Public Works

Public Works

Welcome to Public Works! We are responsible for a wide variety of functions within the City of Brewer, which include, but not limited to: street maintenance and repairs, i.e. sweeping, pavement repairs, and pothole patching; sidewalk maintenance and repairs; storm drain maintenance and repair; snow removal on roads and sidewalks; sign maintenance, repairs and replacement; pavement markings at intersections and crosswalk painting all around the City; and small scale construction projects. We provide construction support to all other City departments and co-administer paving projects with Engineering. You could say all roads eventually lead back to Public Works. . .

David Cote, Director of Public Works

Not only are we responsible for keeping the roads in good working order, we are responsible for a number of other functions:

Brewer Landfill:

Landfill hours take place the first and third Saturday of each month from 7:30am to 2:00pm.  This includes the compost area.  

Every Tuesday from 7:00am to 11:30am, the compost and brush areas only are open for residents to drop off grass clippings, leaves and brush free of charge.

Vehicle Maintenance: 

Randy Stubbs, Shop Foreman, oversees two mechanics that maintain all City-owned vehicles and equipment in all City Departments. We also provide after-hours emergency repairs to City plow equipment during snow storms.

Purchasing: 

The Purchasing Agent, tracks all fuel usage and maintenance for City equipment. He is responsible for purchasing supplies for the Public Works Department and other departments. He also readies bid documents for replacement equipment, and maintains files on City equipment, along with a variety of other tasks.

Sewer Line Maintenance: 

Two SSES (Sewer System Evaluation Study) Technicians work out of the Public Works Department in conjunction with Waste Water Pollution Control, cleaning and inspecting sanitary sewer lines through the City.

Spring Cleanup: 

Annually, the City offers free curbside collection of brush, bagged leaves, non-freon containing white goods, and metals to Brewer residents.  The information pertaining to the spring cleanup collection is typically released at the beginning of April, and the actual collection is done in May.  Please check back in April when the most up-to-date information will be available to residents.

Leaf Collection: 

Twice a year, the City gives residents of Brewer the opportunity to clean up leaves from their property and have them hauled away at no charge.  The spring collection takes place at the beginning of May, along with the Spring Cleanup program, and again in mid-November.  

2020 schedule for fall leaf collection

CITY OF BREWER
2020 SCHEDULE FOR THE
FALL LEAF COLLECTION

The City of Brewer will be collecting bagged leaves this fall starting Monday, November 16, 2020.  Only leaves in biodegradable bags will be collected curbside.  Leaves in non-biodegradable bags or piled loose will not be picked up during the curbside leaf pickup.  Large twigs, branches, dirt, rocks or trash mixed in with the bagged leaves will not be accepted; however, other small plants and garden waste may be mixed in with the leaves.

Program requirements and information:
Leaves set out for collection must be in biodegradable bags and set curbside by 7:00 a.m. on Monday, November 16, 2020.  Leaves in non-biodegradable plastic bags or piled loose WILL NOT be picked up curbside.  While supplies last, biodegradable paper bags will be available for purchase (50¢ each) at the Brewer Landfill on Elm St., Tuesday mornings 7:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and the first and third Saturday of the month between 7:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.  Typically, biodegradable paper bags are also available at the local hardware stores.

Brewer residents may take their leaves to the Brewer Landfill located at 403 Elm Street, at no cost, any time of the year during normal operating hours.  The Brewer Landfill is open every Tuesday morning from 7:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. along with the first and third Saturdays of each month from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Residents may transport leaves to the landfill loose or in plastic or biodegradable paper bags but plastic bags must be torn open with just the leaves added to the compost pile.

For further information, please contact the Brewer Public Works Department at 989-7800 (7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.) Monday through Friday.