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Welcome to the Town of Ellington

Public Works Department

Duties & Responsibilities

Check out Eversource's 2022 Tree Trimming Schedule

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

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.

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!!

DPW Employees Ronald Moser, Richard Daugherty and Denis Giroux receiving the New England Chapter APWA Public Works First Responder Award

Awards for DPW

Ken Radziwon, PE

Department of Public Works Director, Water Pollution Control Authority Administrator

Thomas Modzelewski

Superintendent of Operations

Kevin Gambacorta

Acting Foreman

Carolyn Kidney

Administrative Assistant, DPW

Samuel Saunders

Recycling & Refuse Coordinator


Email the Office

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-Thursday, 6:30 am - 3:30 pm
Friday, 6:30 am - 12:30 pm

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