What We Do
The Bureau of Operations and Parks, located at 945 Mt Read Blvd, represents the outstanding public works provided to city residents. Employees of this bureau work around the clock to ensure that Rochester's streets and neighborhoods are clean, safe, and attractive for residents and visitors.
Karen St. Aubin, Director
Bureau of Operations & Parks
945 Mt. Read Blvd
Rochester, NY 14606
FOR ALL SERVICE REQUESTS OR INQUIRIES:
Call 311 (outside the city, dial 585-428-5990)
The Director's Office manages the bureau. The unit is responsible for policy development, personnel management, budget development and oversight, and review of operational performance.
The Solid Waste Collection Division collects residential and commercial refuse, bulk items and recyclables. The Administrative arm of Solid Waste manages the division and licenses other commercial haulers in the city.
The Special Services Division cleans and maintains city streets, tends to vacant lots, removes graffiti, prepares/restores areas for public functions, operates the City's 'Materials Give Back' program and has the enormous responsibility of snow and ice control.
The Parks, Forestry, and Open Spaces Division maintains City parks, green spaces, the urban forest and other public gathering places around Rochester.
The Equipment Services Division maintains over 1,300 pieces of vehicular equipment within the City fleet. Housed at the Mt. Read Blvd facility, the division maintains and repairs vehicles, runs a machine shop that rebuilds or fabricates parts, and provides a computerized fueling station. This division has a green mission: in addition to gasoline and diesel fuel, the City fleet includes Compressed Natural Gas, hybrid and E85 fueled vehicles.
The Building Services Division maintains and repairs all City-owned buildings, including HVAC, plumbing, masonry and electrical systems. Building Services has a green mission, as well: it conducts the City's energy conservation program by monitoring energy consumption and implementing cost saving steps.