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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.

Notice: Recycling bins are currently out of stock! If you are in need of a bin, you can use a plastic tote or laundry basket labeled with "Recycling." Recycling stickers are available at 76 East Worcester St. If you would like a recycling sticker sent to you, please call DPW&P Customer Service at (508) 929-1300 or email us at Be sure to include your mailing address in the email. Recyclables can be dropped off at 1065 Millbury Street.

  • Recycling bins are in stock! Residents can pick up a recycling bin at 76 East Worcester Street. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM. Proof of residency is required when picking up a bin. For questions, please call (508) 929-1300. - View Photo - Fri 07/31/2015 09:03 AM
  • Here are a few pics of the community gardens at Seven Hills. The gardens use our City compost! Residents can pick up compost, Monday-Friday 8:30 AM- 3:00 PM, and Saturday/Sunday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Proof of residency is required. Thank you to Deirdra M. for submitting the photos. If you want to show off your green thumb, send us a pic and we'll post it to our Facebook page. #KeepWorcesterGreen - View Photo - Fri 07/31/2015 07:58 AM
  • A big thank you to everyone who stopped by the DPW&P Customer Service booth for Out to Lunch today! Join us again next week where the theme will be Fiesta, Fiesta! - View Photo - Thu 07/30/2015 03:54 PM
  • A curb stop ties City water service to residential and business properties. This on-off valve is typically located 10 to 15 feet from the curb toward your home or business. Shifting of the ground and seasonal temperature changes can sometimes cause curb stops to protrude from the pavement. If you notice the curb stop in front of your home or business protruding excessively, call DPW&P Customer Service at (508) 929-1300. - View Photo - Wed 07/29/2015 03:24 PM
  • Tomorrow is Sustainability Day at the Out to Lunch Concert! DPW&P will be handing out samples of City made compost along with a packet of wildflower seeds. Mention that you saw this post on Facebook and receive a special prize! #KeepWorcesterGreen - View Photo - Wed 07/29/2015 09:18 AM
  • It is important to keep hydrants accessible not only in the wintertime, but all year round. In addition to keeping a three foot clearance of snow during the winter months, hydrants should also be kept free of overgrowth (grass and weeds) throughout the year. To Adopt-A-Hydrant, please call the DPW Customer Service Center at (508) 929-1300. For doing this, you will receive a hydrant adoption certificate along with our sincere thanks. Citizens and civic groups (Boy Scouts, etc) can "adopt" a hydrant or hydrants in their neighborhood. - View Photo - Tue 07/28/2015 11:59 AM
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