Public Works Department


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This 7 minute video highlights how Public Works touches our daily lives in ways we   may never think of, even at the Thanksgiving Day football game.    Narrated by the Patriot's Gill Santos, the video takes viewers on a journey   around Public Works before, during, and after the game.





    The   New England Chapter of the American Public Works Association (NEAPWA)   supports the people, agencies, and organizations that plan, build, maintain,   and improve our communities. Working together, the NEAPWA and its membership   are dedicated to making a difference.


For more information please go to the   APWA - New England Chapter web page at http://newengland.apwa.net.




The Town’s Leaf Collection will begin on Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Residents may bring leaves in biodegradable bags for disposal at the Public Works Garage, 1286 Waterbury Road on Monday mornings from 7:30-8:30 AM on 11/18, 11/25, 12/02, 12/9, and 12/16.

For Curbside Collection: leaves must be placed curbside in biodegradable bags before 7:00 AM Mondays for pick-up by the Public Works Department according to the following schedule. 


November 12 – November 15, 2019 - All streets will have an initial pickup; some streets may receive a 2nd pickup


Week of November 18, 2019  All residences EAST side of Route 10  (Wallingford side)


Week of November 25, 2019  All residences WEST of Route 10   (Waterbury side)


Week of December 2, 2019    All residences EAST side of Route 10  (Wallingford side)


Week of December 9, 2019    All residences WEST of Route 10   (Waterbury side)


Week of December 16, 2019          ­­­­­­­­­ ­­­­­­­­­­­All streets


NOTE: Inclement weather or unexpected emergencies can delay leaf collection.


Administration is responsible to oversee all management of the divisions listed below, in addition to serving as staff to the Water Pollution Control Authority (WPCA), Public Building Commission (PBC), and Energy Commission. 

Engineering consists of design of Public Works projects, engineering and inspection of Town roads and facilities, review of Planning & Zoning and Inland Wetlands Applications, in-kind services to other Town Departments, is liaison to State and other community organizations, inspection of new subdivision roads and issues permits for utility construction in Town roads.  Click here for the Engineering Department Policies


Public Properties manages and maintains all Town-owned properties, including buildings, parks, and open spaces, with the exception of school properties.


Highway Operations consist of maintaining and improvements to all 151 miles of Town roads, sidewalks, storm drainage, bridges, culverts, and rights-of-way.  It also includes the fleet maintenance of all Town vehicles.

Snow and Ice Control provides a safe roadway network for the community throughout the winter season. It also includes clearing sidewalks around Town buildings and in parks, including the Linear Trail between N. Brooksvale Rd. and Cornwall Ave. Beginning December 3rd, sand may be picked up at the old transfer station near 1304 Waterbury Road between the hours of 7:30 AM and 3:00 PM (you must bring your own container). 

Solid Waste provides weekly refuse and recycling by curbside collection at each of the 9,500 residential units and Town facilities via contracted services.  

Trees consists of maintenance trimming and removing Town trees which are deemed to be potential fall hazards.  The Department also oversees all tree work in the Town Right-of-Way performed by utility companies and private property owners.  Click here for a Guide to Hiring Tree Contractors for private property tree trimming. 

The Public Works Department serves as staff to the Water Pollution Control Authority, the Public Building Commission and the Energy Commission.

Last updated on Thursday, November 14, 2019