Archive for October, 2019

Annual Fall Clean-Up at Cemetery

The annual fall clean-up will take place at the Wyoming Cemetery beginning November 5th. Please remove all seasonal flowers/decorations. Any items left on the graves will be considered abandoned and may be removed at the cemetery’s discretion. Thank you for your consideration Melrose DPW.

Fall Sweeping Program

THE CITY OF MELROSE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT IS HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THAT IT’S THE SEASON FOR SWEEPING AGAIN!

FALL SWEEPING PROGRAM

 The City of Melrose Public Works Department will begin the Fall Street Sweeping Program on Monday, November 4, 2019  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 ROADS – NOVEMBER 4 to NOVEMBER 8

WARD 4, PRECINCT 1 – NOVEMBER   12

WARD 6, PRECINCT 1 – NOVEMBER   13

WARD 5, PRECINCT 1 – NOVEMBER    14

WARD 5, PRECINCT 2 –NOVEMBER    15

WARD 3, PRECINCT 2 – NOVEMBER   18

WARD 3, PRECINCT 1 – NOVEMBER   19

WARD 1, PRECINCT 1 – NOVEMBER   20

WARD 1, PRECINCT 2 – NOVEMBER    21

WARD 2, PRECINCT 1 – NOVEMBER   22

WARD 2, PRECINCT 2 – NOVEMBER   25

WARD 4, PRECINCT 2 – NOVEMBER   26

WARD 6, PRECINCT 2 – DECEMBER    2

WARD 7, PRECINCT 2 – DECEMBER    3

WARD 7, PRECINCT 1 – DECEMBER    4

PARKING LOTS    –         DECEMBER   5 & 6

MAIN ROADS – DECEMBER   9 to 13 

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

THANK YOU FOR KEEPING MELROSE CLEAN!

 

Power Outage Tonight

At 10:15pm, 2600 residents lost power in Melrose. The area that lost power tonight includes Vinton, parts of West Wyoming, Perkins, Crescent Ave, Baldwin Ave, Sewall Woods, and West Foster. National Grid has been contacted and this outage is their number one priority. They have crews on route and believe that they will be able to fix the issue in a timely fashion. The National Grid website does state that the power will return by 10/19 at 11pm. This is an automatic response. Our contact does not believe this will be the case.

If you have an emergency, please call 911.

 

 

Household Hazardous Waste Collection on October 26, 2019

On Saturday, October 26th, 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. –  $30                     11-25 gal.   –  $60

Please bring a check – payable to the City of Melrose. Credit cards are not accepted.

Commercial hazardous waste will not be accepted.

What to bring: oil-based paints, spray paint, stains, thinners, strippers sealers solvents, adhesives, glues, resins, kerosene, swimming pool chemicals, pesticides, insecticides, fertilizers, cleaning products, hobby & artist supplies.

What NOT to bring: electronics, alkaline batteries, explosives, medical waste, latex paint, propane tanks, smoke detectors, radioactive materials, and materials with no hazardous constituents.

To ensure safety:

  • Never mix chemicals
  • Never smoke while handling hazardous waste
  • Do not place waste in plastic trash bags
  • Tighten caps & lids leaving material in original labeled containers
  • Sort & pack containers separately, upright
  • Pack your vehicle & proceed directly to the City Yard

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.

Please note that Melrose residents should bring dried latex paint (free), tires ($2-8), TVs & computer screens ($20) and propane tanks (free to $2) to the City Yard at 72 Tremont Street during regular hours of operation rather than to this hazardous waste day.)  Call DPW at 781-665-0142 for further details.

Rigid Plastic Recycling 10/19

Rigid Plastic Recycling Event Saturday October 19th 8am to Noon

Did you know that large rigid plastic items (e.g. broken trash and recycling barrels, lawn chairs, children’s toys, storage bins, laundry baskets, plant pots, watering cans…basically anything plastic that is not a bottle or container that came from your kitchen, bathroom or garage) cannot normally be recycled at the city’s recycling center, or with your curbside recyclables? These items, though plastic and often marked with a recycling symbol, cause problems at the recycling facility when mixed with household bottles and cans, and thus must be hauled away as trash (at much greater cost) when they contaminate the city’s recycling containers.

For this reason, the city hosts an annual Rigid Plastics Recycling Event where residents can bring down large rigid plastic items that normally are not accepted in curbside recycling or at our recycling center. This year’s event will be on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 8:00a.m. to 12:00p.m. at 72 Tremont Street.

Rigid plastics include: plastic lawn furniture, children’s toys (all batteries and electronic components must be removed), laundry baskets, storage containers, trash barrels, recycling bins, plant pots, watering cans and more.

The items collected at all Saturday events include: CRT’s ($20) including televisions, monitors, and lap tops, tires ($2-8), metal and white goods ($25) including microwaves, air conditioners, refrigerators, pipes, etc., office electronics, CFL bulbs, mercury items, clothes, books, dried latex paint. The fees help defray the expenses associated with properly recycling the materials (checks only).

 

Clothing, Shoes & Home Goods Recycling Curbside Pick Up Starting 11/4

Curbside recycling of clothing, shoes and home goods is coming to Melrose.

Beginning in early November, Melrose residents can recycle clothing, shoes and household items with free curbside pick-up. During the launch at the end of October, every resident will receive a mailer with program information along with two (2) Pink Simple Recycling bags. Simply place your pink bag(s) beside your recycling bin before 7:00 AM on your regularly scheduled trash/recycling collection day.  Simple Recycling will leave behind replacement bags for future use.

All collected clothing, shoes and home goods are diverted from the waste stream, reducing tipping costs at the landfill, and will be reused or recycled. By participating in this program, Simple Recycling creates jobs through the collection, sorting and resale of items otherwise destined for the landfill while finding a new life for your unwanted clothing, shoes and home goods. Items that can be put into the pink bags: jewelry, purses, hats, blankets, drapes, pillows, dishes, pots & pans and backpacks.  For a list of acceptable items, you can visit their website at www.simplerecycling.com

Without a curbside program, 85% of clothing, shoe, and reusable home goods get thrown into a landfill.  On average, that results in 21 billion pounds of textile waste in the United State annually!

To request additional bags you can visit their website at www.simplerecycling.com/supplies and for any additional questions you can reach Simple Recycling at 1-866-835-5068.

Simple Recycling

MWRA Annual Maintenance Program

The MWRA’s Metropolitan Operations is continuing its FY2020 Valve Exercising Program. This maintenance program includes the exercising of main lines, blow offs, and air valves along our pipeline sections. Excavation of paved surfaces will not be necessary for this program.

During the month of October 2019 MWRA personnel will perform the above referenced maintenance work on various MWRA water mains including MWRA Sections 12, 64 and 70. This work may create discolored water and is not expected to cause any pressure losses at the meters listed below. Discolored water may be anticipated for three days after the work is completed.

Meters  Location                                                           Pressure Losses/Discolored Water

26           Ravine Rd to West Fells Res                         0 psi/Possible

144        Lynn Fells Pkway @ Burnell St                      0 psi/Possible

Upon your request and prior to beginning the program, the Authority’s Public Affairs section will use the appropriate media to notify the general public.

MWRA