Trash Collection Ongoing

Due to traffic congestion at the waste-to-energy facility where the city’s trash is hauled, portions of today’s curbside collection route have not yet been completed by JRM. The fleet will be continuing pickup through late afternoon today in order to complete the route. Please leave your trash curbside until it has been collected this evening. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your cooperation.

Curbside Collection Alert

Due to mechanical issues with their fleet, portions of today’s curbside collection route have not yet been completed by JRM. The fleet will be continuing pickup through late afternoon today in order to complete the route (which is also on a day delay due to the holiday yesterday) . Please leave your trash and recycling curbside until it has been collected. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your cooperation.

Trash & Recycling 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, September 5th due to the Labor Day Holiday. Curbside collection of recycling and trash will be on a holiday schedule with a one day delay starting Tuesday, September 6th. Monday’s trash and recycling routes will be picked up Tuesday, September 6th, Tuesday’s trash and recycling routes will be picked up on Wednesday, September 7th, and so on through Saturday, September 10th (when Friday’s route will be collected).

Gas Line Updates Impacting Access to Tremont Street

National Grid is updating gas lines on Tremont Street between Lynn Fells Parkway and Lake Ave. This road work will be ongoing for 2-3 weeks, with traffic detours anticipated.

The City Yard & Recycling Center will remain open during this time, though access to the street may be restricted at times. Today vehicles are able to approach from West Emerson Street, but not from Lynn Fells Parkway.

Please call our Resident Services office at 781-665-0142 or visit our social media sites for further updates as the work progresses.

Paper Shredding & Dehumidifier Recycling Rebate Event: Sept. 17

Our next Recycling Event will be Saturday, Sept. 17 from 8 a.m. to noon at 72 Tremont Street. This event will feature paper shredding (one box free, each additional box $5; checks only) and an opportunity for Melrose residents to bring their old, functional dehumidifiers to be recycled in exchange for a $30 mail-in rebate courtesy of Mass Save and National Grid. Limit of 1 residential dehumidifier per household. Click here for details on the rebate program.
                                                
Residents will also be able to sign up for a free home energy assessment (which can be conducted every 2 years) at this event. Those who can’t attend can still call 339-502-4353 to schedule an assessment, and by having an assessment completed before the end of this year you can help the city win $34,000 for energy efficiency improvements.

Additional items that will be accepted for recycling at this event include: TVs, computer monitors & laptops ($20 each); metal goods ($20); tires ($2-$8); home/office electronics (e.g. computer towers, desktop printers, keyboards & mice); CFL bulbs, books, clothes, mercury items, dried latex paint & household plastic bottles & cans, mixed paper & clean cardboard (all FREE).

The 2016 Recycling Events Calendar is available here.

Update: Lynn Fells Parkway Work to Begin Next Week

Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR) has notified the City that they will be paving portions of the Lynn Fells Parkway in Melrose during the week of August 22nd during both daytime and nighttime hours. The work includes roadway grinding and re-paving. Roadway grinding is scheduled to begin the night of August 22, 2016.

The project includes upgrades to the Lynn Fells Parkway from Vinton street to Melrose Street. Work previously scheduled for Green Street to the Saugus line has been rescheduled and is presently anticipated to occur in the fall.

During this work, please refrain from on street parking on the parkway, as well as parking within intersections and on immediately adjacent side streets. Traffic impacts should be expected throughout the day and night on the Lynn Fells Parkway and abutting neighborhood streets until Wednesday, August 24th.

The DCR will be making every possible effort to keep disruptions to a minimum and ensure that the work is completed in a timely fashion. Message boards have been installed on the parkway and will display any relevant follow up information as the project progresses.

Anyone who has questions or requires a special/unique need during this period of construction can call the DCR or feel free to call the DPW Engineering Office of City Hall at 781-979-4172.

DCR to Start Work on Lynn Fells Parkway on August 16

The Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR) has notified the City that they will be paving portions of the Lynn Fells Parkway in Melrose starting this week. The work includes roadway grinding and re-paving. Roadway grinding will start on Tuesday, August 16th at 7:00 A.M.

The project includes upgrades to the Lynn Fells Parkway from Vinton to Melrose Street; and from Green Street to the Saugus line. Work will start in the section between Vinton and Melrose Street on Tuesday, August 16th.

During this work, the City Yard and Recycling Center at 72 Tremont Street will be most easily accessed from the south on Tremont Street (via West Emerson).

We have been assured by the DCR that the roadway will be paved, re-striped and crosswalks completed before the first day of school.

Anyone who has questions or a special/unique need during this period of construction can call the DCR or feel free to call the DPW Engineering Office of City Hall at 781-979-4172.