New Resident Information

Welcome to Middleton!

The Middleton Department of Public Works is responsible for the maintenance of the municipal infrastructure, including the roads and streets, Town buildings, cemeteries, and the water and storm water systems in Middleton.

The DPW Office is located at 195 North Main Street. The primary telephone number for the Department is (978) 777-0407, and the office is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Town garages are also located here.

Some helpful information relative to DPW services is summarized below. Residents are encouraged to visit the appropriate link or contact the DPW for additional information.

Transfer Station

Middleton does not have municipal trash pickup, but rather a Transfer Station where residents may bring their residential recycling and waste for disposal.  The Transfer Station is located at 70 Natsue Way in Middleton, just off of River Street.  It is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. 

In order to dispose of trash and drop off recycling, residents must obtain a Transfer Station Sticker which can be purchased in person from the Tax Collector’s office during their regular office hours, or by mail.  You can print the mail-in form here. Residents will need a copy of your driver’s license and vehicle registration. Stickers cost $125.00 each for the first vehicle, and $25.00 for each additional vehicle in the same household. These stickers include the option to recycle. You should only purchase a Recycle sticker seperately if you are only recyling.

Electronics Disposal

Electronics (televisions, computer monitors, computer equipment, etc.) may be disposed of at the Transfer station for an additional fee of $25.00 per item. Residents may purchase an Electronics Sticker which should be affixed to each individual item. These stickers can be purchased at the Tax Collector's office at Memorial Hall during their regular business hours. The item may then be brought to the Transfer Station and given to the station attendant for disposal.

Specific information on the Transfer Station can be obtained here.


Recycling is also collected at the Transfer Station.  You may access more information about recycling here.


Middleton has a municipal water system supplying many residents of the Town. There are also many residents who own private wells for their water supply. 

For information on private wells, please click here to be directed to the Health Department web page.

Middleton’s municipal water supply is owned and operated by The Town of Danvers Water Department.  Residents needing assistance with meter readings or billing questions may contact Danvers Water Department at (978) 762-0257.  Residents with general concerns or questions about their service may contact the Middleton Department of Public Works directly at (978) 777-0407. Residents with water related emergencies when Public Works is not open are asked to contact Essex Regional Emergency Center by dialing 911.


At this time, there is no municipal wastewater collection or treatment system in Middleton. You have a septic system on your property that handles the waste generated in your home.

There are specific requirements relative to owning and maintaining a septic system (i.e., what can and cannot go down the drain, how often the tank must be pumped, etc.) If you have never owned a home with a septic system, you are encouraged to contact the Middleton Board of Health or click here.

Updated 7/26/18