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

framingham Public Works
3rd Annual Open House

The City of Framingham Department of Public Works will hold its third annual open house on Saturday, December 7, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the DPW Headquarters, 100 Western Avenue.

The community is invited to visit the DPW operations center and learn about the Department. Activities will include a touch-a-truck exhibit, arts and crafts, and games. Light refreshments will be served.

Admission is free of charge. Donation bins will be set up to collect clothing/hygiene and non-perishable food items to help support local charities.

Everyone is welcome to attend! Join us for a day of family fun!

  • What: Framingham Public Works, 3rd Annual Open House
  • Who: Framingham residents
  • Where: 100 Western Ave., Framingham, MA 01702
  • When: Saturday, December 7, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Why: Winter family fun!


Open House Flyer

Curbside Leaf Pickup                                              10/17/19

Leaves will be collected curbside for five weeks, from October 28 – November 30, 2019. Leaves are collected separately and will be picked up on your regular trash/recycling collection day. Brush will not be collected again until the week of December 2-6, 2019, so please do not put branches/tree limbs by your curb. Please make sure brush is not mixed in with your leaves!

Additional leaves, yard waste, and brush can always be dropped off at the yard waste facility located on Dudley Road. The facility is open on Fridays and Saturdays: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Please remember the following practices if you plan to take advantage
of the curbside collection:

  • Yard waste is defined as leaves, grass, and non-woody organic garden waste ONLY. Yard waste does not include sod, dirt, sand, gravel, or rocks.
  • Please use paper leaf bags or reusable containers, marked "yard waste." Bags and containers cannot exceed 40 pounds and 35 gallons. Yard waste in plastic bags WILL NOT be collected.

Bundles and any yard waste conforming to these guidelines will not be collected and will be left at the curb.

For more information, please visit:

Thank you for your cooperation!

Curbside Leaf Pickup

Sewer Dye Testing Program                             10/16/19

The City will begin conducting a Sewer Dye Testing Program the week of October 28, 2019. This program will investigate private property connections that allow rainwater or groundwater to enter the sewer system. Dye testing is a common practice that involves pouring a non-staining dye into suspected sources (e.g., roof downspouts, sump pumps, and floor drains). A source is confirmed if the dye is observed in the sewer system, shown in the photo below.

For a complete overview about this project, please visit:

Dye shown in a sewer manhole



About 50% of the City's roadways were built before World War II. 25% of the current stormwater, water and wastewater infrastructure put in place at that time is now over 70 years old.

The City of Framingham tripled in population during the 25 years after World War II and 50% of the stormwater, water and wastewater systems were installed.

In 2006, the city accelerated the Capital Improvement Program to remedy this situation.