Department of Public Works


Curbside leaf collection will take place over 2 weeks.  Please place leaves in paper bags curbside  Monday morning on November 22 and November 29, for pick up during the week. (Please cover leaves with a tarp if it rains.) You can also bring your leaves directly to the compost site, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 9am-3pm (Thanksgiving excluded).  

Mission Statement

The Public Works Department’s provides and maintains public services necessary for the continued growth and improvement of the quality of life for the citizens of Manchester-by-the-Sea. 

The Department is comprised of the following divisions:

Click here for an overview of the Department of Public Works.

Frequently Asked Questions


Power Outages and Downed Wires

For power outage updates or to report downed trees in wires, please call National Grid directly: 1-800-322-3223 or on your mobile device at: or text: STORM to 64743 or online at Please note, this link is only active during storms.