The main functions of the department are:
•    Collection removal and disposal of solid wastes including filth, rubbish and other obnoxious/ polluted matters and garbage.
•    Removal and disposal of the unclaimed dead bodies and carcasses of all dead animals;
•    Disposal of solid and liquid wastes consistent with efforts to cause recovery and re- use of all that can be salvaged,
•    Cleansing of public streets and other public places;
•    Construction, maintenance and cleansing of sewers and drains, sewerage and drainage works;
•    Construction, maintenance and cleansing of public latrines, urinals and similar conveniences;
•    Conversation of all service privies into sanitary latrines and providing adequate facilities for sanitation so that open defecation may be completely done away with;