Archive for January, 2017

MLK Holiday Schedule for Trash & Recycling

The Public Works Department reminds residents that there will be no curbside collection on Monday, January 16 due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Curbside collection of recycling and trash will be on a holiday schedule with a one day delay starting Tuesday, January 17. 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 through Saturday (when Friday’s routes will be picked up).

Snow Update Jan. 7

Please read below for details on building closings and preparedness measures Melrose DPW will be taking today to keep residents safe in the inclement weather:

  • Road pre-treatment began at 11:00am
  • At 1:00pm there will be 25 city plows and 52 contractor plow trucks on hand
  • Melrose Public Library will be closing at 2:00pm
  • All school buildings will be closed at 3:00pm and any activities after that time will be cancelled

Snow Information for Jan. 7, 2017

We are expecting about six inches of snow to fall today (Saturday), starting in the late morning, with the heaviest snowfall coming in the afternoon into early evening.
• DPW crews will be out salting and sanding the streets in the morning.
• All trash, recycling, and Christmas trees will be picked up as usual (Friday’s trash will be picked up on Saturday because of the holiday schedule).
• The Post-Holiday Drop-Off Recycling Event will take place today (Saturday) as scheduled, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
• The DPW Resident Service Office is open and will be staffed starting at 8 a.m. Please call DPW at 781-665-0142 if you have any problems or questions.

Glendower Pump Station Repair

Emergency repairs at the Glendower pump station have been completed. You may have experienced a reduction in pressure during the emergency repair. Thank you for your patience and understanding.