It is the mission of the Highway Department to enhance Mendon's quality of life, and through sound management, innovation, teamwork and vision, provide dependable, high quality, responsive public works and utility services, consistent with community values and at reasonable costs to Mendon's citizens, businesses, institutions and visitors.
WINTER 2013 - 2014
Mailbox Replacement - The Town does not have insurance or a policy to replace mailboxes that are damaged during normal snow removal operations. Please see our policy below.
Pushing snow on the road - Mendon Bylaws Chapter 9, Section 5, prohibits pushing or piling snow in the roadway. Please see link below for complete text and fine schedule.
Standard Operating Procedures for Snow Plowing - see link below
Any residents with portable basketball hoops, please make sure they are moved off the street.
Also, please keep your trash bins in your driveway opening - not in the street.
We need to keep the roadways clear - obstacles such as these impede on our drivers and trucks during the plowing season.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter.
As part of our Stormwater Management Program, we are now in the process of placing outfall markers at various locations around town. This is a DEP requirement to which the town must comply.
The Highway Department will trim any trees that overhang the road or impede the ease of passage of snow removal equipment. There must be a minimum of 12' of clearance on all road sides.
The Highway Dept does not have a curbside leaf pickup service, but we do have a compost pile at the Highway Department facility where you can dump un-bagged leaves and grass clippings.
Proposed road projects for 2013 include:
Bates Street - from Bellingham Street to Bellingham town line - shimming and double chip seal.
This project is now complete.
Millville Street - entire length - shimming, hot rubber and chip seal.
This project should be completed in the Spring/Summer 2014 timeframe.
The Highway Department has heavy-duty trash bags that will be distributed for free to any resident who can lend some time in picking up roadside trash. When you have finished picking up any trash that you can find, please call the Highway Department for us to pick them up. The bags can simply be left on the side of the road, and we will dispose of the trash properly. The trash bags are brightly colored and can easily be distinguished from household trash. The Highway Department telephone number is 508-473-0737.
Any observations of illicit connections or non-stormwater discharges to the storm drain system should be reported to the Highway Surveyor at 508-473-0737.
Summary of potential changes to the MS4 permit
2011 Annual Report for MS4 permit
2012 Annual Report for MS4 permit
Recycling Center Information
Recycling fee schedule
Residents of the Town of Mendon may use the town's recycling center located at the Highway Department, 66 Providence Street, provided that a recycling center permit is purchased and affixed to the vehicle dropping off any material. Permits may be obtained at the Highway Department or at the Recycling Center on Saturdays. The fee is $10.00 per permit and is good for the calendar year printed on the sticker. Hours of operation are Saturdays, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm.