Department of Public Works

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.

Click here for the current Curbside Collection Schedule.

Latest News

**ALERT**  There are several scams (especially online) where companies claim their plastic bags are compostable. Bags must say "ASTM 6400 certified" to be sure they are compostable. And remember, biodegradable is not compostable. An alternative is to use double-bagged paper grocery bags.

Click here for list of current DPW projects.

New water rates went into effect on July 1, 2017. Information regarding these rates and how to conserve water were mailed to all residents in late June.

Compost site hours have been updated to Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 9:00AM to 3:00PM. Please note that whether the chain is up or down, residents may access the site only when the OPEN sign is displayed.