Public Works

Public Works Department

Martin Luther King Holiday Schedule

Public Works announces it will be closed on Monday, January 15th in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. For those on our Monday curbside collection route, the collection will take place, as usual, please have your materials curbside by 7 a.m. Public Works & all Town offices will be closed on Monday, January 15th. The landfill is regularly closed on Mondays and will be open as usual on Tuesday, January 16th (8 am to 3:30 pm).

Christmas Tree Recycling Collection

Public Works will be collecting Christmas trees curbside from Tuesday, 1/2, through Friday, 1/12. The collection will follow the regular trash collection route schedule, weather permitting. To help with our Christmas tree collection we ask all to do as follows:

  1. The tree must have all decorations removed, be unbagged and have any tree stand removed.
  2. Place the tree curbside. The tree will be collected by Public Works staff and not by our trash collector, Pine Tree Waste, Inc. We may not be able to collect all trees on the same day as trash collection but we will continue collecting the routes for two weeks.
  3. Please make sure the tree remains free for collection and does not get frozen in place or buried by snow.
  4. If you miss our collection or want to recycle your tree sooner you may bring your tree to either the Graham Road Landfill when it is open (Tue. thru Sat., 8 am to 3:30 pm) or you may drop your tree off at the Leaf Drop-Off area on Industry Rd – only during this collection period. The Industry Rd area is available for drop-off 24/7.

Public Works Department General Info

The Brunswick Public Works Department serves the community with pride and respect. We are responsible for the maintenance and repair of:

  • 140.72 miles of roadways (including 4.08 miles of gravel roads)
  • 39.10 miles of sidewalks throughout the Town
  • Town storm drain system (2,507 catch basins plus piping)
  • Town GIS Information
  • Winter Operations
  • 3,924 Traffic Signs
  • Roadway Pavement Markings
  • Graham Road Landfill

We also administer the contract for the curbside removal of residential trash and recycling.

If you have a question or a comment please feel free to call 725-6654 or send us an email. The Brunswick Public Works Department has a voice mail system which you may call anytime for general information, to ask a question, request information be mailed or leave a message for the staff or Public Works Department in general.

Public Works Department Staff:

John Foster, Public Works Director/Town Engineer
Tom Mann, Operations Manager
Jim Higgins, Engineering Aide/Surveyor
David Arnold, Garage Foreman
Lisa Blackwell, Operations Assistant
Brenda Poplaski, Bookkeeper

Send an email to our General Email Address


For a road or storm drain problem after hours please call the Police Department at 725-5521 and they will contact a Public Works representative. Public Works does not handle water or sewer problems; if you have an emergency request please contact the Brunswick-Topsham Water District at 729-9956 or the Brunswick Sewer District at 729-0148.