Public Works

Operations During COVID-19 Pandemic

Offices closed to the general public. A member of the Public Works Department team is available by phone or email at Monday through Friday 7am - 3:30pm.  Please contact the department directly by either phone or email to make an appointment.

Due to current staffing shortages and delay of weekly Clean Team activities due to Covid-19; Starting Monday July 13, 2020, DPW is piloting the pickup of roadside litter collected by YOU, our volunteer SUPERSTARS!

On Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays, DPW Staff will stop by and remove consolidated bagged ROADSIDE litter at the following bike path drop off locations (Look for the signs):

Covid Roadside Collection Sign 07-08-2020[1]

  • Milestone Bike Path (between Monomoy Road and Polpis Road)
  • Milestone Bike Path @ Tom Nevers Road
  • Polpis Bike Path @ the Don Allen FORD Crosswalk
  • Madaket Bike Path @ the Eel Point Crosswalk
  • Surfside Bike Path @ South Shore Road

Be an ACK SUPERSTAR and drop off your collected ROADSIDE litter today!  Kindly separate any found recyclables.

Please call the DPW Office at (508) 228-7244 for special pickup of any large items found.

NO Household Waste.


The Department of Public Works Leadership Team consists of the Office Manager and administrators, Director, Deputy Director of Operations, Deputy Director of Facilities, Solid Waste/Recycling Coordinator, Operations and Facilities Managers, and Central Fleet Manager.


The mission of the Nantucket Department of Public Works is to provide and maintain Public Services necessary for the economy, growth and quality of life for the citizens and visitors to Nantucket.

Responsibilities and Priorities

The Department of Public Works program supports the Select Board Strategic Plan’s five priorities including: Transportation, Environmental Leadership, Housing, Efficient Town Operations, and Quality of Life.

We operate, maintain, and improve the Town’s critical assets including but not limited to: public roads, sidewalks, multi-use paths, trees/vegetation, parks/fields, buildings/facilities/grounds, vehicle and equipment fleet, storm water systems, parking lots, signs and pavement markings, beaches, solid waste/recycling program, landfill, household hazardous waste program, bridges, mosquito control program, accessibility services, snow/ice operations, cemeteries, and special events.

 We coordinate with residents, local, state, and federal agencies as well as countless organizations, manage permits, contracts, record-keeping, and other various administrative functions.

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