Archive for December, 2019

Present Saved by DPW Workers

Friday afternoon Melrose DPW workers Nick Vrooman and Ryan Fusco helped get a Christmas present out of a tree. A resident called for assistance when a child’s drone was stuck high in a tree at the Wyoming Cemetery. The workers used the bucket truck to bring the drone to safety. The resident and child were grateful to have the present back in their possession.

DPW Week of Monday, December 30th

  • Public Works offices at the City Yard will be open Monday, December 30th 7am to 4pm, Tuesday, December 31st 7am to noon, Thursday January 2nd and Friday January 3rd 7am to 4pm. The offices will be closed on Wednesday, January 1st.
  • The DPW Recycling Facility will be open Monday, December 30th from 7am to 2:45pm, Tuesday, December 31st 7am to 11:45pm, Thursday January 2nd and Friday January 3rd 7am to 2:45pm. The Recycling Facility will be closed on Wednesday, January 1st.
  • Monday, December 30th and Tuesday, December 31st curbside trash and recycling collection will be on schedule; Wednesday, January 1st there will be no collection; therefore Wednesday’s collection will be Thursday; Thursday will be collection will on Friday; Friday will be collected on Saturday.
  • The DPW Facility will be open on Saturday, January 4, 2020, from 8am to 11:45 a.m. for a Saturday drop off event hosted by the DPW.  Items that will be accepted include Christmas Trees, cardboard, Styrofoam, paper, electronics, clothes and other recycling items. This is a great opportunity to clean up and purge from your holiday activities.
  • Curbside collection of Christmas Trees will start on Monday, January 6th and take place through Friday, January 17th. Trees should be left curbside on your regularly scheduled collection day. The trees should be free of decorations, lights and without plastic bags.
  • Trees can be dropped off at the Melrose DPW Recycling Facility and/or Mt. Hood upper parking lot starting Thursday, January 3, 2020. The DPW Facility is open during the week from 7:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.; The Mt. Hood drop off area is accessible from dusk to dawn.

December 1st Snow

Up to an inch of snow is expected to fall this evening until 11pm before changing to rain. Ten city salters and five contractors have been treating streets since 4pm.

Few specific notes regarding this evening:

  • The City Yard phones are being answered and will be covered until 10pm. If you need assistance, please call 781-665-0142.
  • There is no emergency parking ban in effect.
  • Curbside Trash and Recycling collection will remain on schedule tomorrow. Please try to place your containers curbside tomorrow morning to avoid them getting covered in snow or wet.