Archive for July, 2016

Access to City Yard Today

Due to work being done on the water main at the intersection of Tremont Street and Lynn Fells Parkway, the DPW City Yard and Recycling Center must be accessed by Tremont Street coming from Emerson. This work could continue into tomorrow. Thank you for bearing with us and any inconvenience this may cause.

Your Help Needed Watering New Street Trees

The city has recently planted a number of young street trees throughout the city and help is urgently needed from Melrose citizens to keep them watered so that they will survive and hopefully thrive.

Trees have most recently been planted on Howard Street, Summer Street, and Brunswick Park. Additional plantings have yet to occur. All new trees have  been planted with a TREEGATOR® (portable drip-irrigation system) that helps collect and direct water to the roots of the young trees. These will be removed after the first heavy frost of the season.

Your assistance in watering these newly planted trees is truly appreciated, especially given the current drought conditions. Instructions for how to properly use the TREEGATOR® are below.

Tree Gator Watering Bag

Step 1:

  • Lift tag to expose fill opening (slot) at top of bag.
  • Insert hose into fill opening and begin filling with water.

Step 2:

  • Fill bag to only 1/4 capacity.
  • Gently lift on straps to expand bag.
  • Fill to desired level & let drip until empty.

If you have any questions about this matter you can call the Public Works Department at (781) 665-0142 or visit the TREEGATOR® website at


Composting Workshop Series

Composting in Melrose: 

a series of three workshops hosted by the Melrose Recycling Committee


Maybe you’ve heard about the benefits of compostiMRC logong, but are doubtful that you can make it work in your own home… Maybe you’ve tried home composting, but are facing some challenges… Maybe you’re an experienced composter, but want to learn more…

Attend one or more of these FREE workshops organized by the Melrose Recycling Committee this summer/fall and learn about how your fellow Melrosians are contributing to a greener community through composting. Learn how you can, too! All workshops are outdoors, rain or shine, so be prepared for the weather!


 Details & Sign Up < HERE > at least one day prior to the workshop(s) you plan to attend – a confirmation email with additional information will be sent a couple of days prior to the workshop.  


Composting Workshop Flyer 2016


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