Archive for September, 2017

Household Hazardous Waste Collection on Oct. 28

On Saturday, October 28, the City of Melrose is hosting a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day. The event will be held at the DPW City Yard & Recycling Center at 72 Tremont Street. From 8:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. you can drop off certain toxic household items that are not allowed in the trash. Proof of residency is required.  Fees for Melrose residents will primarily be determined by actual estimated total volume of hazardous waste not volume of containers themselves according to the following fee list:

1-3 gal.    $ 20

4-10 gal.    $ 25

11-25 gal.     $ 50

Commercial hazardous waste will not be accepted.

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

The event flier with details on what will and will NOT be accepted (and how to transport everything) can be viewed below, or printed as a PDF from the city’s event page. (Please note that Melrose residents should bring dried latex paint (free), tires ($2-8), TVs & computer screens ($20) and propane tanks (free) to the City Yard at 72 Tremont Street during regular hours of operation rather than to this hazardous waste day.)

If you cannot attend this event but have household hazardous waste to dispose of, or if you are not a Melrose resident but plan to attend this event, please consult the complete list of events in surrounding communities which welcome Melrose residents (times and fees may be restricted in each individual town – please contact them directly to ensure smooth drop-off).

Call DPW at 781-665-0142 for further details.

2017 fall HHW Flier

Paper Shredding & Mattress Recycling on Sat. Sept. 16

Our next Recycling Event will be Saturday, Sept. 16 from 8 a.m. to noon at 72 Tremont Street. This event will feature paper shredding (one file-box free, each additional box $5 – checks only) and an opportunity for Melrose residents to bring their old mattresses and box springs to be recycled (FREE, limit of 4 mattresses or box springs per household).

The mattresses and box springs collected at the event will be picked up and recycled by the Lowell-based United Teen Equality Center (UTEC), an organization that provides jobs and GED preparation classes for proven-risk youth. UTEC’s mission is to ignite and nurture the ambition of disconnected young people to trade violence and poverty for social and economic success.


shredding and mattress recycling flier 2017-1

Additional items that will be accepted for recycling at this event include: TVs, computer monitors & laptops ($20 each); metal goods ($25); tires ($2-$8); home/office electronics (e.g. computer towers, desktop printers, keyboards & mice), CFL bulbs, books, clothes, mercury items, dried latex paint & household plastic bottles & cans, mixed paper & clean cardboard (all FREE).
For a listing of additional events or for more information and questions, please visit our website or call 781-665-0142.