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

CITY’S DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS RELEASES SANITATION DIVISION’S 
HOLIDAY, EVENTS, AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS CALENDAR (JANUARY-JUNE 2021)

INFORMATION ABOUT RECYCLING DROP-OFF CENTER PERMIT STICKERS ALSO INCLUDED
                                                                                            1/13/21

Yellow graphic with an image of a calendar. Text in blue: Framingham Public Works  January-June 2021

Framingham, MA – The City of Framingham Department of Public Works is pleased to share the Sanitation Division’s Holiday, Events, and Special Collections calendar for January-June 2021. The calendar is available in EnglishSpanish, and Portuguese

Important Special Collection Days and Events:

  • Monday-Friday, January 11-15: Curbside Christmas Tree Collection
  • Saturday, April 24: Shred Fest
  • Monday-Friday, April 26-30: Curbside Leaf Collection
  • Saturday, May 1: Household Hazardous Waste Day
  • Monday-Friday, May 3-7: Spring Curbside Brush Collection (View information about preparing leaves and brush for curbside collection here.)

Further information about scheduled events will be released one month before the event. 

Please Note: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, scheduled events are subject to change. 

Reminder: 2020 Recycling Drop-Off Center permit stickers will be valid until June 30, 2021. 2021 permit stickers will be available for purchase starting July 1, 2021, and will be valid until June 30, 2022. View information about obtaining a sticker here

curbside Christmas Tree Collection, Week of January 11-15, 2021

                                                                                     12/28/20

Framingham, MA - The City of Framingham Department of Public Works will collect Christmas trees curbside on your trash/recycling day the week of January 11-15, 2021.

This collection is for organic/live trees only. Please make sure to remove all lights, tinsel, and decorations from your tree before placing it at the curb for collection.

Artificial trees can be disposed of at the Recycling Drop-Off Center or via bulky item collection. A soft good bulky item fee applies for the disposal of artificial trees. View information about scheduling a bulky item collection here

Yard Waste Facility to Close for the Season on Sunday, December 20

                                                                                      12/8/20

Yard Waste Facility Closure - Sunday, Dec. 20 at 3 p.m.


The City of Framingham Department of Public Works Yard Waste Facility located on Dudley Road will close for the season at 3 p.m., on Sunday, December 20.

 
Over the next two weeks, the facility will continue to operate weather permitting, Fridays and Saturdays, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., and Sundays 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Framingham Public Works to Deploy Two Pink Snow Plows to Promote Breast Cancer Awareness 
10/22/20
Two large yellow DPW trucks with pink snow plows with a pink ribbon and text: Plowing for a Cure

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and this year, to promote awareness, the Framingham Department of Public Works (DPW) will deploy two pink snow plows.

“Our DPW team typically starts painting and preparing snow plows for the winter in October,” said Blake Lukis, Director of Public Works. “This year, we are proud to promote awareness about the disease in a unique DPW flair by painting two of our plows pink. Our hope is people will see the plows in action this winter and be reminded of the importance of early detection and screening to save lives.” 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year, approximately 250,000 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in women and 2,300 in men. Screening can help detect breast cancer early when it is easier to treat.

Look for the pink snowplows around Framingham this winter, take a photo of the plows in action, and tag #FDPWPlowsPink on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to help spread awareness about breast cancer. Every photo of the plows tagged with the above hashtag will be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift card to a local Framingham restaurant. Three winners will be selected at the end of the winter.

A pink plow will also be on display at the DPW Headquarters, 100 Western Avenue, Framingham, MA 01702.

View more information about breast cancer, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment, here

INTERESTED IN THE HISTORY OF THE CITY'S MAJOR INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS?

DID YOU KNOW?

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.

LEARN MORE ABOUT INFRASTRUCTURE IN THE COMMUNITY