Public Works

Department Overview

Every day dedicated professionals across the Department of Public Works take pride in the jobs they do to protect the health, safety and well-being of everyone in the community. We are comprised of a team that designs, builds, refurbishes, replaces, oversees, and maintains a complex combination of above ground and below ground public infrastructure.

Department News & Information

Effective Monday, July 18, the Union Avenue Bridge located between the Callahan Center and Council on Aging will be partially closed to traffic and pedestrians for bridge work.  

A detour WILL BE IN EFFECT 24/7. Union Avenue southbound traffic will be detoured to Franklin Street. Northbound travel only on Union Avenue (between Franklin Street and Mt. Wayte Avenue). 

The Union Avenue Roadway Improvements Project is being conducted and managed by MassDOT. Residents/businesses can relay questions or concerns over to DPW by email,, or by phone at 508-532-6040. 

City’s Department of Public Works Releases Sanitation Division’s Holiday, Events, and Special Collections Calendar, July-December 2022
Information about Recycling Drop-Off Center Permit Stickers Also Included

                                                                         June 30, 2022
Image of a notepad. Text: Framingham Public Works July-December 2022 Sanitation Calendar.

Framingham, MA – The City of Framingham’s Department of Public Works is pleased to share the Sanitation Division’s Holiday, Events, and Special Collections calendar for July-December 2022. The calendar is available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Important Special Collection Days and Events:

  • Saturday, August 20: Household Hazardous Waste Day
  • Curbside Brush Collection: Two weeks, October 24-28, and December 5-9, 2022
  • Curbside Leaf Collection: Five Weeks, October 31-December 2, 2022

Please Note: Scheduled events and curbside collections are subject to change. 

Additional information about scheduled events will be released publicly.

Reminder: 2021 Recycling Drop-Off Center permit stickers will be valid until June 30, 2022. 2022 permit stickers will be available for purchase starting July 1, 2022, and will be valid until June 30, 2023. View information about obtaining a sticker here