Public Works

new trash truck 2016
The City of El Dorado is happy to announce we are the first municipality in the State of Kansas to operate a CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) fueled Split Body Trash and Recycle collection truck.  With this truck we can pick up both trash and recycle at each stop.  The truck is split 60% trash and 40% recycle so the product does not mix.  Utilizing this system not only saves money for fuel but also prevents wear and tear of our streets.

Responsibilities


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Street Cleaning & Maintenance


We take pride in the condition and appearance of our city streets. Regular maintenance is scheduled to promote upkeep and ensure longevity. In addition, street sweeping occurs on a constant basis and usually in the overnight hours to be courteous of traffic.

Storm Drains


Integral to the safety of our streets, storm drains must be kept clear of debris and function at maximum capacity. Please remember to help keep our city clean and at full function by not leaving grass clippings or leaves in our streets. Dispose of yard waste conveniently at the municipal composting center.

Snow & Ice Removal


Our goal is to ensure the safe and efficient movement of vehicle and pedestrian traffic during snowfall / icing events, and to provide for removal procedures and operational tasks. For snowfall less than 2-inches, we will employ adequate sanding procedures. For snowfall greater than 2-inches

Storm Clean-Up


Kansas storms can bring high winds, rain, and hail causing fallen limbs. Critical access and public safety will determine priority of limb removal. Streets are first priority and then alley ways. If you have limbs that have fallen on your property, you will need to place them at the curb within 48 hours after the storm for pick up.

City staff will not go on private property. Small limbs should be bundled together for easy handling. Depending on the severity, crews will be collecting limbs for approximately 1 week after the storm. We appreciate your help keeping El Dorado clean after the storm!

Signs & Signals


Public Works maintains all of the city's traffic signals and facilities with knowledgeable and experienced help.