MassDEP Central Regional Office

Serving communities in central Massachusetts

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.

Request a file review appointment

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
Project updates

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 A few large farms dot the landscape, but agriculture has slowly been replaced by residential and commercial development.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

Acton
Ashburnham
Ashby
Auburn
Ayer
Barre
Bellingham
Berlin
Blackstone
Bolton
Boxborough
Boylston
Brookfield
Charlton
Clinton
Douglas
Dudley
Dunstable
East Brookfield
Fitchburg
Franklin
Gardner
Grafton
Groton
Harvard
Holden
Holliston
Hopedale
Hopkinton
Hubbardston
Hudson
Lancaster
Leicester
Leominster
Littleton
Lunenburg
Marlborough
Maynard
Medfield
Medway
Mendon
Milford
Millbury
Millis
Millville
New Braintree
Norfolk
Northborough
Northbridge
North Brookfield
Oakham
Oxford
Paxton
Pepperell
Phillipston
Princeton
Rutland
Shirley
Shrewsbury
Southborough
Southbridge
Spencer
Sterling
Stow
Sturbridge
Sutton
Templeton
Townsend
Upton
Uxbridge
Webster
Westborough
West Boylston
West Brookfield
Westminster
Winchendon
Worcester

 

 

 

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