Public Works

Trash/recycling center/compost stickers

Current 2018-2019 trash/recycling center/compost stickers are now available at the DPW office at 10 Industrial Drive and the Treasurer/Collector office in town hall. Download the application here
The $65 Fiscal Year 2019 trash fee must be paid in order to obtain a sticker. All payments must be made at the Collector's office in town hall or online. The DPW does not take payments for the trash fee. 

                        Fall Yard Waste 2018

Trash and Recycling (Solid Waste Division)

The Solid Waste Division of the DPW has two key areas of responsibility: oversight of curbside collection and disposal of both trash and recyclables for the town and management of both the yard waste / composting site and the transfer station. Republic Services is contracted out by the town to provide curbside pickup of recyclables and trash. DPW staff manage the compost site and transfer station.

2018 Curbside collection schedule (PDF)
2018 Curbside collection schedule in calendar format 

Curbside recycling: What goes in each bin? 
List of recyclable plastics 
Trash/recycling center price list (2018)
Reciprocal household hazardous waste price list (2018)
How to abate a trash fee 
Refuse hauler regulations 
Trash fee breakdown 

Highway Division 

The Highway Division of the DPW provides residents with a safe and comprehensive public works infrastructure throughout town. Division responsibilities include:
  • Adopt An Island Program
  • DPW vehicle repair and maintenance
  • Drainage and sewer system maintenance and oversight
  • Highway and bridge maintenance and improvement
  • Road
  • Tree work and oversight
To report a sewer backup or overflow, please call 413-538-5033

Parks Division 

The Parks Division of the DPW is based primarily in the big white barn next to the high school field. The division provides grounds keeping for a variety of town properties which include town hall, the town common, Beachgrounds Park, and Canal Park among many others. The department also manages Buttery Brook Park. The DPW handles all reservations and rentals and can provide availability options, general information, and details about any insurance requirement. Please direct ALL inquiries about facilities and rentals to the DPW at  (413) 538-5033.

Water Pollution Control Division 

The Water Pollution Control Division of the DPW provides oversight, management and / or treatment of the various types of "dirty waters" generated within the town. This includes the regulation and oversight of commercial and industrial wastewaters to protect both the treatment plant and our natural resources.

Engineering Division

The Engineering Division of the DPW provides the town with professional engineering management and technical services required to plan, coordinate, develop, design, permit, construct, operate and maintain town facilities and sewer, storm and roadway infrastructure. The Engineering Division responsibilities also include the Roadway Paving Program, Street Opening Permits, Sewer and Storm Connection Permits and Curb cut/Driveway Permits.

DPW Project Photos