Archive for November, 2015

Holiday Reminder: Trash, Recycling & Yard Waste Schedules


The Public Works Department would like to inform residents about a few Thanksgiving holiday schedule and seasonal service reminders regarding yard waste collection & drop-off, DPW Recycling Center hours, and trash & recycling curbside collection:

Yard Waste Collection & Drop-Off

There will be no yard waste pickup during this holiday week, though the City Yard and Recycling Center at 72 Tremont Street will be open for yard waste (& recycling) drop-offs Monday through Wednesday from 7:30am – 3:00pm and Saturday, November 28th from 8am – 3pm. Please note that next week (Monday, November 30th  – Friday, December 4th) will be the last week of yard waste pickup this year.

Recycling Center (City Yard) Hours

The Recycling Center (City Yard) at 72 Tremont Street will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 26th and on Friday,  November 27th . The facility will re-open Saturday, November 28th 8am – 3pm for drop off of yard waste, recyclables (including plastic, glass, aluminum, paper and cardboard), books, textiles, CFL bulbs and propane tanks. Please note that Saturday, December 12th will be our last scheduled Saturday opening.  The facility will re-open on Saturdays in April of 2016.

Trash & Recycling Curbside Collection Delay

Trash and recycling curbside pick-up will be delayed a day on Thursday and Friday this week due to the holiday. Thursday’s curbside trash & recycling collections will be made on Friday and Friday’s collections will be made on Saturday.

For more information and questions, please visit our website  or call 781-665-0142.


Rigid Plastics Recycling: Saturday Nov. 21st

On Saturday, November 21st DPW is holding a rigid plastics recycling drop off event. It will be held at the DPW Recycling Center at 72 Tremont Street from 8 a.m. to noon. Rigid plastics include: lawn furniture, children’s toys, laundry baskets, storage containers, recycling bins and more.

If you decided to use a different bin or barrel for Melrose’s single stream recycling program and would like to get rid of your old red or green recycling bin, bring it to the event to be recycled.

Additional items collected at all Saturday events include: CRT’s ($10-15) including televisions, monitors, and lap tops, CFL bulbs, tires ($2-4), mercury items, clothes, books, dried latex paint, metal and white goods ($20) 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 and educational information will also be available.

This will be the last special recycling event of the year, though the city yard will be open on Saturdays through December 12. For more information and questions, please visit our website or call 781-665-0142.

Trash, Recycling & Yard Waste Reminder for Next Week (Wednesday Holiday)

The week of November 8th is a curbside yard waste pick up week.

The City Yard and Recycling Center will be closed for Wednesday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day.

Wednesday’s Curbside Trash, Recycling and Yard Waste will be picked up on Thursday. Thursday’s collections will be made on Friday and Friday’s collections will be made on Saturday.