Public Works

The DPW & Sewer office is now open for normal business hours. There is 1 member of the public allowed in the lobby at a time. If you need assistance please call 781-741-1430 or email DPWADMIN@Hingham-MA.GOV

Please visit our Transfer Station Sticker page for instructions on obtaining new stickers.

For information about disposing of bulky waste/construction debris visit our Bulky Waste, Construction & Demolition page

The Department of Public Works

is responsible for the care and maintenance of public roadways, sidewalks, drainage systems, shade trees, parks, grounds, recreation fields, athletic fields, the town’s Recycling and Trash Transfer Facility, and snow and ice control on all public, and certain private roadways. As of October 1, 2001, there are approximately 136 miles of public roads, including unaccepted subdivisions, approximately 20 miles of private roadways, and approximately 10,000 public shade trees in town.

DPW Office Holiday Schedule

The DPW Office will be CLOSED on:

  • Monday, July 5, 2021
  • Monday, September 6, 2021
  • Monday, October 11, 2021
  • Thursday, November 11, 2021
  • Thursday, November 25, 2021
  • Friday, December 24, 2021
  • Friday, December 31, 2021 
  • Monday, January 17, 2022 
  • Monday, February 21, 2022
  • Monday, April 16, 2022
  • Monday, May 30, 2022
  • Monday, June 20, 2022

For a list of Transfer Station Holidays, please go to the Transfer Station website

  1. Help Keep Storm Drains Clean - Adopt a Storm Drain Near You!

    Fall leaves raked or blown into the street can get into storm drains and cause flooding and affect water quality. Read on...
  2. Hingham DPW will be conducting an Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination Investigation Program

    Beginning on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, the Hingham Department of Public Works is conducting an Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination (IDDE) investigation program to find and remove illicit discharges in the Town's storm drainage system. Read on...
  3. New Disposal Rates Going Into Effect on Saturday, May 1, 2021

    Beginning on Saturday, May 1, 2021, new rates will be in effect at the Hingham Transfer Station. Read on...
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Guidelines for Snowstorms
The 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 a.m. to 4 p.m.

When snow is forecast, residents are asked to keep all 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 Department of Public Works if you have any questions, at 781-741-1430.