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Fall Leaf Collection

The Fall Leaf Collection Program for 2019 will begin on November 4th and typically takes approximately 6-8 weeks to complete, depending on weather. Please visit the Fall Leaf Collection page for current routes and a collection map.

Festival of Lights

This annual event features live music, food trucks, face painting, horse-drawn sleigh rides, free ice skating, street performers, crafters, tree lighting and so much more!

Leaf & Yard Waste Drop-Off Sites Open

The Worcester Public Works Department operates three yard waste drop-off sites for all Worcester residents, open April through November.

Prevent Frozen Pipes

As cold weather sets in, learn how to help prevent frozen pipes in your home.

Ski Program 2020

This 8-week Ski and Snowboard Program is available to students (8 years and older), siblings, and parents/guardians, as well as friends and other family members. Children must be enrolled in Grade 3 or higher to purchase the 8 week lift badge and participate in the lesson program.

Snowplow Applications Now Accepted

We are now hiring snow plowing equipment for the upcoming winter season. Please fill out and return an application if you are interested.

Winter Parking Ban

The Winter Parking Ban is designed to keep streets open, safe and essential traffic moving during snow storms. The PERMANENT BAN will remain in effect from December 1st through April 30th.

Worcester Common Oval Ice Skating

Following another successful Out to Lunch Concert Series & Farmers' Market, the Worcester Common Oval will welcome the return of public skating on the Common.

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Start a Business

Learn About Free Workshops "Starting a Business in Worcester" and Other Related Events.

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Programs & Initiatives

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Building Worcester

The City of Worcester is working proactively to attract new residents, visitors and businesses through small- and large-scale development projects.

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Census 2020

Every 10 years the federal government undertakes a census of the U.S. population to determine the allocation of seats held by each state in the House of Representatives.

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Green Worcester Plan

Help make our city a sustainability leader by participating in the creation of the Green Worcester Plan, to be released on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day!

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Municipal Electrical Aggregation

Worcester Community Choice is launching in February 2020 and is bringing you greener electricity, stable prices and strong consumer protections.

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Welcome to Worcester

Welcome to the country's most vibrant and livable mid-sized city! With a population of more than 182,000 and more than 35,000 college students, Worcester is the second largest city in New England. Centrally located, the City is under an hour from Boston, Providence and Hartford.

Learn more about the "Heart of the Commonwealth."

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