Department of Public Works

The Highway Department is responsible for the maintenance, repair, reconstruction and replacement of the Town's infrastructure. This department works to develop and implement facilities and maintenance programs for streets, sidewalks, rights of way, traffic signs and signals, street sweeping and drainage systems.   Please call the Wenham DPW at 978-468-5520 Ext. 6 for assistance.  

Christmas Tree Recycling - Click here for more information

Notice - Mattress & Textiles Waste Ban Effective November 1, 2022.  Click here for more information. 

Notice - 10/28/2022 - Bagged Leaf Pickup Schedule.

Saturday, November 19, 2022 and Saturday, December 10, 2022

  • Leaves must be placed in brown paper lawn and leaf bags or loose in barrels
  • Bags or barrels must be on the curb by 7:00am on collection days
  • Do not use plastic bags for collection
  • Do not mix brush and sticks in with the leaves 
  • Loose leaves on the curb, without being contained in a paper bag or barrel, will not be collected

Please contact Sheila in the DPW Office with questions at or 978-468-5520 x6.                 

Notice - 08/01/2022 - National Grid Woking In Area Of Walnut Rd and Sias Lane :  Click Here for more information. 

Simple Recycling Changes in Pickup Process  – Residents now need to schedule pickups either online at ( ) or by calling 866-835-5068.  Residents should no longer be putting the pink bags out on their recycling day.

Residents are asked to leave at least 3 feet between the trash collection bin and all other bins to accommodate the arm on Casella's new truck.  

Services Available at our DPW Garage, 91 Grapevine Road

Compost Information
Residents may purchase compost at Brick Ends Farm for $8.00/bag. 

Hard Plastics Recycling
Residents can bring their bulky, rigid plastics for recycling.  For more information click here.

Library of Things  (Located at the Hamilton-Wenham Library)
The library has a growing collection of non-traditional items  that you can borrow as you would a book, CD, or DVD.  These items range from board games to cookie cutters to an actual butter churn.  More Information

Textile Recycling
Residents are able to recycle their unwanted textiles and books  MORE INFORMATION

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Contact the Department of Public Works

DPW Director
Richard Souza
Phone: 978-468-5520 Ext. 6
Fax: 978-468-8014

Facilities Manager
Michael Hrdy
Phone: 978-468-5520 Ext. 6
Fax: 978-468-8014

DPW Administrative
Sheila Bouvier
Phone: 978-468-5520 Ext. 6
Fax: 978-468-8014

Town Hall Hours

Monday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Tuesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Wednesday & Thursday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Friday 9:00 am -1:00 pm

Contact Town Hall

Phone: 978-468-5520

Fax: 978-468-8014

138 Main Street

Wenham, MA 01984


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