Archive for March, 2016

Wyoming Cemetery Decorations at Grave Sites

Effective May 1, 2016, the Wyoming Cemetery will be enforcing its policy regarding decorations at graves sites.

The following are prohibited:

  • Fencing, curbing, enclosures, edging, iron or wire works and vigil lights
  • Planting boxes, shells, toys, metal design ornamental decorations
  • Glass floral containers
  • Non floral, stand-alone decorations (i.e., balloons, pinwheels, shepherds hooks, Christmas trees over 18″ tall, holiday or seasonal placards).

All items not in compliance with this policy will be removed.

 

A complete list of the Rules & Regulations is available at the office or on the city’s website: www.cityofmelrose.org

 

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City Yard Open Saturday!

The City Yard and Recycle Center will be re-open again Saturdays beginning April 2nd. The hours are 8am to 3pm. Items accepted are yard waste, cardboard, paper, and plastic.

Styrofoam Recycling a Success!

Thank you to everyone who helped make our styrofoam recycling event on March 19th a success!

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Students from Roosevelt Elementary School came to drop off 3912 trays they helped collect from their school lunches!

With help from students and parents at the Roosevelt School who saved 3912 styrofoam trays from 3 months of school lunches, and a steady stream of residents – many of whom came with vehicles brimming – we completely filled ReFoamIt‘s 24 foot truck with foam in 4 hours. 

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These items – instead of being incinerated into toxic ash – will be “densified” into solid bricks of polystyrene in Leominster, and then rendered into rulers, picture frames and other new products.

 

 

Thanks to Dave and Barbara Sherman of ReFoamIt for making this event and local recycling of foam possible. We hope to be able to offer additional opportunities for foam recycling to residents in the not too distant future (and to keep working towards reducing its use in the first place)! Stay tuned…

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Curbside Pickup on Schedule & Other Snow Updates

Good morning and happy spring!?

The storm has hit just in time for the morning commute, but our salters have been out since midnight & snowplows clearing the roads since 4 a.m.

Schools in Melrose will open on a 2 hour delay.

Curbside trash and recycling are on schedule (if you left your barrels out last night you may want to brush off the snow so that the truck drivers see them).

Please leave extra time to get where you are going this morning, and call 781-665-0142 with any questions or concerns.

SPRING SWEEPING PROGRAM

SPRING SWEEPING PROGRAM

The City of Melrose Public Works Department will begin the Spring Sweeping Program in our neighborhoods on Monday 3/21/16. 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:

 WARD 4, PRECINCT 1 – MARCH 21 & 22

WARD 6, PRECINCT 1 – MARCH 23 & 24

WARD 5, PRECINCT 1 – MARCH 28 & 29

WARD 5, PRECINCT 2 –MARCH 30 & 31

WARD 3, PRECINCT 2 – APRIL 4 & 5

WARD 3, PRECINCT 1 – APRIL 6 & 7

WARD 1, PRECINCT 1 – APRIL 11 & 12

WARD 1, PRECINCT 2 – ARPIL 13 & 14

WARD 2, PRECINCT 1 – APRIL 18 & 19

WARD 2, PRECINCT 2 – APRIL 20 & 21

WARD 4, PRECINCT 2 – APRIL 25 & 26

WARD 6, PRECINCT 2 – APRIL 27 & 28

WARD 7, PRECINCT 2 – MAY 2 & 3

WARD 7, PRECINCT 1 – MAY 4 & 5

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

THANK YOU FOR KEEPING MELROSE CLEAN!

 

2016 Recycling Event Schedule is Here!

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Saturday drop off recycling events for special items are held at the DPW Recycling Center at 72 Tremont Street from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Typically these events are held on the 3rd Saturday of every month from April through October (except August).

The items collected at all events include: CRTs including televisions, monitors and lap tops ($10-$15), electronics, CFL bulbs, books, clothes, tires ($2-$8), mercury items, dried latex paint and metal goods ($20).

Recycling Center stickers and recycling label stickers will be available.

Styrofoam Recycling Event: March 19

from 8:00a.m.-12:00p.m. ReFoamIt will collect the Styrofoam and transport it to their facility in Leominster, MA where it will be placed in a machine and made into blocks to be recycled. Visit http://www.refoamit.com to see what types of Styrofoam can and cannot be recycled.

Melrose is holding this event because Styrofoam cannot be placed in curbside recycling and therefore needs to be recycled separately. When burned, Styrofoam creates a toxic ash and when placed in landfills, it never breaks down.

This is a free event and open to Melrose residents only.

Melrose DPW will hold a Styrofoam collection day on Saturday, March 19 at 72 Tremont Street.

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The items collected at all recycling events include: CRT’s ($10-15) including televisions, monitors, and lap tops, CFL bulbs, tires ($2-8), 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.