Public Works

Department Overview

Every day dedicated professionals across the Department of Public Works take pride in the jobs they do to protect the health, safety and well-being of everyone in the community. We are comprised of a team that designs, builds, refurbishes, replaces, oversees, and maintains a complex combination of above ground and below ground public infrastructure.

Department News

Urban Street Sweeping Program is 
Temporarily suspended

Photo of a yellow DPW Street Sweeper cleaning the road

Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Public Works will temporarily suspend the Urban Street Sweeping Program.

The Urban Street Sweeping Program runs between April and November, every Tuesday, from 9:00 a.m. to noon on streets in the southern, urban area of Framingham.  

The Department will provide advance notification to residents before resuming the program through Facebook, Twitter, Notify Me, and the City website.

Thank you for your cooperation!

Curbside Textile Collection/Pink Bag Program is Temporarily Suspended

Photo of Simple Recycling Van and pink bags attached to a Framingham Public Works recycling toter.

Earlier this morning, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts issued an order to cease all non-essential business. Effective immediately, Simple Recycling, the City’s vendor for curbside textile collection (Pink Bag Program), notified the Department that all collection operations are temporarily suspended until further notice.

Please do not leave pink bags at the curb as they will not be collected.

Weekly trash and recycling collection WILL continue as usual.

Thank you for your cooperation!

procurement changes

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Effective March 19, 2020 – The City of Framingham will only accept bids electronically until City offices reopen for regular business. Please click the above button for more information.

DPw Building Closures

As of Tuesday, March 17, 2020, Public Works Buildings are closed to the public until further notice.

What buildings does this include?

  • Public Works Operations Building – 100 Western Avenue
  • Capital Projects – 110 Western Avenue
  • Recycling Drop-Off Center – 255 Mount Wayte Avenue
  • Public Works Administration – 150 Concord Street, Room 213

Weekly trash and recycling collection will continue as usual. 

Bulky item collection is temporarily suspended. If you have extenuating circumstances regarding this change, please reach out to Sanitation Division. 

Members of the public seeking assistance from the Department of Public Works, please reach out by telephone or email. If you are experiencing an emergency, please call.  

Highway Division– 508-532-6030 or

Sanitation Division – 508-532-6001 or 

Engineering Division – 508-532-6010 or 

Capital Projects – 508-532-6040 or 

Water and Sewer Billing – 508-532-4605 or

Water Division – 508-532-6050 or 

Wastewater Division – 508-532-6060 or 

Street Lights and Traffic Signals Division – 508-532-6008 or

2020 Sanitation Calendar

2020 Sanitation Calendar

The Framingham Public Works 2020 Sanitation Calendar is now available. This handy guide will keep you up to date with curbside leaf/brush/Christmas tree collections and observed holidays. To print a copy of the calendar, please click on this link.



About 50% of the City's roadways were built before World War II. 25% of the current stormwater, water and wastewater infrastructure put in place at that time is now over 70 years old.

The City of Framingham tripled in population during the 25 years after World War II and 50% of the stormwater, water and wastewater systems were installed.

In 2006, the city accelerated the Capital Improvement Program to remedy this situation.