Welcome To The Department of Public Works
**Attention** Due to rising solid waste costs effective January 1st, 2021 any residence with additional barrels leased through Waste Management will incur an additional solid waste fee from the City. Please call the DPW with any questions. (781) 268-8000.
The Lynn Department of Public Works is responsible for overseeing and providing the citizens of Lynn with a wide variety of daily services. From roadway and sidewalk construction to trash pick-up, park maintenance and snow plowing, the DPW works to efficiently meet the needs of its constituents -- the Citizens of Lynn.
We take great pride in our efforts to provide, improve and expand upon a level of public services that affect your everyday life and the quality of life in Lynn. But, our efforts rely heavily upon your assistance and cooperation with the Department in adhering to collection schedules, parks maintenance, attention to street-sweeping schedules and snow emergencies. As a Citizen, you play a critical role in our ability to serve you.
The information on this website will provide you with contacts, programs and overview of the services we provide and the schedules established for them. Please mark us under favorites on your web browser or note your calendars with the dates that are important to your needs.
Our Seasonal Announcement Pages
We also welcome you to view our Resources and Department Links sections. There are answers to many of the most commonly asked questions you may have about DPW services and calendars. All postings and links are listed with a subject and the date of posting and updates. Select the title you wish to view and it will display on the page in Acrobat (PDF) format. Note: Snow Emergency Procedures and Parking for those residents without driveways, should review the information below.
Each season has it's own events that we all look forward to each year...Dumpster Day, Curbside Leaf Pickup, Street Sweeping, Snow Emergencies and more! Check out our Seasonal Announcement Pages below. We have one page for Spring, Summer and Fall and a seperate page for Winter. We will update each of them as soon as events are scheduled.
City Hall Essential Services Provided By Department During Covid-19
April 10, 2020- 2 PM
The Lynn Public Works office is currently closed to the public and the staff is working remotely.The Department continues to provide the following essential services:
Maintenance of City emergency vehicles and equipment,
Burials at Pine Grove Cemetery
Trash removal from the City’s parks
Street sweeping service on a limited basis.
Trash and recycling complaints are being handled remotely, the best way to notify us of issues is through the “Report Trash/Recycle Issue” link on the DPW portion of the City website.
- Missed Trash Pickups - (781) 477-7099
-Solid Waste Collection payments can only be made by check/money order at the present time due to the office being closed. There is presently no online option. You can make them payable to the City of Lynn. Mail them to the Collector’s Office, 3 City Hall, Square, Lynn, MA 01901. There are also mailbox drop off locations at City Hall (Johnson Street side) or the DPW, 250 Commercial Street, Lynn, MA 01905. Please make sure to include bill number on your check or enclose the coupon with payment.
Residents can reach us at (781) 268-8000 or if an issue is of an urgent nature, email the Commissioner.
Winter Storm and Power Outage Information
Follow this link for Power Outage Tips from MEMA
Please refer to these links from MEMA’s website for winter storm preparedness information.
Safety and preparedness tips for nor’easters and coastal storms
Winter storm preparedness and safety information
Safe winter driving tips
Winter safety tips for pets
National Grid’s Power Outage Map and MEMA’s Website