# Solid Waste Management
The Department of Public Works and Environmental Services builds and maintains safe, reliable infrastructure that improves public health and provides a high quality of life for residents. The department’s four business areas – Solid Waste Management, Capital Facilities, Wastewater Management, and Stormwater Management – work together to create and preserve sustainable communities.
program_outcome: Environment Preservation
program_category: Sustainability and Environment
service: Public Works
recycling_rate: 51% (2016)
UN_Sustainable_Development_Goals: Goal 12 Responsible Consumption and Production