Public Works

The mission of the Hanover Department of Public Works is to protect, preserve, improve, and manage the Town's infrastructure and related assets.  Infrastructure includes the Town's roadway and drainage networks, cemeteries and parks, transfer station, water distribution system, and water treatment plants.  The department employs 38 full-time and five seasonal or part-time employees.  Public works employees are either working or on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year to respond to any infrastructure-related challenges that may arise.

The Department of Public Works crews perform interesting tasks every day to keep the infrastructure of the Town running.  The goal of this page is to provide interesting and timely updates on the work that the department is performing. Check back often for updates or click on the daily newsletter link to see what we are up to today.

Administrative Division

Buildings & Facilities Division

Field Operations Division

Water Operations Division


  • Main Office
    40 Pond Street in Hanover, MA 02339
    The Department of Public Works is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. 
  • Transfer Station
    118 Rockland Street, Hanover, MA 02339
    The Transfer Station is open Friday through Tuesday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (closed Wednesday and Thursday).
  • Ames Way Brush and Compost Pile
    229 Ames Way, Hanover, MA 02339
    The compost pile is available Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM and Saturdays from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM.  For the month of November 2021 the brush pile will also be open both weekend days from 8 am to 4 pm to assist residents with storm cleanup.
  • Forge Pond Park
    245 King Street, Hanover, MA 02339
    Please see hours as posted at the park.

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Department Organization

Office Hours

Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Phone: 781-826-3189
Fax: 781-826-8915
General email:


Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Victor J. Diniak Director of Public Works 781-826-3189
Neal Merritt Deputy Superintendent of Public Works (Water Operations) 781-826-3189
Kurt Kelley Deputy Superintendent of Public Works (Field Operations) 781-826-3189