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
Christina Mulvehill, Public Works Administration Manager

Rain Barrel Purchase
Progress Norwood is sponsoring a rain barrel purchasing event for Norwood residents.
Rain Barrel Event

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.