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Public Works & Parks

The mission of the Department of Public Works and Parks is to maintain the City's water, sewer and street and traffic systems for the protection of the public's safety and to maintain all city parks, playgrounds, beaches and street trees, as well as maintaining the cemetery and public buildings so as to improve the quality of life for all the citizens of Worcester.

The Department of Public Works and Parks endeavors to provide effective street and traffic control maintenance, deliver safe, potable drinking water, proper maintenance at the cemetery, provide well maintained parks and beaches, including a golf course, effective building management oversight and structural expertise, properly dispose of sewage and collect and dispose of residential solid waste efficiently and economically.

DPW&P is here for you all year round, ready to solve your public works problems, direct you, or just answer your questions.

Latest News

The latest news via the City of Worcester DPW&P Facebook Page.

  • REMINDER: Trash and recycling collection are on schedule today, Friday, July 3rd. - Fri 07/03/2015 06:00 AM
  • ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring Sweeping Program Beginning on Monday, July 6, 2015, the DPW&P will begin sweeping in the areas bounded by: Vernon St. (from Winthrop St. to Ward St.), Ward St. (from Vernon St. to Whitney St.), Millbury St. (from Whitney St. to Providence St.), Providence St. (from Millbury St. to Winthrop St.), Winthrop St. (from Vernon St. to Heywood St.), and Wabash Ave. After these routes, the DPW&P will continue sweeping in the Wednesday trash collection area. The other trash collection areas have already been swept. Yellow signs will be posted on trees, fences, and poles to inform residents before the streets are swept. Residents are reminded to sweep sand and dirt from the sidewalk into the street. Parked cars interfering with sweeping operations will be ticketed fifty dollars ($50.00) and will be towed. The sweepers cannot pick up brush, leaves, branches, or other yard debris. Our three Yard Waste sites will be open for residents starting Saturday, April 4, 2015, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The three sites (on Millbury Street, Chandler Street, and Clark Street) will be open Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Wednesdays from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM. Only the Millbury Street site is open on Sundays from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The DPW&P will sweep residential side streets from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. For questions, please call the DPW&P Customer Service Center at (508) 929-1300. - Thu 07/02/2015 03:16 PM
  • As a reminder, there will be no delay in trash and recycling collection this week. Trash will be collected as normal tomorrow, Friday July 3rd. All city offices will be closed tomorrow in observance of Independence Day. - View Photo - Thu 07/02/2015 12:33 PM
  • Please be advised that the Water Department will be running a hydrant in the area of 9-11 Mink Circle. Thank you for you cooperation and please contact DPW&P Customer Service at (508) 929-1300 with any questions or concerns. - Thu 07/02/2015 11:07 AM
  • The weather is warm and the sun is out! Make sure to take advantage of it by checking out Worcester's Out to Lunch series on the Worcester Common Oval! The series will run every Thursday, from 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM, through the 20th of August! Come on down! - View Link - Thu 07/02/2015 09:22 AM
  • Please be advised that the Water Department will be flowing a hydrant in front 18 Ashburnham until further notice. Please call DPW&P Customer Service at (508) 929-1300 with any questions or concerns. - Wed 07/01/2015 01:43 PM
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