Public Works

John J. Carroll Administration Building
1 Lyman Place, Norwood, MA  02062
Phone: 781-762-1413

Mark Ryan, Director of Public Works/Town Engineer
Joseph Girard, Assistant Director of Public Works
Michael Driscoll, General Foreman - Highway/Parks
Ryan Manning, General Foreman - Water/Sewer/Drain
Sara Winthrop, Public Works Administration Manager

There will be NO trash and recycling pickup on Monday, January 18th in observance of MLK Day.
Pickup will be delayed by one day for the entire week. 

Christmas Tree Pickup for 2020
Christmas Tree Pickup

Water Tank Inspection
On Friday, October 23rd, one of Norwood's two water tanks was taken out of service for the purpose of cleaning and inspection. This work did not disrupt water service and the tank was returned to service on November 7th. Please reach out to Joe Girard, Assistant Director of Public Works at with any questions or comments.
Dean St Bridge Construction
Dean Street Bridge construction, located on Dean St between Route One and Edgehill Rd, started on Monday, July 27th. The work is completed and Dean Street will be open to through traffic beginning around noontime on Thursday, October 8th. Thanks for your patience!
Please email Mark Ryan, Director of Public Works, at with and questions, comments or concerns. 

Sumner St / Union St Water Main Construction
Beginning August 10th, water main construction commenced on Sumner St. The work will replace the old 8" water main with a 12" water main between Route One and Union St. This work will require the installation of a temporary, above ground, water supply system to homes and businesses. As the project progresses, the house services will replaced on Union St from House #70 to House #240 and, a new 8" water main will be installed on Union St between House #246 and House #306. The project is expected to be completed in late October / early November.
Weekly project meetings are held at the DPW Yard in the John J. Carroll Administration Building on Fridays at 9:30 am. The meetings are open to the public. You are encouraged to contact us with your questions, comments and concerns. Please reach out to Joe Girard, Assistant Director of Public Works at

Prospect St Water Main Cleaning and Lining
Beginning September 24th, water main construction commenced on Prospect St between Prospect Ave and Winter St. The work will include cleaning and lining the existing 10" water main to improve the aesthetics of the water and increase water flow capacities. In order to clean and line the water main, above ground temporary water mains will be installed to serve the abutting properties. The project has been completed.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please reach out to Joe Girard, Assistant Director of Public Works at

The Town of Norwood now has a Residential Food Scrap Program in place. Please follow the link to get more information. Additionally, if you want your compost picked up and hauled away, Black Earth Compost has started pickup in Norwood. Follow the link to their website, click on residential, scroll down and enter your address to get more information.

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Winter Street Recycling Center resumed regular operations on Saturday, July 18th.
Hours: 8 am - 1:30 pm - Residential Sticker Required 
Residents will be required to:

  • Social distance themselves 
  • Wear face masks when out of their vehicle
  • Do not congregate - Leave area as soon as possible
  • Unload items into containers or front end loader bucket - Attendants are instructed to not unload items.  

Household Hazardous Waste Day
See you at the next Household Hazardous Waste Day on September 26th  

Simple Recycling - The Pink Bags -  will no longer provide curbside pickup of textiles.  
You can still drop off your textiles at the drop off boxes located at all the schools and the Savage Center. If the drop off boxes are full, please do not leave your bags on the ground. Thank you for protecting the workers who provide pickup!

Winter Street Recycling Center 
8:00 am - 1:30 pm
Open Every Saturday - All Year Long
Remember - Residential Sticker Required

If you would like to be notified of trash and recycling delays as well as emergencies click

Please click Trash and Recycling Reduction Tips  for nine easy and effective reduction tips.
Trash and Recycling collection and disposal costs are determined by the weighted amount we put into our respective carts. See how you can make a difference and reduce our costs and save the Town money so it can be used for more important things such as our schools, roadways and other important services.

Trash and Recycling Alert
Always make sure trash and recycling carts are out by 7 am!

Board of Selectman's Meeting Presentation on Recycling Right - Video


Mark Ryan talking to NCM about Recycling and Sustainability at 9:50 of this video.


The Norwood Department of Public Works is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Town's infrastructure of streets, sidewalks, sanitary sewers, storm drains, public shade trees, miscellaneous town owned buildings and land, various components of the town's motor fleet. DPW is also responsible for Highland Cemetery.