The Public Works Department provides a diverse range of services in order to maintain a quality community. Responsibilities include care of streets and storm drains, the sewer system, the City’s’ fleet of vehicles and equipment; City parks and facilities, environmental protection efforts, and maintaining other important infrastructure.
Public Works Useful Information
- Online Service Request
- Common Questions
- Trees / Urban Forestry Management
- Street Improvement Projects
- City Parks
- Graffiti, Street Lights Out, Potholes
- Street Sweeping
- Water & Other Utilities (city contracts for these services)
- SEWER EMERGENCY (sewer spill, manhole cover, other) P. 760.726.6328
- After Hours/Weekend sewer emergencies (sewer spill, manhole cover, other) P: 760.825.3135.
- Sewer related non-emergency P: 760.643.5468
- Sewer Billing (Finance Department) P. 760.643.5364
Trash & Recycling
- Trash and Recycling Collection (City contracts with EDCO )
- Bulky Waste Disposal (EDCO)
- Mattress Disposal (Palomar Transfer Station (760) 603-0153) – Can drop off up to 3 mattresses for free; anything over will incur a cost.
- Electronic Waste Disposal
- Household Hazardous Waste Disposal
- Trash on Highway 78 is managed by the California Department of Transportation. Submit a maintenance request along the highway to Caltrans via their website.
- AB341 Mandatory Recycling for Businesses
- AB1826 Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling (MORe)
- Food Waste Reduction
- Other Recycling, Reusing, Reduction Resources
Public Works Department
P: 760.639.6177 l 1165 E. Taylor Street, Vista, CA 92084
Report a Problem: Graffiti, pothole, streetlight out, traffic signal: 760.639.6177 or Online service request.
Domestic / Freshwater Problem on Private Property: 760.597.3100
Know What's Below: Call Before You Dig: Call 811 or website