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Public Works

  • Have a street light outage?
  • Need a pothole fixed?
  • Road not plowed?

Please call Public Works at
(401) 728-2400


The Department of Public Works is located at:
Town Hall, 2nd floor
45 Broad Street
Cumberland, RI

The Cumberland Highway Department is located at:
37 Blackstone Street
Cumberland, RI

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DPW Updates

The Gazebo located in the Monastery will be getting a new roof and some much-needed maintenance thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Champlin Foundation. To make the funds go farther, the Highway Department will be helping with this project. Weather permitting, it should be completed in early November.

Yard Waste Pickup

Weekly yard waste pickup restarts the week of October 7th and concludes the week of December 12, 2019.

For yard waste to be collected curbside or at our seasonal drop off, it must be in brown, biodegradable lawn bags or small bundles of branches. Bundles are branches under 2 inches in diameter and smaller than 3 feet in length.

Loose yard waste in cans cannot be collected.

There is no limit on the number of bags/bundles per week.

Tree Cutting

Our Highway Department is working with Stanley Tree and National Grid to remove 120 dead trees, during phase one of this clean-up. These are trees that would probably knock down power lines and poles if left standing.

Work will be taking place on:

  • Tower Hill Road (estimated completion 8/30/19)
  • Sumner Brown Rd (estimated completion 9/6/19)
  • Fischer Rd (estimated completion 9/13/19)
  • Cook Rd (estimated completion 9/20/19)
  • Reservoir Rd (estimated completion 9/27/19)
  • Burnt Swamp Rd (estimated completion 10/4/19)
  • Torrey Rd (estimated completion 10/11/19)
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