NOTICE: SOLID WASTE & RECYCLING CALENDAR CORRECTION AND DPW CITY YARD HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

Calendar correction: In observance of Independence Day, trash and recycling pickup will be delayed one day during the week of July 5-10. Trash pickup will follow a holiday week schedule when a holiday falls on a Monday.

Scheduled metal pickups will occur as normal on Tuesday July 6.

CITY YARD WILL BE CLOSED FRIDAY, JULY 2 THROUGH MONDAY, JULY 5.

Questions? Contact Lisa Scott, Environmental Outreach Coordinator, at recycle@cityofmelrose.org or 781-665-0142.

Reminder – This Saturday, 6/26: Household Hazardous Waste Collection in Stoneham

On Saturday, June 26th, Melrose residents may attend the Town of Stoneham Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day to dispose of certain toxic household items that are not allowed in the trash.

What chemicals should you bring? Click here or see below to find out.

Where: Stoneham High School: 149 Franklin Street, Stoneham.

When: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

Proof of residency is required.

Fees for Melrose residents (Payable with checks ONLY, to “City of Melrose”):

1/4 trunk load   –   $20                            1/2 trunk load –  $30                     Full trunk load  –  $60

Please note: Containers will not be returned. For more information, click here or see below.

Since the improper disposal of hazardous waste is dangerous for Department of Public Works employees and harmful to the environment, we encourage you to take advantage of this event.

Questions? Email recycle@cityofmelrose.org or call Lisa Scott at the Department of Public Works: 781-665-0142.

Saturday, June 26, 2021: HHW Day in Stoneham

On Saturday, June 26th, Melrose residents may attend the Town of Stoneham Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day to dispose of certain toxic household items that are not allowed in the trash.

What chemicals should you bring? Click here or see below to find out.

Where: Stoneham High School: 149 Franklin Street, Stoneham.

When: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

Proof of residency is required.

Fees for Melrose residents (Payable with checks ONLY, to “City of Melrose”):

1/4 trunk load   –   $20                            1/2 trunk load –  $30                     Full trunk load  –  $60

Please note: Containers will not be returned. For more information, click here or see below.

Since the improper disposal of hazardous waste is dangerous for Department of Public Works employees and harmful to the environment, we encourage you to take advantage of this event.

Questions? Email recycle@cityofmelrose.org or call Lisa Scott at the Department of Public Works: 781-665-0142.

Yard Waste Pickup: June 14 – 18

The week of June 14 – 18 is a Yard Waste Pickup week on your designated trash/recycling collection day!

To ensure that your yard waste is picked up and that the compost process is done correctly, please follow these guidelines:

  • Yard waste includes leaves, 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 a 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 ten barrel and/or bag maximum per household. The bag and barrel limits are in place for the safety of the DPW employees and the capacity of the yard waste trucks.
  • Please place yard waste on the curb on your collection day by 7:00 a.m. (or set it out the night before, after 5:00 p.m.).

The calendar of yard waste pickups and other collections and events can be viewed on the city website or picked up at the DPW Resident Services Office at 72 Tremont Street.

Residents can also drop off yard waste at the DPW City Yard at 72 Tremont Street Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays (7:30 am – 2:45 pm) or Saturdays (8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. into December). 

This yard waste drop off is available to Melrose residents only, not commercial vehicles. Cars must have a Recycling Center sticker on their car to enter the center. Stickers are available for free at the Resident Services Office at 72 Tremont Street, Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 3:30 pm.

Thursday 6/10: Curbside Trash pickup running late today

Curbside Trash pickup is running late today, please leave it out on the curb. Thank you.

Monday 6/7: Curbside Trash pickup running late today

Curbside Trash pickup is running late today, please leave it out on the curb. Thank you.

Saturday, June 19: Melrose DPW Styrofoam Collection Event!

When: Saturday, June 19, 8:00 am to Noon

Where: City Yard at 72 Tremont Street

For: Melrose Residents

Please bring RIGID PACKING STYROFOAM ONLY (expanded polystyrene)

Please DO NOT BRING: soft, squishy styrofoam (styrofoam peanuts, meat trays, egg cartons, cups or plates)

As with each Saturday event, DPW will also be accepting: TVs, monitors & laptops (all $20), metal goods ($25), tires ($2-8); Mercury items, CFL bulbs, clothes, books & dried latex paint (free).

City Yard stickers will also be available with Melrose proof of residency.

Reduce, Repair, Rethink, Reuse, Recycle.

For more information visit https://www.cityofmelrose.org/trash-recycling or email recycle@cityofmelrose.org.

Melrose: Curbside Trash pickup running behind today – Tuesday, 6/1

Curbside trash pickup is running behind today (the usual Monday route, shifted to Tuesday in observance of Memorial Day), please leave it out on the curb. Thank you.

Melrose DPW Memorial Day Reminder: Curbside Trash and Recycling pickup shifted one day this week

Please Keep Grass Clippings Out of the Street

Remember to keep grass clippings off of our roads, driveways, and other hard surfaces.🌱 When grass clippings get washed away, they flow into our waterways and feed the algae that turn lakes and rivers green. Credit: Adopt-a-Drain MN