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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 will reopen on Saturday, April 8, weather permitting.

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.
11:00 a.m. - 3 p.m. Beginning April 2

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

Household Hazardous Productions Collection Day
Document Shredding and Destruction Event
Sunday, May 7th 9 a.m - 3 p.m.
at the RDF

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

Winter Snow Tips:

1) If possible, wait until the street is plowed before shoveling the end of your driveway. Most roads are pushed back three or four times before the plow trucks have completed their routes.

2) When plowing or snow blowing your driveway, please do not move the snow into or across the road or into the sidewalk. It is against Town bylaws to do so—it creates hazardous conditions for drivers and walkers and increases the cost of snow plowing.

3) If the weather is calling for snow turning to freezing rain, try to wait and shovel your driveway after the freezing rain stops. This will help prevent your driveway from icing.

6) When driving during a storm, do not pass a plow or sander, and maintain a safe distance.

7) If possible, please shovel the fire hydrant near your home as well as any storm drain grates after the storm. If rain follows the snow, street flooding and icing can quickly become a problem.

8) Please do not plant trees or shrubs close to the edge of the road where they are subject to accidental damage by the sanders and snowplows.

9) To ensure regular mail delivery by the U.S. Postal Service, clear snow around your mailbox.  Mailboxes placed in the right-of-way are placed at the owner’s risk.  Each mailbox installation should be sufficiently solid to withstand snow-clearing efforts.

10) To help protect your lawn and better guide street and sidewalk plow operators please place reflective snow stakes along the edges of your landscape.  

11) Winter sand/salt is available for residents free of charge at the RDF. Please bring your own containers and a shovel.

Thank you!

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
Jeffrey P. Weschler
David A.T. Donohue, Secretary

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