Public Works Department

Our department provides core basic services essential to neighborhood quality of life, such as snow/ice control, trash and recycling collection, and street sweeping.

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Trash and Recycling Collection Will Resume 1/28

South End, Fenway, Mission Hill, and sections of Roxbury with two day pickup: next collection day is Friday, January 30.

North End, Beacon Hill, Bay Village, Chinatown, Back Bay, Fort Hill, *Jamaica Plain: delayed a day.

Charlestown: no delay.

Allston/Brighton, Dorchester, East Boston, South Boston *Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury and Hyde Park: delayed a day.

*If you live in Jamaica Plain and your trash and recycling is collected 2 times per week, no delay

Please make Recycling and Trash accessible for collection - DO NOT place items behind snow banks.

Last Updated 1/27/2015 5:35 PM

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    Active Utility Construction Report

    The Public Works Department’s Construction Inspection Unit (CIU) produces a daily report, Monday through Friday, of all active utility and private contractor construction work taking place in the Public Way throughout Boston. In addition they list all City resurfacing and reconstruction projects.

    Emergency work notified to the CIU after normal work hours (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday) is not available in the report until the following work day.

    This report will allow you to see what construction is taking place in your neighborhood, the reason for the work, the contact information for the company, and the estimated completion date of the project.

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