City of Burlington, Vermont City of Burlington, Vermont

Water Quality, Main Breaks & Billing: 863-4501/EMAIL
DPW Customer Service: 863-9094/EMAIL


Department of Public Works

Capital Projects Portal

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Construction Season Information

Fall Leaf Pickup Program Burlington Public Works picks up bagged leaves every year the week before Thanksgiving. Last year Burlington residents composted over 320 tons of leaves! This years dates are November 13 -17, 2017. Leaves will be pickup up the same day as your recycling.  Sometimes, especially on the Monday and Tuesday of that week, DPW may get "ahead" and pickup leaves on the next days route.  Don't Worry! We will be back to get everyones leaves!  If you did get missed, pleaese call 863-9094.

Recycling Toters Do you want a larger, more secure bin to place your recycling? Interested parties should submit application(s) and appropriate payment by mail or in person at 645 Pine Street between 7:00am and 4:30pm, Monday thru Friday, after which DPW staff will assemble and deliver your toter - call 863-9094 (ext. 3) for more information. Toters must be curbside by 7:00am on your recycling day, unless otherwise approved by DPW.

Union Street Protected Bike Lane Burlington Public Works is installing Burlington's first protected bike lane on Union Street from Main Street to North Winooski Avenue this week! Our crews are installing flexible bollards and low curbing on Union St. Work will be contained to the existing bike lane and buffer space and the road will remain open.

This quick-build project uses adaptable materials to provide a safe north-south connection for people of all ages & abilities now. We’ll keep improving this project based on data & public input. Learn more at