Yard Waste Pickup Extended 1 Week & Saturday Hours Ending Dec. 9

In light of the cooperative weather and abundance of leaves, Melrose DPW will conduct one extra week of yard waste pickup next week, Dec. 4 – 8.

The DPW City Yard & Recycling Center will be open this Saturday, Dec. 2, from 8:00am-3:00pm for yard waste and recycling drop-off. (The resident services office will be closed, however.)

Saturday, Dec. 9 will be the last Saturday that the City Yard & Recycling Center are open until April 2018.

Please call DPW’s Resident Services office at 781-665-0142 with any questions.

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No Street Sweeping This Week

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, there will be no street sweeping this week. A new 2017 Street Sweeping schedule can be found below (or on the city’s website here).

THE CITY OF MELROSE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

FALL SWEEPING PROGRAM

The City of Melrose Public Works Department will begin the Fall Street Sweeping Program on Monday, October 30, 2017  Each Ward and Precinct will be swept in the order reflected in the schedule below.

Please make every effort to have vehicles removed from the roadway on scheduled days to ensure proper sweeping of your street.

PLEASE NOTE THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO WEATHER AND WILL BE UPDATED AS NEEDED. 

SCHEDULE IS AS FOLLOWS: 

MAIN ROADS – OCTOBER 30 to NOVEMBER 3

WARD 4, PRECINCT 1 – NOVEMBER   6 & 7

WARD 6, PRECINCT 1 – NOVEMBER   8 & 9

WARD 5, PRECINCT 1 – NOVEMBER   10 & 13

WARD 5, PRECINCT 2 –NOVEMBER   14 Tuesday

WARD 3, PRECINCT 2 – NOVEMBER   15 Wednesday

WARD 3, PRECINCT 1 – NOVEMBER   16 Thursday

NOVEMBER 17 Friday    Spare day

Thanksgiving week OFF

WARD 1, PRECINCT 1 – NOVEMBER   27

WARD 1, PRECINCT 2 – NOVEMBER   28

WARD 2, PRECINCT 1 – NOVEMBER   29

WARD 2, PRECINCT 2 – NOVEMBER   30

DECEMBER 1 Friday     Spare day

WARD 4, PRECINCT 2 – DECEMBER   4

WARD 6, PRECINCT 2 – DECEMBER   5

WARD 7, PRECINCT 2 – DECEMEBR   6

WARD 7, PRECINCT 1 – DECEMBER   7

DECEMBER 8 Friday      Spare day

MAIN ROADS – DECEMBER   11 to 12

 The Department of Public Works appreciates your cooperation during our sweeping efforts.

THANK YOU FOR KEEPING MELROSE CLEAN!

Thanksgiving Week Schedule for DPW Operations, Trash & Recycling (No Yard Waste Collection Next Week)

Thanksgiving Collection Delay
Trash and recycling collection will be delayed one day due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Therefore, Thursday’s pickup will be done on Friday and Friday’s pickup will be done on Saturday.

Public Works Operations Hours
All Public Works Operations and Offices (Operations/Resident Services, Cemetery & Engineering) will close on Wednesday, November 22 @ 12:00 pm and remain closed through Monday morning at 7:00 a.m.

DPW Recycle Center (City Yard) Hours
The DPW Recycling Center (City Yard) at 72 Tremont Street will be open for yard waste and recycling drop-off on Wednesday, November 22nd until 3:00pm and closed on Thursday, November 23 for The Thanksgiving Day Holiday.

The Recycling Center (City Yard) will reopen on both Friday November 24th  and Saturday November 25th from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm for drop off of yard waste, recyclables (including plastic, glass, aluminum, paper and cardboard), books, and textiles.

Saturday, December 9th will be our last scheduled Saturday opening. The facility will re-open on Saturdays in April of 2017.

Curbside Yard Waste Collection
There will be no curbside collection of yard waste next week (Thanksgiving week). There will be collection on the week of November 27th. This is the final week curbside pickup of yard waste is scheduled for the year. Residents are welcome to bring yard waste down to the City Yard during all open hours of operation throughout the year (except during periods of snow removal).

For more information and questions, please visit our website http://www.cityofmelrose.org or call 781-665-0142.

Regular Curbside Collections, City Yard Open, DPW Office Closed on Veterans Day

Melrose Department of Public Works will observe the Veterans Day holiday on Friday, November 10, 2017. Although the DPW resident services office will be closed on Friday, curbside collection of trash, recycling and yard waste will be on regular schedule Monday through Friday; and the Recycling Facility at 72 Tremont Street will be open during normal business hours for yard waste, commingled bottles and cans, paper and cardboard drop-off on both Friday (7:30am – 3:00pm) and Saturday (8:00am – 3:00pm).  Please call 781-665-0142 with any questions.

