9741


(608) 348-4154


Office Hours
8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m


Recreation Hotline
(608) 348-4067



Assistant to the Director of Public Works

Street Superintendent

Public Works Director

Utilities Superintendent

Administrative Assistant
Public Works

The Public Works Department’s mission is to manage, direct and provide technical support and administration for city and utility construction projects, mapping, snow removal, weed cutting, refuse and recycling; conduct studies of infrastructure, prepare grant applications, file reports with governmental agencies, and provide support to committees and commissions; respond to inquiries from citizens, realtors, contractors and other departments.
Approximately 50 percent of departmental time is spent on Water and Sewer Utility management, support and construction.

Public Works

May 23 – 24, 2016

The City of Platteville annual spring clean up will be held on Monday, May 23 and Tuesday, May 24, 2016, with pick up the same day as your normal refuse collection.  Items must be placed neatly at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on the day of pick up.  This service is provided to one and two family dwellings only.

Specific items that WILL NOT be picked up include batteries & tires, appliances including microwaves, refuse from major construction and remodeling projects, as well as oil, anti-freeze, insecticides, and hazardous chemicals.  Boy Scout Troop 82 will collect appliances for a donation.  Please call (608) 778-0707 to arrange pick up.

Electronics (computers, printers, computer monitors, computer mouse, keyboards, and all accessories, televisions, DVD players, VCR’s, DVR’s, fax machines and cell phones) WILL NOT be picked up.  If you need to dispose of an electronic item, please contact Faherty Recycling at (608) 348-9586 for additional information.

All items must be stacked neatly and be in a pile no larger than 10’ x 4’ x 4’.  Scrap metal should be stacked neatly separate from other refuse.  Scrap metal and yard waste does not count toward the maximum size limit.

Garden and yard waste will be included in the spring clean up and will be picked up by City crews on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of clean up week only.  Please bag separately from weekly garbage and the $1.00 bags are not required during this special pick up only.

If you have questions concerning the clean up, call the Department of Public Works at (608) 348-9741, ext. 2238.