Archive for November, 2013

Reminder: Trash and Recycling on Holiday Schedule

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The Public Works Department reminds residents that there will be no curbside collection on Thursday, November 28, 2013 due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Curbside collection of recycling and trash will be on holiday schedule with a one day delay starting Friday, November 29.  Kindly be reminded that Thursday’s trash and recycling routes will be picked up on Friday, November 29 and Friday’s trash and recycling routes will be pick up on Saturday, November 30.

Curbside trash, recycling and yard waste pick up will be delayed one day this week due to the Veterans Day Holiday. Therefore, Monday’s pick up will be made on Tuesday, and Tuesday’s pick up will be made on Wednesday and so on. The city yard will still be open on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for recycling and yard waste drop off along

Although the majority of operations will be shut down for the Thanksgiving holiday through the weekend, the Public Works Recycling Center and administrative office (72 Tremont Street) will be open both Friday, November 29 and Saturday, November 30 from 8 am to 3 pm. As always, yard waste, plastic, paper, cardboard, books and clothing will be accepted.

Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

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School Textile Contest Ends Nov. 30

There is just 1 week left to gather your textiles to donate them to the “Back to School” textile recycling contest sponsored by Bay State Textiles! The schools have already collected 27,295 pounds of textiles, way over the 18,000 pounds of textiles necessary to be able to win the money from Bay State textiles. Now the race is on to see who comes in the first three winning spots. See details on the flyer below! For a full list of acceptable items click here. Donate those textiles and help our school PTOs win $900 by November 30!

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Come to the Thanksgiving Harvest Festival at Memorial Hall!

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You can do all your Thanksgiving shopping from local vendors and artisans at the Thanksgiving Harvest Festival in Memorial Hall this Sunday, November 24, from 12-4 p.m. Sponsored by the Sally Frank Farmer’s Market, the harvest festival will feature fresh fruits and vegetables from nearby farms, baked goods, and handmade crafts, as well as live bluegrass music by Don Borchelt & Ed Britt and cooking demonstrations. The Melrose Boot Camp will be there as well to help you get in shape for the big day. Check out the Sally Frank Farmers Market website for more information.

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Reminder: Trash, Recycling and Yard Waste on Holiday Schedule

Curbside trash, recycling and yard waste pick up will be delayed one day this week due to the Veterans Day Holiday. Therefore, Monday’s pick up will be made on Tuesday, and Tuesday’s pick up will be made on Wednesday and so on. The city yard will still be open on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for recycling and yard waste drop off along with the plastic bag recycling event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information on the event, read this post. 

Recycling Event: Saturday, Nov. 16

The Department of Public Works will hold a plastic bag recycling event on Saturday, November 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Public Works Operations Facility (72 Tremont Street). The new Whole Foods Market in Melrose is collecting and recycling the bags for us. This is the last Saturday recycling event of the year.

The items collected at all events include: CRT’s ($7) including televisions, monitors, and lap tops, CFL bulbs, tires ($2-4), mercury items, clothes, books, dried latex paint, metal and white goods ($15) including microwaves, air conditioners, refrigerators, pipes, sofa beds, recliners, and exercise equipment. The fees help defray the expenses associated with properly recycling the materials (checks only). Recycling stickers, curbside recycling bins ($6) and educational information will also be available.

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Don’t Forget to Vote Today!

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Election day for City government offices is Tuesday, November 5. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Polling places and other information are listed on the Election Department website. Not sure where you should vote? Click here to find out what ward and precinct you are in, and what your polling place is.

And when the day is over, come to Memorial Hall to watch the results come in! The City of Melrose and the Memorial Hall Board of Trustees invite the public to come to the GAR Room of Memorial Hall on the evening of November 5, Election Day, to view the election results as they come in. This is a community celebration that will be free and open to all. The doors will open at 7:30 p.m., and light refreshments will be served. Come meet with your neighbors and friends to hear the results…

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Recycling Committee Meeting: Nov. 6

The Melrose Recycling Committee is holding a meeting on Wednesday, November 6 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Public Works Operations Facility at 72 Tremont Street. The committee is looking to recruit members for some of the following activities: 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.