Public Works


The Department of Public Works staff consists of 33 employees in 6 divisions responsible for the maintenance of Nantucket’s infrastructure and public facilities.

The administration consists of the Public Works Director, The Town Engineer, The Facilities Manager and Office Administrators.


The Public Works Administration is responsible for providing continuous coordination to all divisions of the Department of Public Works through effective leadership in order to ensure that all the functions of the Department are carried out completely and efficiently.

The department is also responsible for the care and maintenance of town trees, and snow and ice removal.


The specific functions of this office include:

  • Preparing the annual operating budget for the department and overseeing expenditures of all divisions
  • Providing clerical and accounting support to the department for the processing of payrolls, purchase orders, invoices, and the management of the departmental budget
  • Preparing and collecting solid waste billing
  • Developing and updating the department’s long term Capital Plan for all divisions
  • Supervising Department personnel, including ensuring that personnel are properly trained and motivated
  • Ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations relative to public works operations
  • Receiving inquiries and complaints from citizens relative to the public works infrastructure and forwarding the information to the appropriate division for action
  • Interfacing with town boards, commissions, and other departments, as well as providing coordination with state and federal agencies, other municipalities, and outside utilities relative to public works projects


The divisions within the department include:

  • Administration
  • Engineering
  • Highway
  • Facilities
  • Solid Waste

2018 Hazardous Waste Collection Events

Saturday, April 7 Saturday, June 16

Saturday, July 28

Saturday, September 22

Saturday, October 20

Saturday, December 15

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Operation Hours

  1. Landfill Hours - Summer
    Monday - Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

    Saturday and Sunday: 8:00 a.m. - Noon

    Landfill Hours - Winter
    Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

    Saturday and Sunday: 8 a.m. - Noon

    Take It or Leave It Hours
    Monday: 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    Tuesday and Wednesday: Closed

    Thursday and Friday: 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    Saturday and Sunday: 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

    Landfill 2018 Holiday Schedule:
    Holiday                                      Date Observed
    New Year's Day                          Monday, January 1

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day         Monday, January 15

    Presidents' Day                          Monday, February 19

    Patriots' Day                               Monday, April 16

    Memorial Day                             Monday, May 28

    Independence Day                     Wednesday, July 4

    Labor Day                                   Monday, September 3

    Columbus Day                            Monday, October 8

    Veterans' Day                             Sunday, November 11

    Thanksgiving Day                       Thursday, November 22

    Christmas Day                            Tuesday, December 25

    New Years Eve: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    New Years Day: Closed

    *The landfill and hours of operation are maintained by the Waste Options Management Company, for current landfill hours please contact the Waste Options Office at (508) 228-4283

Mission Statement

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