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Public Works
BrooklineTown Hall
333 Washington Street
4th Floor
Brookline, MA 02445


Hours of Operation
Monday-Thursday 8:00-5:00
Friday 8:00-12:30

Andrew M. Pappastergion
Commissioner, Public Works




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Upcoming Water Work

 - April 2014



For the week of April 21-26, 2014


Refuse collection will be interrupted for Patriots Day on Monday April 21, 2014. Residents shall place their refuse out one (1) day later than their usual collection day. This includes residents whose collection day is Friday, putting refuse out for Saturday pick up.


DPW Guide

NEW Brookline Works: DPW Informational Guide 2014

The annual comprehensive guide includes information and contact details for all of our Divisions, a guide to sanitation and recycling, and a winter guide.

DPW Permits

List type of permit and name of contractor, company or hauler

Final Refuse
List property address, closing date and new owner information  

FY14 Water & Sewer Rates Available

Water & Sewer Elderly Exemption Information

Leaf Blower Information

- Gas powered leaf blowers are only allowed between March 15 and May 15 and between September 15 and December 15.

- All leaf blowers are only allowed between 8 am - 8 pm Monday through Friday, and between 9 am - 8 pm Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

- All leaf blowers must comply with the noise level limit in the Noise Control By-Law.

- See By-Laws below for more important details.

2012 Leaf Blower By-Law
See also Noise Control By-Law



Governor Patrick Swears in Public Works Commissioner Andrew Pappastergion to Sixth Term on MWRA Board of Directors.
See MWRA full Press Release


The Public Works Department is responsible for all endeavors relating to planning, designing, operating, maintaining, and managing public ways, park lands, open space, public grounds, town cemeteries, water distribution systems, sewer collection systems, and the collection and disposal of solid waste. The Department also provides engineering support services and motor equipment maintenance services to all town departments. The goal of the Department is to provide efficient, effective, and economical services to the citizens of the Town at the desired level and in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. The Public Works Department is comprised of five Divisions. Along with Public Works Administration are Engineering and Transportation, Highway and Sanitation, Parks and Open Space, and Water and Sewer.