The Department of Public Works Operations is responsible for the maintenance of 300 center lane miles of gravel roadways within Douglas County. These roadways range from rural arterial roadways that carry several hundred vehicles per day to residential gravel roads carrying less than 20 vehicles per day.
A major component of the Undesirable Plant Management Plan is the requirement to provide Douglas County Property Owners with technical assistance in determining methods to control or eliminate their weed problems. We have worked very hard over the past 15 years to insure County owned properties are under treatment for weeds and are continuing that endeavor. We have worked with other public entities to assist them in their weed control problems. At the same time, we offered technical assistance to private property owners to control noxious weeds on their land be it several hundred acres or an individual lot.
Report a pothole in unincorporated Douglas County.
The Slash/Mulch site helps residents minimize fire hazards.
To help residents clear their properties of dead tree branches and shrubbery, Douglas County operate a slash/mulch site on Saturdays from Memorial Day through Labor Day each year.
Since every snowstorm has varying characteristics – temperature, moisture content, wind velocity and storm duration – The Department of Public Works Operations (PW Ops) develops a snow removal plan unique to the individual storm, with the primary focus on public safety.
Douglas County provides street sweeping to: Remove sand and debris that can cause unsafe conditions for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians; Remove particulate matter to improve air quality locally and meet metro-area air quality standards; Improve water quality by removing debris before it can enter storm sewers and drainageways.
There are two transfer sites available for trash disposal in Douglas County. One is operated by Imperial Enterprises (located on Peterson Road), contact Al Miscowski at 303.621.2275. The second site is operated by Douglas County and is located at 7828 S Highway 67 (north of Deckers).