Department of Public Works


The Department of Public Works (DPW) is a town service organization with an overall Mission to maintain and preserve the Town of Cohasset's property, parks, and open space, along with the public way infrastructure which includes streets, sidewalks, signs, and catch basins. The DPW works together with various departments of the Town Government to accomplish these maintenance goals.

Aside from Town wide maintenance and preservation, the DPW is responsible for operating the Recycling Transfer Station in which they explore cost effective and environmentally responsible ways of recycling and disposal of refuse. The DPW helps protects the environment and maintains public health and safety standards through the management of road conditions and other variables that seasonal changes bring.


The Department of Public Works is responsible, but not limited to, the following:
  • Construction projects
  • Maintenance and repair of streets, sidewalks, and storm drainage systems
  • Maintenance and repair of vehicles and service equipment
  • Maintenance of parks, athletic fields, cemeteries, and off-street parking facilities
  • Sales and records of cemetery lots
  • Transfer of public refuse and recyclables
  • Sales of blue pay-per-throw bags
  • Snow removal and ice control
  • Maintenance and/or removal of town owned trees
  • Filling and maintenance of the fuel tank

 DPW Updates -

Paint Collecting Information 


Oil Based Paint will be accepted at the Recycling Transfer Facility on April 28th and the last Saturday of each month through October. Latex paint is not considered hazardous and can be dried out with sand, kitty litter or paint absorbers and thrown out with regular trash. “Empty” paint cans can be put into the tin can container. Latex Paint that can be recycled will be accepted at the Cohasset/Scituate HHW Day on June 16th 



Forms & Documents

  1. Cunningham Bridge Replacement Project - Traffic Alerts and Project Updates

    The state will be replacing the Cunningham Bridge on Atlantic Avenue. Updates on the project will be made in this location on the Town Website and on the Town's Facebook page throughout the duration of the project. Read on...
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