Public Works

Fall 2023 Milling and Paving

Please visit this website for the paving map and additional information:

Public Works Route Maps

A map showing public works routes can be found below and at this link: Public Works Route Map

Spring 2023 Leaf and Brush Pickup Maps

This map shows active progress of the Spring 23 leaf pickup. Each day, the map will be updated to show which route zones are in progress and which have been completed. The zones are color coded in the second map.

Spring Collection is now complete, as shown below. We will have a new map for fall pickup.

Workers paving a road

What Does Hamden Public Works Department do?

The Public Works Department has a big job making sure the Town-owned buildings, grounds, roads, and property look their best and functions at their best. 


The responsibilities include tasks such as:

  • Pot Holes
  • Removing Deceased Animals (on Town Property Only)
    • If a deceased animal is found on your property you must dispose of it on your own. Deceased domestic animals found on your property can be taken care of by Animal Control, call 203-230-4080.
  • Replacing Catch Basins
  • Road/Curb Repair
  • Snow Plowing/Sanding (View the Town's Snow Policy (PDF))
  • Stormwater Drainage System Cleanout
  • Street Sweeping
  • Transfer Station
  • Tree Removal
  • Tree Trimming for Town Trees

Streets Not Included

Hamden Public Works is not responsible for the following streets:

  • Arch Street (from Dixwell to Fairview)
  • Dixwell Avenue
  • State Street
  • Whitney Avenue

These are State controlled roads. If you have any concerns regarding any of these roads (including pot holes, trees on the road, etc.) please call the State Department of Transportation at 407-0526.

Leaf Composting & Brush Permit

Hamden holds a state leaf composting and brush permit. Both leaves and brush are recycled at the Wintergreen Avenue Transfer Station into usable mulch, available at no cost to residents.