The Board of Selectmen oversee the Highway Department as well as the water/sewer
Departments which are all located in the Department of Public Works office.
Hours: 8:00AM to 4:00PM
Dan Menard, Highway Department Superintendent
Water / Sewer Department
Hours: 8:00AM to 4:00PM
- Final water reads require a ten (10) day notice
Holiday Trash Collection Schedule- Whenever
a scheduled collection days falls on a holiday, that days collection and all
remaining collections for the week will be delayed one day. Friday's
collection will be on Saturday. The following Holidays are observed Labor
Day, Thanksgiving, Memorial Day, Independence Day,
all other holidays trash will resume as normal.
Recycling in Acushnet
Open to the public:
Friday 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The recycling center is located on 700 Middle Road, Acushnet,
- Waste oil and used oil filters are now accepted at the center on
- Please recycle! ... it saves money ! -
Please have recyclables placed curbside
before 7:00 a.m.
the intent of this policy that the Highway Superintendent of the Town of Acushnet will deal with the public fairly,
when handling replacement/repair of mailboxes which may have been damaged by a
Town owned or Town hired vehicle.
Mailboxes and mailbox supports are the property of the mail route patron.
The Town of Acushnet does not issue
written permits for the placement of mailboxes within the road right-of-way and
are placed there at the owner’s risk.
When there is an accumulation of snow, the location of mailboxes close to
the road way makes plowing operations difficult and boxes become quite
susceptible to damage as a result of such activity. It is Highway Department
policy to use care and consideration when plowing snow in their vicinity.
Despite this, some mailboxes will be damaged during the snow removal season. In
the vast majority of cases it is the weight of snow coming off the snow plow
which damages a mailbox. On occasion, the plow will hit and damage them.
The Acushnet Highway Department will repair or replace any damaged
standard mailbox and/or support post when the following criteria’s are met:
determined that the Highway Department operators damaged the mailbox; and
mailbox had been properly installed and maintained prior to the damage
occurring.(Mailboxes must meet USPS* installation guidelines-listed below).
Note: If a Town owned or Town hired plow vehicle did not come in direct
contact with the mailbox or support, but instead was damaged by the weight of
the snow, or the mailbox door being left open, the mailbox and/or support will
not be covered under this policy. Mailboxes and/or support posts that are made
out PVC plastic will not be covered under this policy.
If both criteria noted above are met, the Acushnet Highway Department
will repair or replace your mailbox with the standard mailbox and/or support
post we offer. If you do not want the standard mailbox and/or support post, you
may repair or replace the mailbox/support at your own cost. We will not remove
mailbox supports secured with concrete. We will only trim broken supports to the
top surface of the concrete. Placement of the new support will be to either side
of the existing concrete, unless you specify a new location or remove any
Guidelines established per USPS regulations regarding mailbox
Mailboxes installed on streets with a curb must be 41” to 45” above street
face of the mailbox must be between 6” and 8”back from the edge of the road.
can contact the Post Office with any questions regarding USPS mailbox