Report a Broken Street Light
To report a street light that needs repair, please call at 413-529-1410 or email Public Works. Please be sure to include an address.
Recycling Center and Brush Dump Stickers
*2023-24 STICKERS FOR SALE NOW $30.00, PINK is the new color*
Stickers may be purchased at the Department of Public Works' office (DPW). Stickers can be paid for in cash or check only (no credit or debit cards).
$30 (good from July 1st to June 30th). $5 for a second sticker at the same address. The fee after January 1st is $15. Replacement stickers are $5.
The Recycling Center at the Northampton Street Highway Yard is open the 1st and 3rd Saturdays from 8 am to noon.
- Yard Recycling (PDF)
- Recycle Smart Website
- Christmas Trees can be dropped off at Highway Dept located at 30 Northampton Street.
- Beyond the Bin for information what happens to the stuff in your recycle bin. Please look to this web link for more information. https://recyclesmartma.org/
Oliver Street Brush Dump Hours
- April, May, October, and November
8 am to Noon
- June, July, August, and September
1st and 3rd Saturdays
8 am to Noon
House Hold Hazardous Waste
Residents can contact NEDT in Westfield MA @ 866-769-1621.
Each house hold has a credit of $30 in waste per fiscal year. Anything over that amount the resident is responsibility to pay for.
The Director of Public Works is responsible for overall management of the Department's Operating Budget and significant portions of the City's Capital Budget. The Director of Public Works reports to a three member Board of Public Works appointed by the Mayor. The Director of Public Works oversees the following divisions consisting of 35 employees:
- Motor Repair
- Wastewater Treatment Plant
The Department of Public Works (DPW) Administration Division is responsible for budget management, accounts payable and accounts receivable, payroll administration, workers compensation administration, answering phones and routing inquiries and complaints, and DPW personnel dispatch. The Water and Sewer Enterprise billing and collection for 5,500 accounts is also done by this office.
The DPW Engineering Division provides Professional Engineering and other services to assist other DPW Divisions with their work. The Engineering Division manages Transportation Improvement Project development and implementation for the city. The Engineering Division prepares bid documents and plans and management for city projects. The Division provide permitting services on all city performed projects when needed. The Division manages the City's MS4 and Chapter 90 programs. The Division provides review on all projects requiring Planning and Conservation permits. The Division responds to resident and developer requests for utility and road information. The Division maintains and works to implement projects on the Cycling Infrastructure Map. Lastly Engineering works closely with the Planning Department on CDGB and MVP projects.
The DPW Highway Division is responsible for snow and ice control, roadway and sidewalk patching and repairs, street sweeping, traffic control signs, line painting, brush cutting and guardrail repair for 85 miles of road. This division also staffs the recycling/drop off facility on Northampton St.
The DPW Sewer Division is responsible for maintenance and repair of the City's Sanitary Sewer System which consists of 100 miles of pipe and are also responsible for the Storm Drainage System consisting of different size and types of pipe and thousands of manholes and catch basins.
The DPW Water Division is responsible for the pumping and distribution of potable water as well as maintenance of 100 miles of water main, 800 fire hydrants and 5,500 water meters.
Wastewater Treatment Plant
The Wastewater Treatment Plant Division is responsible for the permitting, operation and maintenance of the city's public sanitary sewerage pumping stations and the treatment plant on Gosselin Drive.
Fleet Maintenance Division
The DPW Fleet Maintenance Division maintains and repairs all of the DPW's motorized fleet, equipment and tools, as well as the motor fleet of the Police Department, School Department, the Council on Aging, Parks and Recreation Department and on request the Fire Department.