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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

Framingham Department of Public Works
 Urban Street Sweeping Program to Resume Tuesday, May 4

                                                                         April 22, 2021

Framingham DPW Urban Street Sweeping Program

FRAMINGHAM, MA- The City of Framingham Department of Public Works will resume the Urban Street Sweeping Program, starting with Area A, on Tuesday, May 4.

Each Tuesday, May 4 through November 30, a different set of streets will be swept from 9 a.m. - noon.

Streets will be grouped into four areas, Area A, Area B, Area C, and Area D, with each being swept on a different Tuesday of the month.

Parking restrictions will be in effect. Vehicles parked on the street during the posted times will be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense.

Thank you for helping keep Framingham streets and waterways clean! Your cooperation is appreciated!

Framingham Public Works to Host Household Hazardous Waste Day, Saturday, May 1

                                                                                 4/16/21

Framingham, MA  - The City of Framingham’s Department of Public Works (DPW) will host Household Hazardous Waste Day, Saturday, May 1, at the DPW Operations Center, 100 Western Avenue, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Residents can bring their household hazardous waste to be disposed of properly. 

This event is open to all Framingham residents, and proof of residency and face coverings will be required to attend this event.

Reference accepted and not accepted household hazardous waste items here.

  • Who: Framingham residents 
  • What: Household Hazardous Waste Day 
  • Where: DPW Operations Center, 100 Western Avenue
  • When: Saturday, May 1, 2021, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. 
  • Why: To dispose of hazardous waste properly

spring Curbside Leaf and Brush Collection Information

                                                                                         04/13/2021

Framingham Public Works - Curbside Leaf and Brush Collection

Framingham, MA – The Framingham Department of Public Works will begin its spring curbside brush and leaf collection at the end of April.

Leaves will be collected first, April 26-30, and brush will be picked up May 3-7 on residents’ regularly scheduled trash/recycling collection days during those weeks. 

Residents who plan to take advantage of curbside collection should reference the requirements

Yard waste and brush not conforming to the requirements will not be collected and left at the curb.

Residents with a valid Recycling Drop-Off Center Permit can also utilize the Yard Waste Facility on Dudley Road, Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Framingham Public Works to Host a Series of Virtual Public Meetings for the Transportation Master Plan, Phase II

                                                                                                                                                                                        April 12, 2021


FRAMINGHAM, MA - The City of Framingham Department of Public Works and their consultant, VHB, will host the first of four virtual public meetings via Zoom to discuss the City’s Transportation Master Plan, Phase II, on Monday, April 26, at 6 p.m.

The first meeting will provide an introduction to the master plan and discuss the projection of future conditions.

Phase II will provide a long-term “road map” for transportation enhancements and improvements.

Actionable recommendations and strategies will be identified to address existing transportation conditions and deficiencies specified in 2016 as part of the Phase I Transportation Master Plan.

The public will have the opportunity to provide oral and written feedback about transportation concerns and recommended improvements.  

Reference Zoom meeting information here

Additional information about the remaining public meeting dates is forthcoming.

Framingham Public Works to Host Shred Fest, Saturday, April 24
                                                                                          4/6/21Shred Fest, Saturday, April 24, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Recycling Center, 255 Mt. Wayte Ave.


The City of Framingham’s Department of Public Works will host its annual paper shredding event, Shred Fest, Saturday, April 24, at the Recycling Drop-Off Center, 255 Mount Wayte Avenue, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Residents can bring their paper documents to the event to be destroyed confidentially. 

This event is open to all Framingham residents with a Recycling Center permit. In place of a permit, residents may donate non-perishable food items or gently used clothing.

Face coverings will be required to access the facility and attend this event. 

Shredding will be performed on-site by E.L. Harvey & Sons, Inc. 

  • Who: Framingham residents 
  • What: Paper shredding event, also known as Shred Fest 
  • Where: Recycling Drop-Off Center, 255 Mount Wayte Avenue 
  • When: Saturday, April 24, 2021, 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. 
  • Why: To shred paper documents

Framingham Public Works to begin Citywide Street Sweeping
                                                                                           
  4/1/21

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Starting the week of April 5, the Framingham Department of Public Works will begin its Citywide Street Sweeping Program.

Street sweeping will be completed in zones. Zone 1 is scheduled for Monday-Tuesday, April 5-6, weather permitting. View the Citywide Sweeping Program Map to reference which zone your street/road is located in.

Again, street sweeping operations are weather-dependent. All roads will have signage posted in advance of the sweepers entering the neighborhoods. 

Please do not park in the street when signs are posted. Cars will be towed if obstructing street sweeping equipment. 

Visit the Citywide Street Sweeping Page for the anticipated schedule and maps, which will be updated regularly. 

Please Note: The Urban Street Sweeping Program will begin the first week of May. Additional information about this program will be released later this month. 

Osmose utility to continue inspecting utility poles throughout the City of Framingham
                                                                                        3/25/21

Verizon-Osmose-Notice-Letter


Framingham, MA- The Framingham Department of Public Works has issued a street permit to Osmose Utility, a Verizon Wireless subcontractor, allowing them to continue inspecting utility poles located in the public right-of-way throughout the city.

Utility pole inspections will begin the first week of April. Workers will be dressed in safety clothing, carry identification cards, and work out of company marked vehicles.

Per Massachusetts law, Osmose Utility is required to file Dig Safe tickets. Dig Safe paint markings will be visible near utility poles throughout the city.

Reference this document for more information about Osmose’s proposed work scope and messaging.

Please send all questions, comments, or concerns to Osmose Utility at (770) 632-6700 or submit an inquiry form on their website.

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