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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.

  • As a reminder, there is no trash or recycling collection today due to Patriots' Day. Monday's collection will be on Tuesday and collections for the rest of the week will be delayed by one day. - View Photo - Mon 04/20/2015 07:30 AM
  • There will be no trash and recycling collection on Monday, April 20th due to Patriots' Day. Monday's collection will be on Tuesday and collections for the rest of the week will be one day later. Please contact DPW&P Customer Service at (508) 929-1300 with any questions. - View Photo - Fri 04/17/2015 02:35 PM
  • Warm weather and sunny skies are in the forecast for tomorrow! How will you be enjoying the outdoors? Why not start off your day by securely recycling those old electronics that you have lying around? Join the Worcester DPW&P at 1065 Millbury Street from 9-2 for our free electronics collection event! Remember that for one day only there is no limit to how much you can bring, you don't need a proof of residency, and there is no appointment necessary! What are you waiting for? - View Photo - Fri 04/17/2015 08:54 AM
  • Thank you Worcester Senior Center for hosting and the Worcester Credit Union for sponsoring the DPW&P breakfast this morning. We'd also like to thank City Manager Augustus, Mayor Petty, City Councilors Gaffney, Economou, Rosen and Rivera; and state Rep. Campanale. - View Photo - Thu 04/16/2015 11:00 AM
  • Beginning on Tuesday, April 21, the DPW&P will begin sweeping in the following areas. After these routes, the DPW&P will begin sweeping in the Monday trash collection area. it will be followed by the Tuesday, Friday, and Wednesday trash collection areas. As a reminder, the sweepers cannot pick up brush, leaves, branches or other yard debris. For questions, please contact DPW&P Customer Service at (508) 929-1300. - View Photo - Thu 04/16/2015 09:56 AM
  • As a reminder. the Water Department will be shutting down the water main on Quinapoxet Lane, from East Mountain Street to Saint Nicholas Ave, to make water repairs beginning at 8:00 AM. We anticipate the water to be shut off for approximately the next 8 hours. Thank you for your cooperation and please contact DPW&P Customer Service at (508) 929-1300 with any questions or concerns. - Thu 04/16/2015 07:46 AM
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