Archive for August, 2012

Why recycle when you can Upcycle?

“Upcycling is becoming increasingly popular among groups and individuals concerned about climate change.  Recycling is great but it requires energy and resources to collect, sort and process unwanted items and waste. Upcycling is an even greener way of recycling – you find a new purpose for your unwanted items before you chuck them away.” – Read full article on the ‘Why Recycle when you can Upcycle?’ website.

Melrose Recycles had a table at Sally Frank’s Farmers’ Market last Thursday with a display of upcycling projects and recycling information. Go to our Facebook page (by clicking the Facebook page link on the bottom right of the screen) to see pictures and learn more.

DPW educates curbside

The Department of Public Works will be placing door hangers, like the one pictured below, at houses where there may be a trash or recycling concern. The  hangers are being used to supply residents with the most current recycling and trash guidelines in Melrose. The DPW asks residents to please do their part to  recycle correctly! If you have questions regarding this new educational campaign, contact  Jessie Schmitt, the city’s solid waste and recycling coordinator, at  781-665-0142 or

Melrose Solid Waste and Recycling is now on Facebook!

Melrose solid waste and recycling has launched their Facebook page! Check it out by clicking the “like” button on the Facebook logo on the bottom right of this blog screen.