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Public Works


63 Canal Street
Monday - Friday:
8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Office Hours

DPW Main Office is open 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday.

2023 Refuse Collection Calendar

Refuse And Recycling Calendar 2023

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Holyoke CSO Notification

Please be advised that precipitation, as recorded at the Holyoke Water Pollution Control Facility, within the previous 4 hours resulted in combined sewer overflow discharges from the City of Holyoke’s sewage collection system to the Connecticut River. These discharges may have negative water quality impacts downstream including the Connecticut River adjacent to your community. Swimming, fishing, boating and other uses which may involve water contact is discouraged.

  Avoid contact with the Connecticut River  for 48 hours after the discharge ceases due to increased health risks from bacteria and other pollutants. The discharge consists of rainwater and untreated sewage and waste.
Tenga en cuenta que la precipitación, según lo registrado en la Instalación de Control de la Contaminación del Agua de Holyoke, dentro de las 4 horas anteriores resultó en descargas combinadas de desbordamiento de alcantarillado del sistema de recolección de aguas residuales de la Ciudad de Holyoke al río Connecticut. Estas descargas pueden tener impactos negativos en la calidad del agua río abajo, incluido el río Connecticut adyacente a su comunidad. Se desaconseja nadar, pescar, pasear en bote y otros usos que puedan implicar el contacto con el agua.
Evite el contacto con el río Connecticut durante 48 horas después de que cese la descarga debido al aumento de los riesgos para la salud de las bacterias y otros contaminantes. La descarga consiste en agua de lluvia y aguas residuales y residuos no tratados.



Bulk waste drop-off is available at DPW Headquarters on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM (Closed for Lunch 12:00-12:30). Only one vehicle will be allowed in each bay at a time.

Department Information

One of the larger City Departments, the Department of Public Works is responsible for taking good care of streets and sidewalks, the storm water and sewer system, and other important infrastructure ensuring the City of Holyoke maintains a quality community. We stay quite busy providing many essential city services. These include:

  • Street and Sidewalk Maintenance
  • Street Repaving and Repair
  • Engineering and Design
  • Refuse Collection
  • Recycling
  • Yard Waste Collection
  • Forestry Operations
  • Emergency Traffic Control
  • Permitting
  • Sewer Billing and Collection
  • Sewage / Stormwater Collection and Treatment
  • Snow Removal and Winter Road Salt Application
  • City owned Vehicle and Equipment Maintenance and Repair
  • Operation, Maintenance and Repair of City owned Parks and Public Buildings

Told you we were busy!

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