Yard Waste Pickup – Autumn Schedule & Info

The DPW provides various opportunities to dispose of yard waste including curbside pickup and drop off at the DPW Recycling Center on 72 Tremont Street. The yard waste collected is composted and then available for residents to pick up for free the following spring. To ensure that these processes are done correctly, there are some yard waste guidelines for residents to follow.

Yard Waste Bag and BarrelYard waste includes leafs, grass and small brush under 1 inch diameter. Yard waste does not include dirt.

To prepare yard waste to be collected curbside it needs to be placed in barrel or bag under 45 gallons and 45 pounds. Barrels need to be clearly labeled and stickers are available at 72 Tremont Street. Brown paper bags are acceptable but yard waste in plastic bags will not be collected.

There is a weekly ten barrel and/or bag maximum. The bag and barrel limits are in place for the safety of the Department of Public Works employees and the capacity of the yard waste trucks.

Place yard waste on the curb on your collection day by 7 a.m.

DPW increases yard waste collection service in October and November to accommodate the busiest leaf season of the year. In addition to the 2 collection weeks that have already occurred this month, upcoming pickups will be made on the weeks of:  October 30, November 6, 13, and 27. Yard waste collection will take place every week between October 23 and the last week of November except Thanksgiving week.

Yard Waste Drop OffResidents can also drop off yard waste at the Recycling Center at 72 Tremont Street Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. year-round and Saturdays 8 a.m. 3 p.m. April 1 through December 9. This yard waste drop off is available to Melrose residents only, not commercial vehicles. Cars must have a Recycling Center sticker to enter the center. The stickers are available for free at the Resident Service Office at 72 Tremont Street.

For more information, call the DPW Office at 781-665-0142 or email recycle@cityofmelrose.org.

Fall Street Sweeping Schedule

THE CITY OF MELROSE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

IS HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THAT IT’S

THE SEASON FOR SWEEPING AGAIN!

FALL SWEEPING PROGRAM

The City of Melrose Public Works Department will begin the Fall Street Sweeping Program on Monday, October 30, 2017  Each Ward and Precinct will be swept in the order reflected in the schedule below.

Please make every effort to have vehicles removed from the roadway on scheduled days to ensure proper sweeping of your street.

PLEASE NOTE THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO WEATHER AND WILL BE UPDATED AS NEEDED. 

 

SCHEDULE IS AS FOLLOWS:

 

MAIN ROADS – OCTOBER 30 to NOVEMBER 3

WARD 4, PRECINCT 1 – NOVEMBER   6 & 7

WARD 6, PRECINCT 1 – NOVEMBER   8 & 9

WARD 5, PRECINCT 1 – NOVEMBER   10 & 13

WARD 5, PRECINCT 2 –NOVEMBER   14 & 15

WARD 3, PRECINCT 2 – NOVEMBER   16 & 17

WARD 3, PRECINCT 1 – NOVEMBER   20 & 21

WARD 1, PRECINCT 1 – NOVEMBER   22 & 27

WARD 1, PRECINCT 2 – NOVEMBER   28 & 29

WARD 2, PRECINCT 1 – NOVEMBER   30 & DEC 1

WARD 2, PRECINCT 2 – DECEMBER   4 & 5

WARD 4, PRECINCT 2 – DECEMBER   6 & 7

WARD 6, PRECINCT 2 – DECEMBER    8 & 11

WARD 7, PRECINCT 2 – DECEMEBR   12 & 13

WARD 7, PRECINCT 1 – DECEMBER   14 & 15

MAIN ROADS – DECMEBER   18 to 22

 

 The Department of Public Works appreciates your cooperation during our sweeping efforts.

THANK YOU FOR KEEPING MELROSE CLEAN!

 

Curbside Collection on Holiday Schedule Next Week

The Public Works Department reminds residents that the City Yard & Recycling Center will be closed and there will be no curbside collection on Monday, October 9th. Curbside collection of recycling, trash and yard waste will be on a holiday schedule with a one day delay starting Tuesday, October 10th. Therefore Monday’s trash, recycling and yard waste routes will be picked up Tuesday, October 10th, Tuesday’s routes will be picked up on Wednesday, October 11th, and so on through Saturday, October 14th (when Friday’s routes will be collected).