What does the Public Works Department do?

Buildings & Grounds Division

  • Property Management
  • Construction Project Management
  • Capital Outlay & Improvement projects
  • Preventative Maintenance Programs
  • Custodial Services
  • Central Purchasing
  • County Surplus Equipment management
  • Inter-departmental Mail Delivery
  • Inmate Trusty Program Management
  • Court-Ordered Community Service Program Management
  • Foreclosed Property Maintenance and Sales
                           Current Listing and Bid Forms
  • Requests for Permits for Courthouse Grounds and Courthouse After Hours

Solid Waste & Recycling Division

  • Recycling Division Website
  • Manages the Master Solid Waste & Recycling Contracts for Manitowoc County
  • Operates the County Materials Recovery Facility ( MRF  / Recycling Center )
  • Operates (2) Compost sites
  • Administrates and runs an on-going Electronics Collection program
  • Administrates and runs and on-going Mercury Collection program
  • Administrates and runs an annual Household Hazardous Waste program
  • Administrates and runs an annual Business & Agricultural Hazardous Waste Program
  • Administrates an runs an annual Tire Collection Program.
  • Coordinates County-Wide Recycling Education Programs and Materials

Communications Division

  • Manages and maintains the County Public Safety Radio Infrastructure
  • Manages and maintains the County’s 911 System
  • Manages and maintains the County’s PBX phone & voicemail Systems
  • Manages and maintains the County’s audio & visual systems and equipment
  • Manages and maintains proprietary Public Works Department computer systems

Expo Center Division

  • Expo Center Division Website
  • Coordinates and operates the annual Manitowoc County Fair
  • Manages rentals of various Buildings (& Grounds) at the Expo Center
  • Provides winter storage for RV’s boats, Cars, etc..