Residents may drop-off leaves, brush, branches and grass clippings only.  Leaves and grass clippings must be kept separate from brush and branches.  Stumps, logs  and branches larger than 4 inches in diameter may not be brought to the composting site.  Barrels will be available for disposal of emptied leaf bags. Staff will be on-hand to direct and assist residents.

The Composting Facility is located at the Public Works Facility on Boston Street, just north of Route 97. Any questions concerning the composting operations please call Gary Wildes, Highway Superintendent at (978) 887-1542.

The Topsfield Public Works Composting facility will be open again starting 6/6/20. The usual hours remain in effect 9AM-1PM, For the month of (June) it will be free to residents. Please take note that when you enter the facility to stay to the right up the hill to the right of the office and remain in single file and in your vehicles. Residents will be directed by staff when to dump and will only be allowed one vehicle at a time. After dumping you will be directed by staff to exit the area to the right of the building and follow the perimeter road back and down to RT.1. I'd like to thank all the residents for their patience and understanding during this difficult time we have been facing. Please keep in mind that it could be a little busier than normal and my staff and I are doing our best to help facilitate the process and keep people safe at the same time. 
December Update: Composting is closed until spring.

COVID Update:

The Water & Highway Offices remain open but may switch to appointment only or close to the public in the coming weeks depending on infection rates.

Water Department staff will visit your site for emergencies such as broken pipes, no water, low water pressure, etc. Site visits for other reasons will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

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Water Department

279 Boston Street

Topsfield, MA 01983


978.887.1543 (Fax)

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Hours: Monday-Friday 7 AM to 3:30 PM

Highway Department

279 Boston Street

Topsfield, MA 01983


978.887.1543 (Fax)

Hours: Monday-Friday 7 AM to 3 PM