Public Works

Offices Closed

The DPW & Sewer office is closed to the public at this time. If you need assistance please call 781-741-1430 or email DPWADMIN@Hingham-MA.GOV

Please visit our Transfer Station Sticker page for instructions on obtaining new and renewed stickers.

For information about disposing of bulky waste/construction debris while our office is closed visit our Bulky Waste, Construction & Demolition page

The Department of Public Works

is responsible for the care and maintenance of public roadways, sidewalks, drainage systems, shade trees, parks, grounds, recreation fields, athletic fields, the town’s Recycling and Trash Transfer Facility, and snow and ice control on all public, and certain private roadways. As of October 1, 2001, there are approximately 136 miles of public roads, including unaccepted subdivisions, approximately 20 miles of private roadways, and approximately 10,000 public shade trees in town.

DPW Office Holiday Schedule

The DPW Office will be CLOSED on:

Monday April 19, 2021
Monday May 31, 2021
Monday July 5, 2021
Monday September 6, 2021
Monday October 11, 2021
Thursday November 11, 2021
Thursday November 25, 2021
Friday December 24, 2021

Saturday January 1, 2022                     Monday January 17, 2022                Monday February 21, 2022

  1. New Disposal Rates Going Into Effect on Saturday, May 1, 2021

    Beginning on Saturday, May 1, 2021, new rates will be in effect at the Hingham Transfer Station. Read on...
  2. Home Composting Program and Virtual Workshop

    The Town of Hingham in partnership with the Cleaner Greener Hingham Committee are excited to announce a new Home Composting Program and a free composting workshop. On April 22nd the Town of Hingham will be offering rodent-resistant home composting bins... Read on...
  3. Household Hazardous Waste Collection

    Hingham will be holding a household hazardous waste collection day May 15, 2021. Read on...
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Guidelines for Snowstorms
The Hingham Department of Public Works is reminding all town residents that there is a sand/salt mixture available at the Transfer Station, Thursday through Sunday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

When snow is forecast, residents are asked to keep all parked vehicles off streets that are plowed by the town to expedite snowplowing and sanding operations. Vehicles obstructing plowing and sanding operations will be towed at the owner's expense. No one other than town employees or contractors hired by the town may shovel, snow-blow, or plow ice or snow onto a public roadway (Town By-Law Article 10, section 6A).

The town is not responsible for damaged mailboxes, driveway aprons, walkways, stone walls, grassed areas, shrubs, trees, fences, planters, barrels, basketball hoops, or any other object within the town layout.

Please call the Department of Public Works if you have any questions, at 781-741-1430.