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Welcome to the Town of Ellington

Public Works Department

Duties & Responsibilities

Check out these tips and information from the USPS regarding curbside mailboxes, as well as a note or two from Ellington DPW.

The Department of Public Works is going to be offering residents the opportunity to purchase rain barrels and compost bins for their homes, at cost; at this time, they have ordered 12 of each. The links below will  provide more information on each item.

FreeGarden EARTH Compost Bin - $51.25

FreeGarden RAIN 55 Gallon Rain Barrel - $61.25

Please contact the Public Works Department at 860-870-3140 for more information and/or to purchase either of these items.

It is the duty of the Department of Public Works to:

  • Maintain, repair, clean and remove snow from all public town streets;
  • Maintain and operate storm sewers and other drains
  • Care for and maintain all town buildings other than those under the jurisdiction of the Board of Education
  • Prepare or supervise the preparation of plans and specifications for the construction or reconstruction of streets, sidewalks, curbs, gutters, storm sewers, drains, public buildings and other structures and construct or supervise the construction of the same
  • Care for parks, grassed areas in streets and public grounds, including athletic fields under the jurisdiction of the Board of Education and the Parks and Recreation Commission
  • Plant and care for trees within the street line
  • Maintain the facilities and grounds which come under the jurisdiction of the Water Pollution Control Facility
  • Handle the Town's garbage and recycling program
Plans & Projects

Check out this feature from CASHO's Highways & Byways magazine!

Ellington congratulates Department of Public Works recent UConn CT Technology Transfer Center Graduates. Nice job!!

Left to Right: Josh Hebert (Road Master Program); Taylor Olson (Transportation Leadership Program); Spencer Hutchinson and Phillip Kidney (Public Works Academy)

Recent UConn CT Technology Transfer Center Graduates

Timothy Webb

Public Works Director

Thomas Modzelewski


Lori Smith

Administrative Assistant, DPW

Ph: 860-870-3140
Fax: 860-870-3147
Emergency: 860-870-3145

21 Main Street
P.O. Box 187
Ellington, CT 06029

Department Hours
Monday-Friday, 7:00 am-3:30 pm

After business hours, please leave a voicemail or send an email; DPW will respond as soon as possible.