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!

 

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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).

Rigid Plastics & Dehumidifier Recycling Event Oct. 21

Did you know that large rigid plastic items (e.g. broken trash and recycling barrels, lawn chairs, children’s toys, storage bins, laundry baskets, plant pots, watering cans…basically anything plastic that is not a bottle or container that came from you kitchen, bathroom or garage) cannot normally be recycled at the city’s recycling center, or with your curbside recyclables? These items, though plastic and often marked with a recycling symbol, cause problems at the recycling facility when mixed with household bottles and cans, and thus must be hauled away as trash (at much greater cost) when they contaminate the city’s recycling containers.

For this reason, the city hosts an annual Rigid Plastics Recycling Event where residents can bring down large rigid plastic items that normally are not accepted in curbside recycling or at our recycling center. This year’s event will be on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 8:00a.m. to 12:00p.m. at 72 Tremont Street.

On this date, residents will also be able to bring down old, functional dehumidifiers to be recycled in exchange for a $30 mail-in rebate courtesy of Mass Save and National Grid. Limit of 2 residential dehumidifiers per household. Further details on the rebate program can be found here: www.MassSave.com/DehumidifierTurnIn.

Rigid plastics include: plastic lawn furniture, children’s toys (all batteries and electronic components must be removed), laundry baskets, storage containers, trash barrels, recycling bins, plant pots, watering cans and more.

If you have a broken trash barrel or decided to use a different bin or barrel for Melrose’s single stream recycling program and would like to get rid of your old red or green recycling bin, bring it to the event to be recycled.

The items collected at all Saturday events include: CRT’s ($20) including televisions, monitors, and lap tops, tires ($2-8), metal and white goods ($25) including microwaves, air conditioners, refrigerators, pipes, etc., office electronics, CFL bulbs, mercury items, clothes, books, dried latex paint. The fees help defray the expenses associated with properly recycling the materials (checks only). Recycling stickers and educational information will also be available.

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

rigid plastics & dehumidifier flier Oct 2017_v2-1

Household Hazardous Waste Collection on Oct. 28

On Saturday, October 28, the City of Melrose is hosting a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day. The event will be held at the DPW City Yard & Recycling Center at 72 Tremont Street. From 8:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. you can drop off certain toxic household items that are not allowed in the trash. Proof of residency is required.  Fees for Melrose residents will primarily be determined by actual estimated total volume of hazardous waste not volume of containers themselves according to the following fee list:

1-3 gal.    $ 20

4-10 gal.    $ 25

11-25 gal.     $ 50

Commercial hazardous waste will not be accepted.

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 important event.

The event flier with details on what will and will NOT be accepted (and how to transport everything) can be viewed below, or printed as a PDF from the city’s event page. (Please note that Melrose residents should bring dried latex paint (free), tires ($2-8), TVs & computer screens ($20) and propane tanks (free) to the City Yard at 72 Tremont Street during regular hours of operation rather than to this hazardous waste day.)

If you cannot attend this event but have household hazardous waste to dispose of, or if you are not a Melrose resident but plan to attend this event, please consult the complete list of events in surrounding communities which welcome Melrose residents (times and fees may be restricted in each individual town – please contact them directly to ensure smooth drop-off).

Call DPW at 781-665-0142 for further details.

2017 fall HHW Flier

Paper Shredding & Mattress Recycling on Sat. Sept. 16

Our next Recycling Event will be Saturday, Sept. 16 from 8 a.m. to noon at 72 Tremont Street. This event will feature paper shredding (one file-box free, each additional box $5 – checks only) and an opportunity for Melrose residents to bring their old mattresses and box springs to be recycled (FREE, limit of 4 mattresses or box springs per household).

The mattresses and box springs collected at the event will be picked up and recycled by the Lowell-based United Teen Equality Center (UTEC), an organization that provides jobs and GED preparation classes for proven-risk youth. UTEC’s mission is to ignite and nurture the ambition of disconnected young people to trade violence and poverty for social and economic success.

 

shredding and mattress recycling flier 2017-1

Additional items that will be accepted for recycling at this event include: TVs, computer monitors & laptops ($20 each); metal goods ($25); 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).
For a listing of additional events or for more information and questions, please visit our website www.cityofmelrose.org or call 781-665-0142.

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 4th due to the Labor Day Holiday.

Curbside collection of recycling and trash will be on a holiday schedule with a one day delay. Monday’s trash and recycling routes will be picked up Tuesday, September 5th, Tuesday’s trash and recycling routes will be picked up on Wednesday, September 6th, and so on through Saturday, September 9th (when Friday’s route will be collected).

DPW making repairs on failed Melrose St water main near Ashland. Water back on by 7:30 p.m. Sorry for inconvenience.

Melrose Street water main