Archive for November, 2012

Last 2012 Recycling Event: Dec. 1

Our last 2012 monthly recycling event will be held Saturday, December 1 at the Public Works Operations Facility at 72 Tremont St. from 8:00 a.m. to noon.

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.

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Thanksgiving Trash and Recycling Schedule

There will be no trash or recycling pickup on Thursday, November 22. Pickups on the Thursday and Friday routes will be delayed one day each.
The City Yard and DPW administrative offices will be open on Friday and Saturday, November 23 and 24, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Look at Mayor Dolan’s blog for more details:

No trash collection on Thanksgiving Day.

Melrose Recycling Committee Meeting: Nov. 20

The Melrose Recycling Committee is holding a meeting on Tuesday, November 20 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 city events, working at recycling events, working on campaigns, doing publicity work and more. 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 jschmitt@cityofmelrose.org or 781-665-0142.

Next Recycling Event: Plastic bags, Nov. 17

Our next monthly recycling event, plastic bag recycling, will be held Saturday, November 17 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.

Neighborhood Recycling Campaign: Ward 2 Meeting, Nov. 14

Mayor Rob Dolan, the Department of Public Works and Alderman Monica Medeiros are  holding the Neighborhood Recycling Campaign’s first Ward 2 meeting on Wednesday,  Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Horace Mann School.

To read the rest of the press release:  Ward 2 to host next event in Neighborhood Recycling Campaign – Melrose, Massachusetts – Melrose Free Press http://www.wickedlocal.com/melrose/news/x255969224/Ward-2-to-host-next-event-in-Neighborhood-Recycling-Campaign#ixzz2C8BkLzFW

Extra yard waste pick up this week

Hurricane Sandy’s winds brought a lot of leaves down last week, so there will be an additional curbside yard waste pick up this week. Next week the pick up will be on its regularly scheduled green week.

Household Hazardous Waste Day – A Huge Success!

Melrose held its annual Household Hazardous Waste Day last Saturday, October 27. The event was a huge success with over 200 cars entering the DPW Operations Facility for Hazardous Waste drop off.

DPW and Clean Harbors collected:

  • 1176 gallons of paint, stain, varnish, thinner
  • 300 containers of oil, gas, antifreeze, degreaser, transmission fluid
  • 19 containers of lighter fluids, roof tar, swimming pool chemicals
  • 188 containers of insecticides, fungicides, weed killer, moth balls
  • 106 containers of cleaner: oven, toilet, photo chemicals, hobby supplies
  • 12 containers of driveway sealer
  • 343 other/unknown items

A total of 2174 hazardous items were diverted from the waste stream and disposed of in a safe and environmentally friendly way. Thank you to all residents who participated in this event!

The Operations Facility also had 837 cars entering to drop off recyclables and yard waste with over 50 tons of yard waste collected.