There is an exciting new internship opportunity for someone who has an interest in working on sustainability issues and learning more about the field. The intern would split their time on projects with the Melrose Solid Waste and Recycling Coordinator and the Energy Efficiency Manager.
Please submit a letter of interest and a resume by June 7 to Jessica Schmitt, Public Works Operations Facility, 72 Tremont Street, Melrose, MA 02176 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Look at the job posting for more information: http://www.cityofmelrose.org/departments/HR/Employment%20Positions/Environmental%20Projects%20Intern%20Posting.pdf
Melrose DPW is holding a recycling drop off event this Saturday, May 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Public Works Operations Facility (City Yard), 72 Tremont Street.
Items collected at the event: CRT’s (televisions, monitors, and lap tops), CFL bulbs, tires, mercury items, clothes, books, dried latex paint, metal and white goods (microwaves, air conditioners, refrigerators, pipes, sofa beds, recliners, and exercise equipment). Some items have a small fee that helps defray the expenses associated with properly recycling the materials (checks only). Household recycling bins, recycling facility stickers and educational information will also be available.
The CommuniTree Art team, Martha Grover, Kris Rodolico, Jessie Schmitt and Jen Blesso, would like to thank everyone who supported the CommuniTree Art project over the past few months.
CommuniTree Art held a city wide park cleanup on April 6th when over 300 Melrose volunteers, including groups from PTOs, Girl Scout troops, Cub Scouts, and the Melrose Pedi/Bike Committee cleaned up over 20 parks and conservations areas. A huge thank you to all of those volunteers who came out on that chilly morning to make our parks sparkly clean!
The Melrose Arts Fest graciously allowed CommuniTree Art to hold its second event at their festival. Thank you to Deb Corbett and Melrose Arts for your support and encouragement and to those who participated in transforming the trash collected at the park cleanup into beautiful art pieces for the trees.
Thank you to Starbucks and Whole Foods for donating food to feed our wonderful volunteers.
A very special, heartfelt thank you goes out to Mike Skeeter Kuleszka, Ed Schmitt, Elizabeth Thomas, Mike Biddle, Steve Bryer (Hannaford and Dumas Printers), and Brian Timm who generously contributed their time, supplies and talent to make this project successful.
This project wouldn’t have been possible without funding from the Messina Grant and the Melrose Cultural Council grant.
Keep an eye out for the trees as they travel around the community and always remember to take pride in your CommuniTree!
Students at the Hoover School show off their new textile recycling bin.
“Don’t throw away old clothing, teddy bears and linens — recycle them. Thanks to a new program by Bay State Textiles, old textile products can not only be recycled, they can also provide a source of revenue for Melrose schools.
Melrose PTOs and the Department of Public Works are partnering with Bay State Textiles to make this type of recycling easy. There will be white drop-off bins located outside the seven participating schools and items can be recycled at any time.
Bay State pays for the used textiles and the money will be used to support PTO projects such as enrichment programs, library books, field trips and classroom supplies.”
Read the rest of the Recycling Matters column here: Recycling Matters: Recycle old clothes and help local PTOs – Melrose, Massachusetts – Melrose Free Press
The compost bins have now sold out. Check back next Spring if you’d like to order one.
The initial order of the Earth Machine compost bins sold out so the city has ordered another shipment. Therefore, it’s not too late to order your bin but there are only 10 left so don’t miss out!The order form is available here: http://www.cityofmelrose.org/SustainableMelrose.cfm#Bins
*The pickup dates have changed. You will be contacted with the new pickup date after bins arrive at our facility.