Public Works

John J. Carroll Administration Building
1 Lyman Place, Norwood, MA  02062

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

Trash and Recycling
There will be no trash and recycling pickup on Monday, January 20th.
Trash and recycling pickup will be delayed one day for the remainder of the week.

Christmas Tree Pickup
The last day of curbside pickup was January 17th.
You can still bring your Christmas tree to the Winter Street Recycling Facility, located at 370 Winter Street, on Saturdays, 8:00 am - 1:30 pm. Residential sticker required.
Please remove all tree bags, tinsel, lights and ornaments.
Please, no wreaths
(The wire frame damages chipping equipment)


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The Town of Norwood is currently seeking contractors with vehicles and equipment to perform snow removal operations during the 2019/2020 season. The DPW is seeking 10-wheelers, 6-wheelers, backhoes, loaders, 1-tons. All equipment must have plows.


Please call 781-762-1413 and ask for Michael Driscoll or email him directly at

Water Main Project
The Department of Public Works has an extensive water main improvement project currently underway until mid November. Weekly project meetings are held on Wednesdays at 10:30 am at the John J. Carroll Administration Building located at 1 Lyman Place. The public is always welcome. Scope of work includes water main cleaning and lining on Prospect St (Pine St to Prospect Ave), Prospect Ave, Lydon St, Curran Ave, Summit Ave, and Railroad Ave (Propsect St to #415 Railroad Ave). There is also water main replacement of Fulton St (Propsect Ave to Nahatan St) and High St. In addition, there is a replacement of an 8" water main from the Hawes Pool area to the Coakley Middle School. This project was completed during the week of December 9th. Thanks for your patience.

Winter Street Recycling Facility - NEW HOURS!
Beginning  Saturday, December 1st
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

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.

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!
Waste Management has adjusted the routes so your pick up time of the day may change. Your day of the week for pickup remains the same.

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.