Department of Public Works
Curbside Leaf Collection - The week starting Monday Nov 26, 2018, there will be a town-wide curbside leaf collection by the Town through our compost site operator Black Earth. Collections will be based on your regular trash/recycle routes. Monday trash/recycle streets will have additional paper-bagged leaf collections on Monday Nov 26 & Tues Nov 27, 2018. Tuesday trash/recycle streets will have additional paper-bagged leaf collections on Wed Nov 28 & Thurs Nov 29, 2018. Black Earth will still do their regular food scraps collection on Monday and Tuesday, the leaf collection will use an additional Black Earth vehicle. CLICK HERE for Curbside Leaf Collection Information 2018
Ocean St Water Main Replacement Project - Notification CLICK HERE
Projects will be starting around Town in the late Spring/Summer of 2018, for more information: Click here for list of current DPW Projects
MassDOT and the MBTA would like to advise your community of upcoming overnight along the MBTA Rockport Commuter Rail Line from Beverly to Rockport, as part of federally mandated Positive Train Control (PTC) infrastructure installation. Due to the equipment necessary to perform this work, lights and mild to moderate noise levels can be expected. Latest update CLICK HERE
Should you have any questions please contact: the PTC program at 617-721-7506 or PTCProgram@mbta.com
Preventing and Thawing Frozen Water Pipes: CLICK HERE
Due to the China-crisis recycling issues, The Town of Manchester is not currently able to separate out and send rigid plastics for recycle. These items; 5 gallon pails, children's outdoor toys, plastic totes, garden chairs etc must now be disposed of either curbside in an orange trash bag or if too large, with a $10 large item sticker and placed curbside alongside your trash on your regular collection day. Please remember only one large item per household per week and all trash, recycle and large items must be curbside by 7 am on your collection day.
COMPOST SITE: The Compost Site will open for the 2018 season on March 24, 2018. Opening hours will be: Thursday, Saturday, Sunday 9-3 pm.
March 15, 2018 - The price to dispose of large (wood/fabric household) items curbside such as mattresses, chairs, side tables, rugs etc will increase. The green stickers purchased from the Town Clerk's office in Town Hall will be $10 per sticker. Please remember, only one large item per household per week, item must be placed curbside next to your trash and recyclables by 7 am on your day of collection. If your stickered item is ever left behind by Waste Management's trash truck please report it at: 800-972-4545. Click here for disposal item fees and drop locations
The Transfer Station now accepts standard Auto batteries for recycling with a $10 sticker pre-purchased from the Town Clerk's office in Town Hall. Please see the attendant on arrival at the Transfer Station.
Please note AAA, AA, C, D etc type small regular batteries are not recyclable and should be put in your orange trash bags.
Power Outage and Downed Trees in Wires
For power outage updates or to report downed trees in wires, please call National Grid directly: 1-800-322-3223 or on your mobile device at: www.ngrid.com/mobile or text: STORM to 64743 or online at www.nationalgridus.com/outagecentral
Waste Management Calendar
The DPW would like to apologize for any confusion caused by the Waste Management Calendar that was recently mailed to all Manchester residents. The street listing collection schedule contained mistakes. Collection days have NOT changed.
SCAM ALERT! Many companies claim their plastic bags are compostable. Bags must say "ASTM 6400 certified" to be compostable. Biodegradable is not compostable. An alternative is to use double-bagged paper grocery bags.
The Public Works Department’s provides and maintains public services necessary for the continued growth and improvement of the quality of life for the citizens of Manchester-by-the-Sea.
The Department is comprised of the following divisions:
- Where can I find the 2018 Collection Calendar?
- Where can I get an update on the various DPW projects happening around town?
- What if my trash, recyclables or large item with green sticker was not collected?
- What if my food waste was not collected?
- When is the compost site open?
- When is the transfer station open?
- How do I dispose of a large item like a mattress, boxspring, chair, etc.?
- How do I dispose of televisions, laptops and computer monitors?
- How do I dispose of freezers, refrigerators and air-conditioners?
- What can I do with rechargeable and button batteries and fluorescent bulbs?
- How do I dispose of construction waste?
- What do I do with tires and auto batteries?
- When is the next hazardous waste disposal day in Manchester?
- How do I get information about cemeteries, including pricing?
- How do I sign up for text and/or email alerts on my phone and/or computer?
- I have water and/or sewer questions...
- I have a question about a Town-owned tree...