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Department of Public Works

The Department of Public Works (DPW) develops, tracks and improves City infrastructure. We ensure that asset conditions are monitored & addressed appropriately, development opportunities are realized responsibly and the residents' quality of life is continually improved.

Trash, Recycling and Yard Waste

Look up your address for your street’s Trash, Recycling and Yard Waste schedule

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Look up what materials can be recycled, and other information about how to dispose of a wide range of items. 

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Street Sweeping Schedule

In an effort to keep our streets clean, street sweeping goes from April 1st to November 30. Please be advised vehicles parked in violations will be subjected to ticketing and towing. Be aware of signage in your neighborhood for applicable parking restrictions.

Look up your address for your street’s Street Sweeping schedule:

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  • The City GIS system has the street sweeping map and schedule as available options. Once you’re in the GIS, use the quick maps at the upper right of your screen to find the Street Sweeping map.
  • PDF of Street Sweeping Schedule

311 Service Requests

All requests for service for the DPW should go through the 311 Department. Whether a pothole, a missed trash pickup, or a downed sign, 311 will work with the DPW to get the request in their system and out to the right workers to complete the service.

You can download the Mobile app for IPhone or Android.

Permits and Forms

  • Bulky Item Pick Up: Residents can apply and pay to have Bulky Items picked up by Sanitation Collectors. No longer do you need to visit City Hall. Find more Information about the Bulky Item Pickup Program. Printable instructions are also available.
  • Temporary Dumpster/Pod: You can apply online for a temporary dumpster or pod, whether on the street or on your property.
    Please note the following requirements:
    • This permit is only for short-term dumpsters for construction projects or clean-outs. Condo Associations, Food Establishments, and other businesses with permanent dumpsters must use the Dumpster LICENSE section of this site.
    • No part of a dumpster may obstruct a sidewalk or crosswalk.
    • No dumpster or part of a dumpster will be located in a no-parking area or on a no-parking side of the street or will block a driveway, street opening, or right of way.
    • Dumpsters may not be located within 20 feet of an intersection or on a traffic island.
    • No part of a dumpster will be located within a fire or ambulance zone or within 10 feet of a fire hydrant.
    • No part of a dumpster may block an egress from a home or other building.
    • All dumpsters, without exception, must be removed from the public way for scheduled street and catch-basin cleaning and during snow emergencies.
  • Driveway Permit: You can apply online for a Driveway Permit with our e-permitting system.
    Please note the following requirements:
    • Driveways for single and two-family homes must be a minimum of 9 feet in width and a maximum of 20 feet in width
    • Minimum and maximum widths for other types of properties differ by district and must comply with the City's Code of Ordinances 17.28.050.
    • Driveways may not extend to the rear of single and two-family homes.
    • No driveway may located in front of a home (other than a garage) or allow for parking that blocks an egress from a home or building.
    • No driveway may reduce the green space for a given lot below the required 33 percent.
    • Driveways must be angled such that water does not run off onto neighboring properties.
  • Snow Plow Contractor Application Letter, Snow Plow Contractor Application Form, and 2019 Snow Contractor Rates.
  • Claim Form
  • Public Notice for infrastructure improvements funded by the Mass. DEP Clean Water State Revolving Fund. 

Snow Emergency Information

During major snow storms, the City will declare a snow emergency and a parking ban on key arteries to ensure that plows can fully clear snow at those locations. In most cases during snow emergencies, the Wonderland parking garage will be available at a reduced rate for residents for the duration of the parking ban.

Licensed Drain Layers

Name Street Address City Phone
Caruso Corporation 320 Charger Street Revere 781-289-2900
Mercurio Brothers Landscaping 128 Crescent Avenue Revere 781-289-8037
Raffael Construction Co., Inc. PO Box 436 Swampscott 781-598-5989
McGrath Enterprises 28 Oakville Street Lynn 781-598-2727
R. Sasso & Sons Construction, Inc. 73 Thurlow Ave. Revere 781-284-6311
Meninno Construction Co., Inc. 76 Oakville Street Lynn 781-581-5333
M.T. Mayo PO Box 3054 Woburn 781-858-7031
D&M Civil, Inc. 189 North Main Street, Suite 202 Middleton 978-739-4414
Sean Farrell Excavation 53 Gilbert Street Quincy 617-472-2020
Camdele Construction Co., Inc. 154 Salem Street Boston 617-523-7410
Spencer Contracting Corp. PO Box 875 Salem 978-741-8000
Diaz Construction Co., Inc. 190 Bodwell Street Avon 508-232-7629
Earthwork Industries, Inc. 6 High Street, Unit 4 Plainville 508-643-4430
Super Service Today, Inc. 4 Jewel Drive, Unit 6 Wilmington 781-568-9075
Procopio Companies 220 Broadway, Suite 302 Lynnfield 781-233-3190
JRF Corp. 75 Stedman Street Jamaica Plain 617-983-9701
ARM Construction Co., Inc. 787 North Shore Road Revere 781-286-0008
E.B. Rotondi 21 Manison Street Stoneham 781-438-5005
J. Derenzo, Co. 338 Howard Street Brockton 508-427-5497
McGue Excavating, LLC 25 Beaufield Street Dorchester 617-872-8779
EKB Equipment, LLC 141 Pines St., #2 Danvers 978-774-0749
McCourt Construction Company, Inc. 60 K Street South Boston 617-269-2330

View full list of licensed drain layers.

Dig Safe

BEFORE YOU DIG, CONTACT DIG SAFE!

Whether you are a homeowner working on DIY project or a professional, always contact Dig Safe prior to breaking the surface to avoid damaging utility lines.

Dig Safe is a nonprofit organization that notifies your utility company on your behalf for free. The utility company will then help you plan a safe dig. You can contact Dig Safe by calling 811 or (888) 344-7233.

It is required by law that Dig Safe is called any time before excavation. For more information visit www.digsafe.com

Frequently Asked Questions

What streets are subject to snow emergency towing?
Contact Information & Hours
Mon.-Fri. 7am-3pm
Paul Argenzio
Superintendent of DPW
Stephen Penta
Supervisor - Facilities and Public Property Division
Michael Cecere
Supervisor - Highway Division
Richard Sposito
Supervisor - Parks and Open Space Division
Jay D’Ambrosio
Supervisor - Sanitation Division
Paul Argenzio
Superintendent - Snow and Ice
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