Public Works

Snow, Weather, and Emergency Information

For information on snow, weather, and emergency notifications, visit the City’s Snow Center page.

To Report a Missed Trash Pick-Up, Pothole, and more 

To contact the DPW to report a missed trash pick-up, report a pothole, etc, visit the City’s Citizen Request page. The Gloucester Department of Public Works is comprised of six divisions:

The business office on Poplar Street is the main contact point for all divisions.

After Hours Contact Information

  • For any after hours emergency situations concerning the Gloucester Department of Public Works, please contact the Gloucester Police Department at (978) 283-1212.
  • If your emergency is related to a STEP sewer system or City-maintained grinder sewer system, please call (800) 499-9070.
  • If your trash or recycling was missed, call JRM Hauling & Recycling at (800) 323-4285.

Summer Employment - Lifeguard, Lot Attendant and Laborer Applications

The Department of Public Works offers seasonal positions for students in college or heading off to college in the Fall.

Summer Employment Application (PDF)


    On Monday, July 13, 2020 the City of Gloucester will begin preparation for paving on Rogers Street from Harbor Loop to Angle Street. There will be no parking on Rogers Street between 7:00 AM and 4:00 PM beginning on Monday, July 13, 2020 so the contr Read on...
  2. Hazard Tree Removal - Hesperus Ave & Magnolia Ave

    Beginning Monday, June 29, 2020, the contractor for the City will be performing hazard tree removal along Hesperus and Magnolia Avenues. We recognize the inconvenience to neighbors and motorists and will take all steps necessary to minimize the Read on...