Public Works


Public Works is responsible for the construction and maintenance of all City streets, traffic signals, street lights and signs, the purchase and maintenance of all City vehicles, the maintenance of all City buildings, graffiti control program, Adopt A Street program, the management of city surplus property and Household Hazardous Waste Event.

The department consists of four (4) divisions:
  • Building Maintenance
  • Engineering
  • Fleet
  • Operations

Christmas Tree Recycling

A live or freshly cut Christmas tree is a wonderful way to spruce up the holiday season, and it doesn’t have to be detrimental to the environment.  Instead of sending a live tree to a landfill, give a gift back by recycling the freshly cut Christmas tree (treecycle).

The city is participating in this Christmas tree recycling effort again for 2018 marking thirteen years of participation by providing two FREE drop-off points. The city sites available to accept trees for recycling will be open 24 hours/day for free drop-off from December 26, 2017 – February 1, 2018.

Those sites are:

Paws & Claws Care Center, 725 E. Baseline Ave.

Prospector Park, 3015 N. Idaho Rd.

Residents are asked to remove all nails, stands, tinsel, lights and ornaments from trees.  Flocked trees will not be accepted because the flocking does not break down in the environment.

Last year approximately 450 trees were recycled into mulch saving approximately 10 cubic yards from being taken to the landfill.  The total for thirteen year’s participation by the city is approximately 145 cubic yards equating to almost 1,400 trees being recycled productively back into the environment.

Please direct any questions about this program to the Public Works Department at (480) 982-1055. 

The City of Apache Junction invites and welcomes people of all abilities to use our programs, sites and facilities. Any question about our service for people with disabilities can be answered by the city's ADA Coordinator (480) 474-2635, TDD (480) 983-0095, or Additional information may be found at