Public Works

Public Works Department

The Public Works Department is responsible for maintaining and improving 67.6 miles of Village roadways and 34 miles of paved bike lanes, including the multi-purpose Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail. The department is tasked with maintaining 138 miles of Village and Federal rights-of-way. These responsibilities include but are not limited to, mowing, tree trimming, weed and litter removal, street sign improvements, pothole repair, and minor roadway shoulder improvements.

Additional responsibilities include maintaining and improving Village owned buildings, public parks and conservation lands, street signage, and stormwater drainage structures. Capital Improvement projects (not related to wastewater) are also implemented by the Public Works Department.

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is responsible for the maintenance of traffic signals on U.S. 1 through the Village. To report any problems with traffic signals please call 305-640-7360.

The Public Works Department receives service requests from residents and all Village departments and is an integral part of the Emergency Operations Center.  The department’s staff regularly collaborates with the Village’s solid waste contractor, acts as liaison to the Water Quality Committee, and addresses stormwater-related issues.

Solid Waste Services

Residential and Commercial Solid Waste, Yard Waste, and Recycling collection and disposal services are provided through an Agreement with Waste Management of the Florida Keys. Learn more about the Residential Trash, Recycling, and Yard Waste Pickup Schedule and view the Residential Solid Waste Services for further information. 

Four times a year, Islamorada residents may take household hazardous waste products for free disposal to a special drop-off location. The household hazardous waste collection program is an effort to remove hazardous materials from the waste stream and to properly control the disposal of the products. Waste disposal is available to residential customers only. For complete information and scheduled collection dates visit the Residential Hazardous Household Collection Program page.

Commercial customers are directed to contact the Waste Management local Islamorada office to coordinate solid waste services. The local office may also be contacted to report any problems or arrange for special collection services.

If you are an Islamorada resident with a disability or special needs that restrict you from being able to move your garbage container or recycling container to the curb, assistance is available. Please contact Waste Management to obtain an application form to be completed by you and your physician.

For more information Email Waste Management Islamorada Office or call 305-853-3433.

Wastewater Utility

The Public Works Department administers the Islamorada Wastewater Utility Department. Visit the Wastewater Utility Department page for more information about Islamorada's sanitary sewer system.

Check the Landscape Manual (PDF) for more information.
Check the Stormwater Manual (PDF) for more information.