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The Public Works Department is responsible for the maintenance and repair of Town-owned roadways, buildings, and grounds. Public Works also manages the Town's vehicle fleet to keep the Town's service automobiles running smoothly. Additionally, this Department is responsible for overseeing the contract with Waste Industries to provide solid waste collection and disposal.

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The Department's mission is to enhance the quality of life for Morrisville residents by ensuring citizen safety, maintaining the infrastructure, and supporting town departments along with providing quality essential municipal services in an efficient manner.


In December 2017, the Morrisville Public Works Department was accredited by the American Public Works Association (APWA), and became only the 136th agency in the US to attain this designation.

Accreditation is a process that requires over 350 standards be met, as established by APWA. Complying with these standards means that our Public Works Department is following a “best practices” philosophy and holds themselves to a higher standard, as evidenced by the Accreditation designation.


  • I purchased a recycling cart from a vendor other than the Town of Morrisville. Can I use it?
  • I am a new Morrisville resident. How do I sign up for solid waste services and obtain a trash container and a recycle bin?
  • Will Waste Industries pick up extra bags outside of my rolling trash container or extra recyclables outside of my recycling bin/cart?
  • What do I do with my trash cart and my recycle bin or cart if I move?
  • How can I remember when my trash, recycling, and yard waste will be picked up?
  • Where should I place my rolling trash container and my recycle bin or cart for pick-up?
  • If I have an emergency and do not get my trash or recycling to the curb for pickup, do I have any option other than waiting for the next week or sharing with a friendly neighbor?
  • What do I do if either my trash, my recycling, or my yard waste was placed curbside by 7:00 a.m. but was not picked up on my scheduled day?
  • What do I do if my trash container or my recycle bin is damaged or is missing?
  • How can I dispose of unwanted furniture or other bulky items?
  • What can and cannot be thrown into my trash cart?
  • How do I get an additional trash cart?
  • Why have I not received a bill for my trash and recycling service?
  • What can and cannot be recycled?
  • What can and cannot be picked up as yard waste?
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