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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.

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.
THE RDF IS CLOSED ON SUNDAY except the following Sundays during the busy leaf season: October 25, November 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29. Please see complete information on Leaf Drop-off Sundays here.
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

DPW Salt Shed Replacement Project - click here for project details

Hydrant Flushing Monday, October 19-Friday, October 23. Please see the complete notice for important information.

Beginning October 5, 2015 - River Street Granite Curbing Project Work. Please click here for details on the project.

Please read this notice for the list of RDF Sunday leaf drop-off dates.   

Update on Martin Road Sewer Main Replacement
Due to an unexpected delay, the sewer main replacement on Martin Road will not begin until the week of October 5th. Please click here for the updated notice to residents.

MassDOT Route 128/Route 9 Project Information:
Please be advised that activation of the new traffic signals on Route 9 and the opening of the new left-turn lanes and crossover from Route 9 onto Route 128 will start on September 11, 2015 at 8:00 PM.

The Town of Wellesley Drinking Water Consumer Awareness Report for the Year 2014 is available here. This report contains important information about the source and quality of your drinking water. To request a hard copy, please call 781-235-7600 x 3355.

Public Notice of Herbicide Application on Town Right of Ways. Read the full notice here.

Thanks to everyone who attended our public workshop on April 16 at the DPW, Garbology 101: Talking Trash with the Recycling & Disposal Facility. For those who missed it, the presentation is available here. The presentation was sponsored by the Department of Public Works, Natural Resources Commission and Sustainable Energy Committee. The workshop is the first step in a collaborative process to identify initiatives to further improve solid waste management in Wellesley.

The RDF is no longer recycling plastic bags. This article in The Wellesley Townsman by Raina McManus and Lise Olney of the Wellesley Natural Resources Commission summarizes the key reasons for this difficult decision.

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.

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
David A.T. Donohue, Chairman
Paul L. Criswell, Vice Chairman
Owen H. Dugan, Secretary

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