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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.

  • This is a photo of a bag that was collected by our Sanitation crew. Please use extreme care when disposing of sharp items or broken glass. Items should be wrapped in newspaper or placed in a secured container (i.e. coffee can, pizza box taped shut). As a reminder, needles, syringes and lancets (referred to collectively as "sharps") should not be placed in the household trash. Residents can dispose of sharps at one of the Yellow Box locations. For Yellow Box locations, visit: - View Photo - Fri 08/28/2015 08:01 AM
  • The Water Division has shut down the water main on Austin St., from Bellevue to Winslow Sts., for repairs. For questions, please call DPW&P Customer Service at (508) 929-1300. - Thu 08/27/2015 10:35 AM
  • Don't miss tomorrow's dedication of the Morse Stroll at Elm Park! The commemorative walking path will honor Dr. Leonard Morse, former Commissioner of the Worcester Division of Public Health. The Morse Stroll dedication will be held in conjunction with the kick-off of WOO moves, a physical fitness program designed to keep the community active with designated walking routes throughout the City. - View Link - Wed 08/26/2015 12:20 PM
  • If you've recently moved to Worcester and have cardboard boxes to dispose of, bring them to the Residential Drop-off and Recycling Center at 1065 Millbury Street. Free drop-off and no appointment is needed for recyclables. Proof of Worcester residency is required. The center is open today until 3:00 PM and Saturday/Sunday from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. - View Photo - Wed 08/26/2015 12:05 PM
  • Put your thinking caps on for today's #TriviaTuesday question! The first person to respond with the correct answer will win a prize! Today's question is: Which of the City's municipal parks is the largest in area? - View Photo - Tue 08/25/2015 12:41 PM

    Congratulations to Paula A. for correctly answering our trivia question! Your prize is in the mail. Check back with us next week for more #TriviaTuesday! - Tue 08/25/2015 01:39 PM
  • #transformationTuesday DPW&P style! DPW&P composts approximately 10,000 tons of leaf and yard waste each year. After the material is composted, it is used as a soil enrichment for City use and is offered free to City residents. Compost is available for pick-up at 1065 Millbury Street, Monday-Friday 8:30 AM- 3:00 PM and Saturday/Sunday 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM. Proof of residency is required when picking up compost. #KeepWorcesterGreen - View Photo - Tue 08/25/2015 09:19 AM
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