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 Harwich Department of Public Works

Through teamwork and interdepartmental cooperation, the Department of Public Works strives to provide the highest quality of public service to the residents, businesses, and visitors of Harwich, in the most cost-efficient manner. These services include snow and ice removal, storm water drainage, construction and maintenance of public roadways, solid waste management, maintenance of Town-owned parks, athletic fields, beaches, cemeteries, public buildings and grounds, as well as the planting and upkeep of the Town's public shade trees.

The Division of Highways and Maintenance is comprised of the following departments:

  • Highway
  • Transfer Station / Recycling
  • Parks and Beaches
  • Cemetery
  • Building Maintenance
  • Forestry
  • Vehicle Maintenance


 Contact the Office Staff

Lincoln Hooper

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1543
273 Queen Anne Road
Harwich, MA

Phone Numbers:
(508) 430-7555 Main
(508) 430-7598 Fax

General Inquiries/comments:
Email Us

 DPW Office Hours

Monday - Thursday
8:30AM - 4:00PM

8:30AM - 12:00PM

Saturday, Sunday, & Holidays




Based on Governor Baker's order prohibiting gatherings of 25 or more people, the DPW building is CLOSED to the Public effective 4:00 PM on Monday, March 16, 2020 until further notice.



The Recycling Area will reopen on Monday, April 6th.


In an effort to provide recycling services to our residents and follow COVID-19 directives (social distancing), we have developed a plan to temporarily transition to Single Stream Recycling where all recycling can be placed in one container. This will allow residents to quickly deposit all of their recycling in one location, making the act of recycling no different than the act of disposing of household trash or debris. There will be signage directing people to deposit all of their recycling materials (glass, plastic, cardboard, newspaper, junk mail and magazines) into the rolloff container staged in the cardboard recycling area. 



The Recycling Area will be configured in a manner that helps maintain social distancing practices and there will be staff available to answer questions residents may have.  



This temporary transition to Single Stream recycling is in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in an attempt to make recycling as safe and quick as possible.  Once the COVID-19 crisis is over, the Town will be returning to a source separated recycling process that maximizes the return on these commodities.