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Department of Public Works
Contact TypeContact Information
20 Municipal Way
Wellesley, MA 02481
(781) 235-7600
(781) 237-1936
Monday - Friday
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
DPW Building at 20 Municipal Way



The RDF is open only to Wellesley residents with a valid RDF permit. Apply for a permit by clicking on the RDF Permit Application.

The Reusables Area is open for the season.

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Thursday and Friday
7:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Sunday (July - November)
11:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m.

Please note the RDF is closed on the following holidays: New Year's Day; Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; President's Day; Patriot's Day; Memorial Day; Independence Day; Labor Day; Columbus Day; Veteran's Day; Thanksgiving; Christmas; and New Year's Day.


DPW News


The MWRA has posted on their website some helpful tips for conserving water inside and outside your home.

Roadway Work Zones –Safety Tips for Residents

Spring is here, and with the season comes a flurry of public works projects such as paving, catch basin cleaning and repair, hydrant flushing, plantings, sidewalk maintenance and more. If you’re out and about in Wellesley, chances are you’ll encounter one or more of our Park, Highway, Water & Sewer, or Engineering crews working in or adjacent to public ways.

Roadway work zone safety awareness is a concern for our DPW crews as it should be to Wellesley residents and other passersby, whether in cars, on bikes, or on foot. We do everything possible to ensure public safety near work zones, including using police details, warning lights and signs. But your help is needed to stay alert for changes to traffic flow in and near roadway work zones.

Watch message boards for advance notices of roadwork that may affect your driving routes. Detours due to road closures may lengthen your cross-town trip by a few minutes. When you see a warning of “roadwork ahead,” reduce your speed and watch for heavy equipment, cones, barrels and workers in the road signaling a work zone ahead. Follow the lane changes marked by cones and follow the police officer’s direction as you proceed through the work zone. For everyone’s safety, delay multi-tasking, especially cell phone use, until you’ve passed the work zone.
With your help, we can ensure public safety and our employee safety in and near work zones, and complete our work in the safest most efficient way possible.

The Town of Wellesley Drinking Water Consumer Awareness Report for the Year 2015 is available here. This report is the most recent report, and contains important information about the source and quality of your drinking water. To request a hard copy, please call 781-235-7600 x 3355.
Mailing regarding Water Line Insurance Coverage. It has come to our attention that many residents may have received a mailing offering water line insurance coverage. Please note that this mailing is from an independent company and is not associated with the Town of Wellesley or the Department of Public Works in any way. We encourage residents to exercise due diligence before signing up for any such coverage.

DPW Notices
Below is a partial list of recent DPW notices. Key forms and documents may be found in the next section.

Please Note: The Street Opening Permit Fee increased to $150.00, effective 1 July, 2016

DPW Forms and Documents
Below are some of our most commonly requested documents. If you cannot find what you need here or by visiting our Division pages found under Additional Links, please call 781-235-7600.
Recycling and Disposal
Water and Sewer
Water crossing photo.

Board of Public Works
Paul L. Criswell, Chairman
Owen H. Dugan, Vice Chairman
David A.T. Donohue, Secretary

Wellesley Town Hall  525 Washington St., Wellesley, MA 02482
Phone: (781) 431-1019
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