The Aiken County Public Works & Engineering Department is one of the government offices located in Aiken, S.C. It consists of animal control, engineering, physical plant, and roads and bridges divisions. Its animal control division operates and maintains the county s animal shelter and enforces state laws regarding animal control. The engineering division is in charge of the construction management of all new and existing building structures, roadways and drainage projects. The department s physical plant division maintains more than 50 buildings in the county. The Aiken County Public Works & Engineering Department also operates a solid waste division that provides facilities for the disposal of household, commercial, industrial and construction waste and land clearing debris. Its roads and bridges division maintains more than 700 miles of dirt roads and over 150 miles of paved roads.