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Acushnet Parting Ways Building
130 Main Street
Acushnet, MA 02743

Telephone: 508-998-0230
Fax: 508-998-0203

Christine York, Senior Clerk
Kelli Tomlinson, Part-time Senior Clerk

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.

Highway Department

Telephone: 508-998-0230
Hours: 8:00AM to 4:00PM

Dan Menard, Highway Department Superintendent

Water / Sewer Department

Telephone: 508-998-0230
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, MA.

- Waste oil and used oil filters are now accepted at the center on Saturday.
- Please recycle! ... it saves money ! -

Please have recyclables placed curbside before 7:00 a.m.

MAILBOX POLICY:  updated 1/28/2011

It is 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:

 1.      It is determined that the Highway Department operators damaged the mailbox; and

2.      The 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 existing concrete.

 Guidelines established per USPS regulations regarding mailbox installation:

·        Mailboxes installed on streets with a curb must be 41” to 45” above street surface.

·        The face of the mailbox must be between 6” and 8”back from the edge of the road.

 You can contact the Post Office with any questions regarding USPS mailbox installation guidelines.


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