Public Works

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Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 7:15 am - 2:35 pm
Closed for Lunch 11:45 am - 12:30 pm
Open 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month: 8:00 am - 1:45 pm

Monday-Friday:  7:30 am - 2:50 pm

61 Ecology Drive (Physical)
740 Main Street (Mailing)
East Hartford, CT 06108

(860) 291-7361 Administration
(860) 291-7371 Streets
(860) 291-7363 Curbside Trash & Recycling
(860) 291-7337 Transfer Station/Bulky Waste
(860) 291-7374 General Information

The East Hartford Department of Public Works employs 90 full-time people utilizing over 220 vehicles of various types. The Department is responsible for six separate divisions: Engineering, Fleet Services, Waste Services, Highway Services, Park Maintenance, and Building Maintenance.

The Engineering Division reviews technical design plans, surveys for design and construction, inspects utility, subdivision and municipal construction projects, engineers and drafts the designs of various complex municipal improvement projects.

The Highway Services Division provides for the maintenance of 146.3 miles of Town roads, flood dikes, bridges, cemeteries, pavement markings, street lights and traffic signs. This division's responsibilities also include snow removal and curbside leaf collection.

The Waste Services Division is responsible for collection of 26,000 tons of residential waste and recycling annually as well as operation of the Town transfer station.

The Facilities Management Division provides daily maintenance and continuous monitoring of 22 public buildings.

The Fleet Services Division is charged with maintaining over 350 Town vehicles and other equipment.

The Park Maintenance Division is responsible for the maintenance of the Town’s 650 acres of open and developed park space including ball fields, athletic courts, recreational trails, and 5 outdoor pools. The division also provides maintenance of all Town facilities grounds including Town Hall, Libraries, Fire Stations, and Community Cultural Center and the snow clearing of all publicly maintained sidewalks.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Greg Verallis Facilities Manager (860) 291-7362
Mary Orzolek Administrative Aide (860) 291-7361
Paul Forrest Highway Services Manager (860) 291-7367
Karen Alleano Secretary III (860) 291-7371
Diane Gompper Administrative Clerk II (860) 291-7363
Marilynn Cruz-Aponte Assistant Director (860) 291-7365