Archive for September, 2012

Free Zero Waste Presentation: Mon, Oct. 1

“If you think Massachusetts is doing too much burying and burning, and too little reuse, repair, recycling and composting – let’s change that!”

On Monday, October 1 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Boston there will be a free presentation to learn how communities can work toward zero waste.

To learn more about the ‘We’re Talking Trash-Join Us!’ presentation, go to:

MVMMS Environmental Club

The Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School’s environmental club is starting Monday, October 1. If you know any middle schoolers who might be interested, share the information below.

All students are invited to join the Green Team.  The Green Team is an environmental club that meets once a week on Thursdays.  This year we have an exciting focus: to compete in the “Siemens: We Can Change the World Challenge.” The challenge “gives students the opportunity, tools  and inspiration to make a difference and become agents of change.”   Students will form a team to identify and examine an environmental problem in our community.  They will then work together to find a solution and implement a plan, ending with the opportunity to win  prizes for team members and MVMMS.   See the “We Can Change the World  Challenge” web site, for more details. For more information contact Ms. Apostolos at or Jessie Schmitt (Melrose Solid Waste and Recycling Coordinator) at

Informational meeting: Monday, October 1, 2012 Room C208

Thursdays beginning October 11, 2012        FREE

Did you watch Mayor Dolan’s Autumn update video yet? It has a lot of great information about what is happening in Melrose, including some sustainabilty related projects!

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Melrose City Wide Yard Sale – Saturday, Sept. 22

Melrose Friends of the Aging a 501(c)3 is holding a City Wide Yard Sale as a fundraiser to benefit the Milano Senior Center.  Below are the details:

Saturday, Sept. 22nd 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
(rain date — Sept. 29)

Pickup your TREASURE MAP (map of where the 89 households participating are located) at one of these locations:
Online at
Milano Senior Center
Melrose Public Library
Melrose City Hall
Edward Jones’ Office — 502 Main St.

Recycling Committee Meeting: September 18

The Melrose Recycling Committee is holding a meeting on September 18 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Mayor’s Conference Room in City Hall. The committee is looking to recruit members for some of the following: tabling at events, working at recycling events, working on campaigns, doing publicity and more. Anyone can join the committee – people who only want to volunteer once in a while, people who don’t want to do public events but would rather do behind the scenes work, people who want to work with kids… all types of volunteers are welcome! If you’ve ever wanted to get involved in the recycling scene in Melrose, now is the time. Joining the committee is a great way to play an active role in the community and make a difference in reducing our environmental impact. For more information, contact Jessie Schmitt at or 781-665-0142.

Join the Melrose City Wide Yard Sale!

The Council on Aging is running a City Wide Yard Sale on September 22. Here is their advertisement:

Just 2 more days! Don’t delay! Sign-up today!

The deadline to register for the City Wide Yard Sale is in 2 days! All those who want to participate in the City Wide Yard Sale on Sept. 22nd and have their location listed on the Treasure Map must have their registration forms and payments at the Council on Aging Office (235 W. Foster Street) by 5pm on Wed. Sept. 12th.  All city residents wishing to participate may obtain a registration form at the Council on Aging Office or online at The cost for listing your location on the map is a $25.00 tax-deductible donation to the Melrose Friends of the Aging, Inc. 501(c)3. All proceeds will benefit the Milano Senior Center.

So gather your yard sale items and prepare to participate in the First Annual City-Wide Yard Sale ~ a special day that is sure to become a fun and popular community event.

Next Recycling Event: Rigid Plastics, Sept. 15

Some of the items that will be accepted are: laundry baskets, kids’ toys, lawn furniture, storage containers and more.

Our next monthly recycling event, rigid plastics drop off, will be held Saturday, September 15 at the Public Works Operations Facility at 72 Tremont St. from 8:00 a.m. to noon.

As with each Saturday event, DPW will be accepting:

CRT’s, TV’s, monitors, mercury items, CFL bulbs, metal goods, tires, dried latex paint, white goods: fridges, stoves, washers, dryers, freezers and dishwashers.

There will also be free recycling bins, free recycle stickers and recycling educational information available.