Solid Waste Division (Trash & Recycling)
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.
Current 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 (PDF).
The $75 Fiscal Year 2020 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.
Christmas / New Years Alter Trash & Recycling Collection
Christmas and New Year’s Day fall on a Wednesday this holiday season. Trash and recycling collection routes will be pushed back one day after each holiday. Curbside collection of Christmas trees will occur Monday, Jan. 6 - Friday Jan. 31. Each route has two tree pickups on the same day as the trash and recycling collection.
Trees must be bare with all decorations removed. Wreaths contain metal and therefore are not allowed in the curbside tree pick-up or in the compost area. No tinsel, ornaments or plastic bags allowed.
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
- Tree work and oversight
To report a sewer backup or overflow, please call 413-538-5033
The Parks Division of the DPW is based primarily in the big white barn next to the high school field. The division provides groundskeeping 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.
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.