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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.

  • Tomorrow's Household Hazardous Waste collection may increase traffic at the Millbury Street Drop-Off Center during the morning. Residents dropping off yard waste may consider dropping off at one of the other sites or later in the day. As a reminder, Millbury Street is also open on Sunday from 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM for yard waste drop-off. - View Photo - Fri 09/30/2016 09:04 AM
  • There's still time to schedule an appointment for Hazardous Waste Day! Call DPW&P Customer Service at (508) 929-1300 by noon today to reserve your spot. - Fri 09/30/2016 08:14 AM
  • Please be advised, the Water department will be shutting down the water main on Shrewbury St. between Hill St. and Lyon St. overnight for repair. The shut down is scheduled to begin at 12:00 AM and estimated duration of the shutdown will be 8 hours. When water is restored, low pressure or rusty water may occur. If you have questions, please contact DPW&P Customer Service at 508-929-1300. - Thu 09/29/2016 11:12 AM
  • Have you scheduled your Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off appointment yet? This Saturday will be our last hazardous waste collection for the year! Call DPW&P Customer Service at (508) 929-1300 by noon tomorrow to reserve your spot! - View Photo - Thu 09/29/2016 09:46 AM
  • DPW&P would like to thank Plywood Plus at 600 Park Ave for doing their part to educate patrons about the Drought Emergency. #plywoodplus #community #doyourpart #WorcesterDrought - View Photo - Wed 09/28/2016 12:44 PM
  • Please be advised there is an emergency water main shut down on Fairbanks Street while repairs are made. Residences in the area may experience no water, low pressure or rusty water. For questions, please contact DPW&P Customer Service at (508) 929-1300. - Wed 09/28/2016 10:36 AM
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