How Gainesville residents helped keep our community clean in 2018.
The City of Gainesville Public Works Department works with the community to support growth that balances environmental, social and community development. Public Works programs and services contribute to the quality of life in our community.
Diverted more than 80,000 cubic yards of street sweeping debris from landfill
Saved nearly $70,000 in disposal costs (that’s equivalent to the cost of nine weeks of city summer camp for nearly 700 kids)
Collected more than 17,000 tons of residential garbage (Blue Whales weigh about 200 tons)
Generated nearly $70,000 in revenue through reuse of discarded or retired items
Collected more than 20,000 tons of residential garbage
In an effort to improve our environmental ethic and sustainability practices, the City of Gainesville Commission unanimously approved a ban of single-use plastic straws and stirrers by food service providers and retail establishments.