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Household Hazardous Waste Collection on November 10, 2018

On Saturday, November 10th, 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

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. (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.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection 2018

 

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Annual Fall Clean Up at Wyoming Cemetery

Annual Fall Clean-Up at Cemetery

The annual fall clean-up at the Wyoming Cemetery will begin on November 1st.  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 Public Works Department

Rigid Plastic and Dehumidifier Recycling Event 10/20

Rigid Plastic and Dehumidifier Recycling Event Saturday October 20th 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 you 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. 20 from 8:00a.m. to 12:00p.m. at 72 Tremont Street.

On this date, residents will also be able to bring down old, residential, functional dehumidifiers to be recycled in exchange for a $30 mail-in rebate courtesy of Mass Save and National Grid. Limit of 2 residential dehumidifiers per household. Further details on the rebate program can be found here: www.MassSave.com/DehumidifierTurnIn.

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).

9/15 Paper Shredding & Motor Oil/Gas/Antifreeze Collection

MELROSE PUBLIC WORKS

Paper Shredding

&

Motor Oil/Gas/Antifreeze

                   Collection                  

WHERE: Public Works Recycle Center

72 Tremont Street

                 WHEN: Saturday, September 15th     8am- Noon

SHREDDING: 1 file box/household FREE ($5 each additional box, checks only)

MOTOR OIL/GAS/ANTIFREEZE: 2 gallons/household Free (excess=$2/gallon, checks only) * Containers will be not returned

As with each Saturday event, DPW will also be accepting:

TV’s, monitors & laptops (all $20), metal goods ($25), tires ($2-8),

Mercury items, CFL bulbs, clothes, books & fired latex, paint (all Free).

Recycling stickers and educational information will also be available.

Remember to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle!!!

 For more information call 781-665-0142 or email recycle@cityofmelrose.org

DPW – Hours of Operation July 4th Week

The DPW Operations Facility and Recycling Center at 72 Tremont Street will be open Monday, July 2nd, Tuesday, July 3rd, Thursday July 5th,and Friday, July 6th – regular hours from 7:30 am to 3pm. The Operations Facility and Recycle Center will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. The Recycling Center will also be open Saturday, July 7th  from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

On Monday, July 2 and Tuesday, July 3 there will be regular curbside trash and recycling collection. There will be no curbside trash or recycling pickup on Wednesday, July 4 and curbside collections will be on a one day delay for the rest of the week. Wednesday’s routes will be collected on Thursday, Thursday’s routes will be collected on Friday, and Friday’s routes will be collected on Saturday.

 

The weekly curbside metal pickup, for those who have purchased stickers and scheduled pickups in advance (no later than July 2), will be on Tuesday, July 3.

There will be no yard waste pickup next week (yard waste pickups move to one monthly collection for July through September).

 

For more information please call the DPW Resident Services Office at 781-665-0142.

Week of July 4th Trash & Recycling Schedule

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The DPW Operations Facility and Recycling Center at 72 Tremont Street will be open regular hours through the rest of this week, including Saturday, June 30 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m..

On Monday, July 2 and Tuesday, July 3 there will be regular curbside trash and recycling collection and the DPW Operations Facility and Recycling Center will be open, though staff will be limited.

We will be closed Tuesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. There will be no curbside trash or recycling pickup on Wednesday, July 4 and curbside collections will be on a one day delay for the rest of the week. Wednesday’s routes will be collected on Thursday, Thursday’s routes will be collected on Friday, and Friday’s routes will be collected on Saturday.

The weekly curbside metal pickup, for those who have purchased stickers and scheduled pickups in advance (no later than July 2), will be on Tuesday, July 3.

There will be no yard waste pickup next week (yard waste pickups move to one monthly collection for July through September).

For more information please call the DPW Resident Services Office at 781-665-0142.

Have a safe and happy independence day, Melrose!

Household Hazardous Waste Day in Stoneham Sat. June 30th

On Saturday, June 30th, the Town of Stoneham and the City of Melrose are partnering for a joint Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day. The event will be held at Stoneham High School at 149 Franklin Street. From 9 a.m.-1 p.m. you can drop off certain toxic household items that are not allowed in the trash. Proof of residency is required.   Fees 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

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 household hazardous waste page. Please note that Melrose residents should bring dried latex paint (free), tires ($2-8) and propane tanks to the City Yard at 72 Tremont Street during regular hours of operation rather than to Stoneham on this hazardous waste day.

If you cannot attend this event but have household hazardous waste to dispose of, 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 781-665-0142 for further details.

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Hazardous waste includes:

  • From the workbench: oil paint, stains and varnishes, wood preservatives, paint strippers/thinners, solvent adhesives, lighter fluid.
  • From the garage: fuels/gasoline/kerosene, antifreeze, motor oil, engine degreaser, brake fluid/carburetor cleaner, transmission fluid, car wax, polishes, driveway sealer, roofing tar, swimming pool chemicals.
  • From the yard: poisons, insecticides, fungicides, chemical fertilizers, weed killer, moth balls, flea control products.
  • From the house: rubber cement, airplane glue, fiberglass resins, photo chemicals, chemistry sets, furniture polish, floor and metal polish, oven cleaner, drain and toilet cleaner, spot remover, rug and upholstery cleaner, hobby supplies, artist supplies.