A Superintendent, appointed by the Selectmen, serves as the Department's administrator. The duties extend to the hiring, directing, and firing of employees of Highway, Water and Sewerage Departments, the Transfer Station, Wastewater Treatment Plant, Cemetery, and Equipment maintenance and Repair Departments. There are three foremen who oversee Highways, Water and Sewerage and the Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Highway personnel are responsible for repair, maintenance, and construction of bridges, and public ways. They also maintain public grounds, parks and recreation fields, except those under the jurisdiction of the school department. Equipment, housed and maintained at the Town Garage is also under the DPW's jurisdiction. Responsibility for purchase and maintenance of highway equipment is the Superintendent's, as is preparing bid specifications for purchasing equipment. Outside contractors may be hired for specific purposes if the Superintendent deems it necessary.
The Transfer Station includes a recycling area. The town approved a mandatory recycling law in 1992. The station is open to Medfield residents at specified times. Information on hours and permits is available at the Town Garage.
The Superintendent advises the Planning Board in engineering and laying out roads and streets, and inspecting new subdivisions to assure quality installation of public utilities. In addition, assistance is given to the Board of Health, Water and Sewerage Board, and Selectmen in all matters pertaining to Public Works.
Single Stream Recycling
The Town of Medfield has adopted single stream recycling! All recyclable material is collected in one container. As of Wednesday 1/6/10 you will no longer need to sort your recyclables into separate containers. We are making it even easier for you to recycle. You can place all of your recyclable items into one container and bring it to the transfer station where will deposit the material in the containers provided.
- Cereal boxes
- Juice Boxes (No larger than 3 by 3 inches)
- Pasta Boxes
- Shoe Boxes
Glass bottles and containers (any color) are recyclable.
- Steel Containers (pie plates, trays, foil)
- Brown Bags
- Junk Mail
- Soft Cover Books
- Telephone Books
Plastic containers Number 1 through Number 7:
- Bleach detergent
- Milk Jugs
- Shampoo bottles