Archive for May, 2018

Trash & Recycling on Holiday Schedule Next Week

The Public Works Department reminds residents that there will be no curbside collection – and the City Yard and Recycling Center will be closed – on Monday, May 28th due to the Memorial Day Holiday. Curbside collection of recycling and trash will be on a holiday schedule with a one day delay starting Tuesday, May 29th. 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, June 2nd (when Friday’s routes will be collected).

The next yard waste collection will take place the weeks of June 4th and June 18th, then switch to one monthly collection for July, August and September.

Our City Yard will be open Saturday, May 26th from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (but closed on Monday, May 28th).

 

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May 19 Plastic Bag & Styrofoam Recycling Event

On Saturday, May 19 there  will be a styrofoam (#6 EPS) and plastic bag recycling drop off event at the Public Works Operations Facility at 72 Tremont St. from 8:00 a.m. to noon.

Despite the recycling symbol on plastic bags and many styrofoam items, they cannot go into your curbside recycling bins.

Styrofoam and Plastic Bag Recycling Flier

PLASTIC BAGS:

Plastic bags cause issues with the recycling process at recycling facilities. However, they can be recycled separately from regular curbside recycling and can be made into other products including composite lumber for decks.

Local grocery stores including Whole Foods Market Melrose, Shaws in Melrose, and Lowes in Saugus accept plastic bags year-round for recycling.

At this special collection event, DPW will be collecting CLEAN, DRY plastic bags and film wrap (see below) from Melrose residents for free.

Plastic bag recycling pic for website

STYROFOAM:

On May 19 Melrose residents will also be able to bring expanded polystyrene/EPS #6 foam (styrofoam) to the DPW recycling center (72 Tremont Street) for free recycling. Foam must be CLEAN (no tape or food residue) and WHITE (no colors or printing). No packing peanuts will be accepted. Any foam that has been in contact with food (meat trays, cups, clamshells) must also be non-printed, extremely clean and separate from packing blocks and coolers (otherwise it may be rejected). Foam will be inspected upon arrival.

Other items collected at all Saturday recycling events at the City Yard include: electronics with screens (TVs, monitors and lap tops: $20 each), other home office or entertainment electronics, CFL bulbs, books, clothes, tires ($2-$8), mercury items, dried latex paint, and metal items ($25) including microwaves, air conditioners, etc.

For more information or questions, please call 781-665-0142.

Spring Sweeping Schedule Updated

SPRING SWEEPING PROGRAM Updated

The City of Melrose Public Works Department began the Spring Sweeping Program in our neighborhoods on Monday, April 17, 2018.

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:

MAIN DRAGS  APRIL 17 to APRIL 23

WARD 4, PRECINCT 1 – APRIL 23 to 24

WARD 6, PRECINCT 1 – APRIL 25 & 26

WARD 5, PRECINCT 1 – APRIL 27 & 30

WARD 5, PRECINCT 2 –  MAY  1 & 2

WARD 3, PRECINCT 2 –  MAY  3 & 4

WARD 3, PRECINCT 1 –  MAY  7 & 8

WARD 1, PRECINCT 1 –  MAY  14 & 15

WARD 1, PRECINCT 2 –  MAY  16 & 17

WARD 2, PRECINCT 1 –  MAY  18 & 21

WARD 2, PRECINCT 2 –  MAY  22 & 23

WARD 4, PRECINCT 2 –  MAY  24 & 25

WARD 6, PRECINCT 2 –  MAY  29 & 30

WARD 7, PRECINCT 2 –  MAY 31 & JUNE 1

WARD 7, PRECINCT 1 –  JUNE 4 & 5

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

THANK YOU FOR KEEPING MELROSE CLEAN!

 

Got Styrofoam? Plastic Bags?

Got Styrofoam? Plastic bags? These items don’t belong in your curbside recycling bin, or in DPW’s recycling containers, but they can be recycled at DPW’s upcoming recycling event on Saturday, May 19 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Melrose residents can bring expanded polystyrene/EPS #6 foam (Styrofoam) to Melrose DPW’s recycling center (72 Tremont Street) for free recycling. Foam must be WHITE, rigid and clean. Please – no food residue, no colors and it cannot have been in contact with food (no meat trays, cups, egg cartons). In addition, no packing peanuts will be accepted. Foam will be inspected upon arrival.

Plastic bags (#2 or #4) can be dropped off if they are clean and dry. Please no tarps or thick plastic sheets.

Other items collected at all Saturday recycling events at the City Yard include: electronics with screens (TVs, monitors and lap tops: $20 each), other home office or entertainment electronics, CFL bulbs, books, clothes, tires ($2-$8), mercury items, dried latex paint, and metal items ($25) including microwaves, air conditioners, etc.

For more information or questions, please visit the Melrose Recycles Blog at melroserecycles.wordpress.com or call 781-665-0142.

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