Department Of Public Works

The Department of Public Works was created to merge the Parks Department with the Highway Department. Lead by Superintendent Steve Gallagher, the department works in the wee hours of the morning when most of us are barely peeking at the light of dawn, emptying garbage pales, cutting the lawns, sweeping the streets, watering flowers, paving potholes, replacing drainage drywells, removing snow, leaves, branches and debris from our roadways and doing all the jobs that make Port Jefferson shine first thing in the morning. The labor crew is diverse and seasoned, and you will see them wearing bright yellow/green tops when working to not only identify them, but to keep them from harms way.

In the winter time, our crew is called out to remove snow from both our roads and parking lots. Roads in Port Jefferson are maintained meticulously as it is a priority for our schools and hospitals to be accessible in the inclement weather.

The Department of Public works is busy round the clock working to sustain and goinggreen-400x315improve Port’s infrastructure, roads and numerous amenities. They work hard. Next time you see a truck with a few yellow/green dressed workers, pull up and say “thanks” – or give a friendly beep on your horn. Remember, we are all in this together!

For more information about the Department of Public Works contact (631) 473-4733 or email Michele Carmody


Trash Removal Options

Quick Way Sanitation: (631) 928-4242.

Maggio Environmental Services: (631) 696-6300


  • Trash removal, litter removal, street sweeping B.I.D.

    7 days week- 20 garbage cans and 20 recycle cans

    Uptown-Main St/Texaco and Linden, Perry St, LIRR lots, Perry St, P. lot, Oakland Ave, Sheep Pasture Rd., Country Rd Downtown-Main St, Arden Pl, E. Main St., E and W. Broadway, Barnum Ave, Mariners Way, Roessner La, Wynne La.

    The Gap lot, Season lot, Bakers Alley lot, Arden Resident lot, Starbucks lot, stairways to East Main, Rocketship Park

  • Road repair


    Suffolk paving will begin paving on Soundview ave 9/19/17. All local traffic and residents will be allowed through. Short delays may occur.


    Strip paving and pothole repair
    Call 631-473-4733 to report a problem for repair

  • Tree trimming and removal in R.O.W.

    Call 631-473-4733 to report a problem
    If tree is in wires or near wires we can not remove them, please call PSEG at 800-490-0075

  • Snow removal-plowing /sanding

    11 trucks with plows and 8 trucks with plows and sanders

    insert safety sheet, no vehicles may be parked on any street within the village during a declared snow emergency event

    Snow clearing
    Priority: main roadways- to keep roads open and safe for all emergency services and public transportation
    Second concern is residential areas to provide access to and from home, work and school as well as all emergency services,
    Third parking lots to provide access to businesses and parking for residents who live in the business district.

    Sidewalk clearing ­—VOPJ in conjunction with B.I.D.

    VOPJ clears any sidewalks in front of PJ-owned properties; sidewalks are cleared of snow in B.I.D. district paid for by the B.I.D. Property and storeowners are still responsible to maintain in front of their property removing snow and salt sanding as per village code

  • Christmas trees

    Place Christmas trees at your curb for pickup and your garbage carter will remove them

  • Appliance pickup

    Washer, dryer, dishwasher, refridgerator, microwave, hot water heater.
    We do not pick up televisions! We do not enter privately maintained communities.

  • R.O.W. Roadside Maint. Mowing

    Tractor with Alamo cutting attachment — wooded areas along main roads within VOPJ

  • Storm drain maint — how to help

    Please keep storm drains in front of your home free and clear of debris and garbage. Storm drains provide rain water and melted snow water to flow freely away from our streets to prevent flooding and ice conditions in the winter months.

    Sump/recharge basin cleaning-please call 631-473-4733

  • 2020 Spring Branch Program


    2020 Spring Branch Pickup





    West Side: 4/6-4/10 From Setauket line to W/S of Main St.
    Mid-Town: 4/13-4/17 E/S Main St. to W/S of Belle Terre Rd.
    East Side: 4/20-4/24 E/S Belle Terre Rd. to E/S Village Boundary


    No branches will be picked up before April 6th or after April 24th next branch pick up will be in October 2020. 

    After April 24, 2020 branches must be in 4’ in length and tied in bundles.

    ** Friendly reminder this is a branch program not a yard clean up program, thank you.

august, 2020

Filter Events

12aug6:00 pm8:00 pmParking Committee Meeting6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST Village HallGovernment:Misc. Government

17aug3:30 pmVillage Board Meeting - 08/17/203:30 pm Port Jefferson Village HallGovernment:Village Board Meeting

19aug7:00 pmZoning Board of Appeals Meeting 8/19/20 *VIRTUAL* 7:30pm *pre-hearing work session will begin at 7pm*7:00 pm VIRTUALGovernment:ZBA Board Meeting

20aug6:00 pmPlanning Board Meeting 8/20/20 *VIRTUAL* 6:30pm *pre-hearing work session will begin at 6pm*6:00 pm VIRTUALGovernment:Planning Board Meeting