- Christmas Tree Collection: If your Christmas tree is still by your roadside, call the Department of Public Works at 802-476-3522 with the address. Pick up service is suspended if DPW has to plow snow or salt and sand roads. To make use of this service, completely remove all lights, decorations, string, and garlands before placing the tree by the street or road side. A clean tree is important because the trees are chipped into mulch for residents to eventually take from the lawn waste site. Note that for this reason, the town will no longer pick up wreaths, as so many of them have decorations or have wires in them. The town offers this service to avoid Christmas trees ending up in waterways and ditches where they could cause local flooding. Note that landfilling trees is illegal in Vermont.
The Barre Town Department of Public Works is responsible for town highways (approximately 96 miles: 68 paved miles and 28 gravel), the sewage collection system with two pump stations, the Barre Town water system with two pump stations, two water storage tanks and well, and the Websterville water system with a water treatment plant and pump station. The DPW operates its own sand and gravel pit which supplies sand for the winter road maintenance and gravel for road maintenance and reconstruction. The shop or vehicle maintenance staff maintains the town's entire fleet of vehicles and equipment. In addition to their regular duties the DPW provides labor and equipment to operate the Holden Road Lawn Waste site. The DPW is called upon whenever any town department needs construction or building maintenance help. The DPW employs fourteen people, including management and the shop staff and takes on four seasonal positions each summer.
Call the Department of Public Works (DPW), using the phone numbers shown above to report problems or concerns with town roads, sewerage system, or water systems. DPW will also respond to reports of trees in the road, missing or damaged road signs, suspected sewer backups, or leaking water lines. Report problems with streetlights to the Town Manager's Office (802-479-9331). For information about the lawn waste site and the Wilson Recycling Depot see the Solid Waste Department page.