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Hingham Massachusetts, Incorporated 1635, History & Pride

Town Government &


Departments: Public Works

Department of Public Works
25 Bare Cove Park Drive
Hingham, MA 02043
Phone 781-741-1430
Hours of Operation:
M-W 8:00am - 4:00pm
Th-F 7:30am - 4:00 pm
Second Saturday each month 8:00am - 12:00pm
Contact Us

Superintendent: Randy Sylvester

Transfer Station Hours:
Thursday- Sunday

Illicit Stormwater Discharge Hotline

Important Documents & Links:

Rules and Specifications Governing Street Excavation Manual (PDF)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Stormwater Frequently Asked Questions 

Waste Ban List of materials that must be recycled, based on State and Town regulations

Transfer Station Permit Application(PDF)

Trench Permit Form (PDF)

Street Opening Permit Form (PDF)

 News and Announcements
  • Hingham, MA was named a 2014 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. The community also received a Tree City USA Growth A ward for demonstrating environmental improvement and higher level of tree care.

    Hingham achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program's four requirements: a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.

    More information on the program is available at

  • Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days in area towns have been scheduled for the fall. Please review the list of Materials that will be accepted and additional dates and locations for dropoff. Hazardous Waste Collections

  • Household Hazardous Waste (HHW):

Hingham hosts 1 HHW collection each spring. Anyone with proof of residency in Hingham may attend this event at no charge without the necessity of an Authorization Form.

Hingham is also a member of the South Shore Recycling Cooperative. Verified residents may attend most of the other 10-12 SSRC HHW collections/year at no charge WITH AN AUTHORIZATION FORM from the Hingham DPW.

For HHW dates, locations, and more details, please click here

  • New Trees in Town : The Tree and Parks Department planted many new trees around town recently. They are hoping to solicit help from residents who live near these new trees to help with watering. It is very important for new trees to get as much water as possible in the first few months after planting. If you live near one of these new trees, it would be a great help if you could water it when possible. The newest trees have support cables and pink ribbons on them. Please abide by Aquarion's watering restrictions. Your help is appreciated. Any questions, please contact the DPW at 781-741-1430

  • Notice to Utilities: List of Roads that fall under the 5 Year Moratorium has been updated through December, 2015.

  • The DPW Office will be OPEN the following Saturdays (2nd Saturday of the month)
    8:00am – 12:00pm

    January 10, 2015  July 11, 2015
    February 14, 2015  August 8, 2015
    March 14, 2015  September 12, 2015
    April 15, 2015 October 10, 2015
    May 9, 2015    November 14, 2015
    June 13, 2015  December 12, 2015


    Please bring to the DPW OFFICE at 25 Bare Cove Park Drive:

    • Vehicle you want the sticker on
    • Current Vehicle Registration (registered in Hingham).
      • If Leased Vehicle please provide Coverage Selection Page of Car Insurance Policy to prove car is garaged in Hingham.
      • If new resident please see below.
    • Driver's License
    • Transfer Station Permit Application (available online or at the DPW Office)
    • One free permit/sticker per household. $25.00 charge for additional stickers (cash or check only).

    If New Resident:

    • We can issue a Three-Week Temporary Permit to new residents to give you time to change your address on your registration. Please bring proof of residency (Hingham Light bill, Purchase and Sale or Lease Agreement) in addition to list above.
    • If your registration is not due to expire, you can change your address on your registration by contacting your car insurance company. They will send you a Coverage Selections Page of your policy that shows your new address. Please bring that document in with your registration and we can then put a permit/sticker on your vehicle.
  • SWAP SHOP HOURS (weather dependant)

    Thursday and Sunday: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

  • Sign up to Volunteer at the Swap Shop at the Transfer Station.

    Please drop off your completed Swap Shop Volunteer Sign Up Form at the Department of Public Works, 25 Bare Cove Park Drive.

    If you have any questions about the Swap Shop or volunteering at the Swap Shop, please contact us at or call 781-741-1449.
  • Black Residential Transfer Station Permits (Stickers) have expired

    See Transfer Station for full details

  • DPW Reminder: Rules and guidelines for snowstorms
    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 7:00am 4:00pm.

    When snow is forecast, residents are asked to keep DPW Buildingall 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 DPW if you have any questions at 781-741-1430.


Illicit Stormwater Discharge Hotline

To report an incident of illicit discharge of liquids/materials into our stormwater system, please notify us by calling our hotline at 781-804-2437.


The stickers are available at the DPW office at 25 Bare Cove Park Drive, Monday thru Friday between 8AM and 4PM. Residents must provide their registration and proof of identification for the stickers which are placed directly onto the vehicle. For more information on stickers, recycling, or the Transfer Station please see the Transfer Station Rules and Regulations or call the DPW, at 781-741-1430.

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