Archive for October, 2015

Annual Fall Clean-Up at Cemetery

The annual fall clean-up will take place at Wyoming Cemetery from November 9th thru November 20th. Please remove all seasonal flowers/decorations. Any items left on the graves will be considered abandoned and may be removed at the cemetery’s discretion. Thank you for your consideration Melrose DPW.

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Fall Street Sweeping

The City of Melrose Public Works Department will begin the Fall Street Sweeping Program on Monday, October 26, 2015.  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 26 to 30

WARD 4, PRECINCT 1 – NOVEMBER 2 & 3

WARD 6, PRECINCT 1 – NOVEMBER 4 & 5

WARD 5, PRECINCT 1 – NOVEMBER 6 & 9

WARD 5, PRECINCT 2 –NOVEMBER 10 & 12

WARD 3, PRECINCT 2 – NOVEMBER 13 & 16

WARD 3, PRECINCT 1 – NOVEMBER 17 & 18

WARD 1, PRECINCT 1 – NOVEMBER 19 & 20

WARD 1, PRECINCT 2 – NOVEMBER 23 & 24

WARD 2, PRECINCT 1 – NOVEMBER 25 & 30

WARD 2, PRECINCT 2 – DECEMBER 1 & 2

WARD 4, PRECINCT 2 – DECEMBER 3 & 4

WARD 6, PRECINCT 2 – DECEMBER 7 & 8

WARD 7, PRECINCT 2 – DECEMEBR 9 & 10

WARD 7, PRECINCT 1 – DECEMBER 11 & 14

MAIN ROADS – DECMEBER 15 to 18

 

The Department of Public Works appreciates your cooperation during our sweeping efforts.

THANK YOU FOR KEEPING MELROSE CLEAN!

Trash & Recycling On Holiday Schedule Next Week

The Public Works Department reminds residents that there will be no curbside collection on Monday, October 12th due to the Columbus Day holiday. Curbside collection of recycling and trash will be on a holiday schedule with a one day delay starting Tuesday, October 13th. Therefore, Monday’s trash and recycling routes will be picked up Tuesday and Tuesday’s trash and recycling routes will be picked up on Wednesday and so on.

Hazardous Waste Day: Saturday Oct. 24th

Saturday, October 24th, the City of Melrose will hold its annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day at the DPW Recycling Center, 72 Tremont Street.

 From 8 a.m.-12 p.m., you can drop off toxic household items that are not allowed in the trash. Proof of residency is required and a small fee ($2-7) will be charged for each item. Commercial hazardous waste will not be accepted.

 Since the improper disposal of hazardous waste is dangerous for Department of Public Works employees and bad for the environment, we encourage you to take advantage of this important event.

ACCEPTED ITEMS

Paint products

Oil based paint, stains and varnishes, wood preservatives, paint strippers/thinners, solvent adhesives, lighter fluid

NOTE: Latex paint will NOT be accepted. Dried-up latex paint can be disposed of Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. -3 p.m., at the Public Works Operations Facility.

Fuels/auto products

Gasoline, kerosene, antifreeze, motor oil, engine degreaser, brake fluid, carburetor cleaner, transmission fluid, car wax, polishes

Gardening fluids

Poisons, insecticides, fungicides, chemical fertilizers, weed killer

Household items

Rubber cement, airplane glue, fiberglass resins, photo chemicals, chemistry set, furniture polish, floor and metal polish, oven cleaner, drain and toilet cleaner, spot remover, rug and upholstery cleaner, hobby supplies, artist supplies, mothballs, flea control products

 Miscellaneous

Driveway sealer, roofing tar, swimming pool chemicals

 TRANSPORTING THESE ITEMS

 To safely transport these items, leave the materials in their original containers. Make sure to tighten caps and lids.

Oil paint, pesticides and household cleaners should be sorted and packed separately. It’s also a good idea to pack containers in sturdy upright boxes and pad with newspaper. Drive directly to the collection site as soon as the car is packed. Never mix chemicals or smoke while handling hazardous material.

ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED

Empty containers/trash, commercial or industrial waste, radioactive waste, smoke detectors, infectious and biological wastes, pressurized cylinders, ammunition, fireworks and explosives, prescription medicines/syringes, asbestos, oil filters

Please do not throw these items in the trash. To properly dispose of them, call a private disposal company.

For more information, call the DPW Office at 781-665-0142.