WICOMICO COUNTY, MARYLAND

EXECUTIVE BRANCH

PUBLIC WORKS

ORIGIN & FUNCTIONS


DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

The Department of Public Works oversees two divisions: Roads; and Solid Waste and Recycling (County Charter, sec. 506).

ROADS DIVISION
The Roads Division plans, maintains, and constructs all County roads, bridges, and dams. This involves ditch maintenance, roadside grass mowing, tree trimming, crossroad and driveway pipe installations, constructing and resurfacing of roads, snow removal, and sign installation. The Department also runs two automobile ferries that provide a route across the Wicomico River, free of charge: the Upper Ferry, and the Whitehaven Ferry.

SOLID WASTE & RECYCLING DIVISION
The Solid Waste and Recycling Division operates the Newland Park Landfill (northwest of Salisbury), eleven transfer stations for the use of homeowners to dispose of their household garbage and recyclables, and nine recycling convenience drop-off stations.

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