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Wyoming Cemetery Spring Clean-up

Weather permitting; the Wyoming Cemetery will begin its Spring clean-up on April 1st. Family members wishing to save decorations or any other mementos should remove them on or before March 25thAny items remaining after March 25th will be discarded. Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions, please call 781-665-0405.

Christmas Tree Curbside Collection

Curbside Christmas Tree collection will begin on Monday, January 7th on your scheduled trash and recycling collection day. Curbside Christmas tree collection will run for two weeks – the weeks of January 7th and January 14th.

Residents are welcome to drop off Christmas trees at the City Yard – Mondays through Friday from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm.

Saturday, January 5th, there is a special collection event at the City Yard from 8 am to 11:45 am. Christmas trees will be accepted at this event. Also accepted at this event will be cardboard, wrapping paper, glass, plastic bottles, Styrofoam and yard waste.

Please remove all decorations (including lights, ornaments and stands) and do not leave your tree in plastic bags. They must be bare to be collected and accepted.

Post Holiday Recycling

The DPW Facility will be open on Saturday, January 5, 2019 from 8 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. for a Saturday Recycling drop off event. At this event, DPW will be accepting Christmas Trees, cardboard, Styrofoam, electronics and other recycling items. This is a great opportunity to clean up and purge from your holiday activities.

Curbside collection of Christmas Trees will start on Monday, January 7, 2019 and take place through Friday, January 18, 2019. Trees should be left curbside on your regularly scheduled collection day. The trees should be free of decorations, lights and without plastic bags.

Trees can be dropped off at the Melrose DPW Recycling Facility and/or Mt. Hood upper parking lot starting Wednesday, January 2, 2019. The DPW Facility is open during the week from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; The Mt. Hood drop off area is accessible at all times.

MELROSE RECYCLING EVENTS 2019

January 5 – Post-Holiday Recycling (Cardboard, Paper, Styrofoam, Electronics, Tree & more!)

April 20 – Motor Oil/Gas/Antifreeze

May 18 – Paper Shredding with JRM

June 15 – Spring Swap Day (City Hall parking lot)

June  29 – Hazardous Waste Day in Stoneham*

September 21 –  Motor Oil/Gas/Antifreeze

September 28 -Fall Swap Day (City Hall parking lot)

October 19 – Rigid Plastics

October 26 – Hazardous Waste Day in Melrose

The items collected at all DPW events (except Swap Day & HHW Day) include: plastic bags, screens (TVs, monitors & laptops: $20), metal goods ($25), tires ($2-$8), office electronics, CFL bulbs, books, clothes, mercury items, & dried latex paint. Recycling Center stickers & recycling label stickers will also be available.

DPW Recycling Center – 72 Tremont Street – 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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

*Melrose & Stoneham are partnering on recycling events in 2019 and this event will be held at Stoneham High School at 149 Franklin St.. from 9:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m.

 

DPW – Holiday Schedule

The Department of Public Works announces the following schedule for the upcoming holiday weeks.

Week of Monday, December 24, 2018

  1. All Public Works Offices will be closed on Monday and Tuesday .. including the DPW Operations, Engineering, Water & Sewer Billing and Cemetery Offices.
  2. Monday trash and recycling collection will be on schedule; Tuesday through Friday collection will be one day delayed .. Tuesday will be collected on Wednesday; Wednesday will be collected on Thursday; Thursday will be collected on Friday; Friday will be collected on Saturday.
  3. The DPW Recycling Facility will be open on Monday, December 24, 2018 until 11:45 a.m. for drop off of recycling items, yard waste, etc. We will then be open from Wednesday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  4. The DPW Facility will be closed on Saturday, December 29, 2018.
  5. Outside of any unforeseen emergencies, all construction activities will be shut down for this week.

Week of Monday, December 31, 2018

  1. All Public Works Offices will be closed on Monday and Tuesday.. including the DPW Operations, Engineering, Water & Sewer Billing and Cemetery Offices.
  2. Monday trash and recycling collection will be on schedule; Tuesday through Friday collection will be one day delayed .. Tuesday will be collected on Wednesday; Wednesday will be collected on Thursday; Thursday will be collected on Friday; Friday will be collected on Saturday.
  3. The DPW Recycling Facility will be open on Monday, December 31, 2018 until 11:45 a.m. for drop off of recycling items, yard waste, etc. We will then be open from Wednesday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  4. The DPW Facility will be open on Saturday, January 5, 2019 until 11:45 a.m. for a Saturday drop off event hosted by the DPW. All items will be accepted including Christmas Trees, cardboard and other recycling items. This is a great opportunity to clean up and purge from your holiday activities.
  5. Curbside collection of Christmas Trees will start on Monday, January 7, 2019 and take place through Friday, January 18, 2019. Trees should be left curbside on your regularly scheduled collection day. The trees should be free of decorations, lights and without plastic bags.
  6. Trees can be dropped off at the Melrose DPW Recycling Facility and/or Mt. Hood upper parking lot starting Wednesday, January 2, 2019. The DPW Facility is open during the week from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; The Mt. Hood drop off area is accessible at all times.
  7. Outside of any unforeseen emergencies, all construction activities will be shut down for this week.

Hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday season ….

City Yard Open – Saturday Dec. 8th

Given the record rainfall that we have had this fall and the lack of rain-free Saturdays in November, the DPW has added an additional Saturday drop to the calendar. City Yard and Recycling Center will open Saturday, December 8th from 8am-3pm for yard waste and recycling drop-off. (The Resident Services office will be closed, however.)  This will be the last Saturday that the City Yard & Recycling Center will be open until April 2019.

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