Learning Center

Public Works Department Video is a ten minute video about the diverse services and programs that the department manages and the value that the department offers to the residents and businesses in the City of Long Beach.
Click here to download it.

Our litter awareness program is designed to teach young students the importance of keeping Long Beach litter-free. Click here for more information.

Our Traveling Recycling Education Center (TREC) travels to Long Beach public elementary schools to educate fourth-grade students about recycling, resource conservation and environmental stewardship.

Check out video clips of Barbara London, one of our community's outstanding aviators and military heroes.

"Aviatior & Navigator" 817 KB .mwv file
"WAFS Military Affiliation" 1.54 MB .mwv file
"Distinguished Veteran" 500 KB .mwv file


Did you know that as of February 2006, residents and businesses in California are not allowed to throw batteries, flourescent light bulbs and other electronics in the trash.

Click here to find out how you can dispose of them the safe way.

Want to learn how to recycle your used motor oil and filter after every change?

Click here for more info in English
Click here for more info in Spanish
Click here for more info in Khmer

Did you know that the City of Long Beach provides each residential account two FREE *Special Collections* annually? To find out more info, click here. For Spanish, click here.

To learn more about our street tree maintenance policy and about the types of approved street trees, click

Accomplishments & Literature

Are you interested in learning more about what the Public Works Department is up to and what we have accomplished? If so, click here to download our Mid-year Highlight Report

Interested in learning more about the Airport's history? Click here for historical facts and here for a historical timeline.

CityWorks: Paving the Way to Smoother Streets
CityWorks: Business Diversity Abounds at the LB Airport Area Complex
Long Beach Press Telegram: Lizard has Anti-Littering Lesson