Public Works

What does the Public Works Department do?DPW Flag

The Public Works Department is responsible for all endeavors relating to planning, designing, operating, maintaining, and managing public ways, park lands, open space, public grounds, town cemeteries, water distribution systems, sewer collection systems, and the collection and disposal of solid waste. The Department also provides engineering support services and motor equipment maintenance services to all town departments. The Department of Public Works is committed to providing, maintaining, and improving Public Services for the economy, growth, and quality of life for the citizens of Reading.

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November 2022 November 2022

Trash and Recycling will be delayed one day for Veterans Day, November 11 and Thanksgiving, November 24.  

Leaf pick up the week of October 24, November 7 and November 28

 on your normal trash day. 

Please have your leaves only in brown bags, no sticks or branches.  



December Trash Delay

Trash and Recycling delay.  Christmas will be observed on Monday, December 26.  There will be a one day delay.