Public Works

What does the Public Works Department do?DPW Flag

The Public Works Department is responsible for all endeavors relating to planning, designing, operating, maintaining, and managing public ways, park lands, open space, public grounds, town cemeteries, water distribution systems, sewer collection systems, and the collection and disposal of solid waste. The Department also provides engineering support services and motor equipment maintenance services to all town departments. The Department of Public Works is committed to providing, maintaining, and improving Public Services for the economy, growth, and quality of life for the citizens of Reading.

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 December Trash Delay



  • Christmas will be observed on Monday, December 26th.  There will be a one day delay for trash and recycling pick up.

  • The Compost Center is closed for the season, check back at the end of March for Spring opening updates.