About MassDEP's Central Regional Office
MassDEP's Central Regional Office serves communities in all of Worcester county and parts of western Middlesex and Norfolk counties. The cities and town that are served by this office are listed below.
Visitor parking is located directly outside of the main entrance and runs the length of the building.
Additional Resources for
File Review / Central Region
Appointments to review MassDEP Central Regional Office's non-confidential files are available Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Environmental Issues & Sites in Central Massachusetts
Learn more about top projects, facilities and sites overseen by MassDEP's Central Regional Office.
Private Well Sampling at McGilpin Road in Sturbridge, MA
MassDEP is investigating water quality at private wells on McGilpin Road in Sturbridge. 1,4 dioxane was present in one private well test.
Exelon West Medway Facility, Medway
Two simple-cycle combustion turbine generators are designed to burn natural gas (or ultra low-sulfur distillate) and operate during times of peak electrical energy demand.
MassDEP Site Files: Fort Devens, MA
Environmental data and records from MassDEP on related cleanup efforts.
FORT DEVENS Superfund Site Profile at US EPA
EPA Superfund site information and data.
Southbridge Recycling & Disposal Park
Central Region Features
Most communities in the Central Region grew up around mills, many of which have since given way to high tech companies and various support industries. The region still hosts a number of metal fabricating and plating firms, plastics manufacturers and remnants of the paper, shoe and furniture industries. A few large farms dot the landscape, but agriculture has slowly been replaced by residential and commercial development.
The major river basins (Blackstone, Nashua, Concord, Merrimack, Chicopee, French and Quinebaug, and Millers) as well as the Wachusett Reservoir and its watershed are among the chief natural features of the Central region.
Features of the Central Region:
- Made up of 77 towns and cities
- Population of nearly 900,000
- Blackstone River
- Nashua River
- Millers River
- Concord River
- Merrimack River
- Chicopee River
- French River
- Quinebaug River
- Wachusett Reservoir
Cities & Towns Served by the MassDEP Central Regional Office