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Public Works & Parks

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.

  • As a reminder, there is no trash or recycling collected today (2/20) due to Presidents' Day. - View Photo - Mon 02/20/2017 07:00 AM
  • As a reminder, trash and recycling will not be collected tomorrow (2/20) due to Presidents' Day. Monday's collection will be on Tuesday (2/21) and collections for the week will be one day later. Please help us spread the word by sharing this message. Thank you! - Sun 02/19/2017 08:00 AM
  • Icy sidewalks are a hazard for pedestrians. Please salt/sand the sidewalks abutting your property or business. Sand is available for residential pick-up at three locations throughout the City: * 1065 Millbury Street (M-F 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM) * Clark Street (near the intersection of Clark/E. Mountain Sts.) (M-F 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM, Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM) * DPW Yard at 24 Albany Street (any day or time) Sand is for residential use only and must be loaded by bucket. NO truck loads, please. For questions, contact DPW&P Customer Service at (508) 929-1300. - View Photo - Fri 02/17/2017 07:51 AM
  • Trash and recycling will not be collected on Monday, February, 20th in observance of the Presidents' Day holiday. Monday's collection will be on Tuesday, February 21st, and collections for the rest of the week will be one day later. - View Photo - Thu 02/16/2017 11:28 AM
  • #ThrowbackThursday- Ice skating at Elm Park (c.1900). If you look in the distance, you can see Bancroft Tower! Photo from publication: Images of America-Worcester 1880-1920, Hultgren, Salomonsson and Morrill. - View Photo - Thu 02/16/2017 08:16 AM
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