Highway & Sanitation

  1. No-cost food waste drop-off bins coming soon. Fill out the DPW&#39s short survey.

    Food Waste Drop-Off Bin Survey

    The DPW is launching a Community Food Waste Drop-Off Bin Pilot Program. Take our short survey and let us know where you'd like the bins to be located! Read on...
  2. Black Earth Compost Incentive Program - new subscribers receive a $60 starter kit free of charge

    Free Compost Starter Kits for New Black Earth Compost Subscribers

    The Town of Brookline’s Department of Public Works is thrilled to reintroduce its curbside composting “Free Starter Kit” incentive program in partnership with Black Earth Compost. Read on...
  3. DPW-Winter-Guide

    Are You Ready for the Winter Season?

    See our updated snow brochure. It contains the information you need on the regulations regarding snow removal and clearing. Additional Info...
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Highway Division

The Highway Division maintains the physical safety and appearance of all public ways. Maintenance on all Public Works vehicles and equipment, as well as vehicles of 10 other departments, is the responsibility of the Highway Division. The subprogram consists of 5 elements:

  • Cleaning
  • Motor Equipment Maintenance
  • Roadway Maintenance
  • Snow Removal
  • Traffic Control / Street Lighting

Sanitation Division

The Sanitation Division provides for solid waste collection and disposal of all household rubbish. The collection and disposal of this material impacts the health and welfare of the entire community. The effectiveness of this operation depends greatly on the cooperation of residents in complying with the established rules and regulations.

Collection and disposal of leaves and sweeper debris from public ways for disposal are also accomplished by this division.