Public Works

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:
Wednesday January 1, 2020
Monday January 20, 2020
Monday February 17, 2020
Monday April 20, 2020
Monday May 25, 2020
Friday July 3, 2020
Monday September 7, 2020
Monday October 12, 2020
Wednesday November 11, 2020
Thursday November 26, 2020
Friday December 25, 2020
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    Due to COVID-19, the Transfer Station Scale Operations will be CLOSED until further notice for the safety of the residents and the employees... Read on...
  2. Rain Barrels and Composters Now on Sale

    The Rain Barrel Sale is sponsored by WaterSmart South Shore. WaterSmart is a nonprofit partnership between the NSRWA and 12 towns on the South Shore. 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.