The Department of Public Works is tasked with maintaining the City’s streets and water and sewer systems to keep the public infrastructure safe and operational for the residents of Brockton. In service of this mission, the DPW administers the delivery of drinking water, manages the safe disposal of sewerage, clears, fixes and rebuilds roads, maintains street trees and street signs, manages land and utility maps and records, oversees the allocation of state funds for infrastructure projects, and serves as the contact for reporting related to state and federal funding for natural disasters. The DPW also coordinates the City’s trash pick-up, monitors illegal dumping, runs the Recycle Depot located at 300 Oak Hill Way, and organizes Keep Brockton Beautiful Day, an annual neighborhood clean-up held each spring.
The DPW is working for the residents of Brockton all year round. To report a non-emergency public works-related problem, such as a street lamp outage, pothole or downed street sign, please submit a service request using our online system. Our staff responds to non-emergency requests during regular business hours.
Please visit our Division pages for contact and other information relevant to specific DPW functions in each of our four Divisions: Engineering, Highway, Trash/Recycling, and Water/Sewer. If you cannot find the answer to a question on our website, representatives in each Division are available to assist you Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm.