Department of Public Works

January 2022 Updates

Trash Collection Delay: Trash, recycling and compost collection will be delayed by one day the week of January 17 due to the Martin Luther King holiday.

Curbside Tree Collection: Weeks of January 3 and 10.

Leaves: Curbside leaf collection has been completed for this season. You can still bring your leaves directly to the compost site, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 9am-3pm.  

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.

National Grid Presentation December 2021