Solid Waste and Recycling Collection Fee
The fee is as follows: 6 dwelling units or fewer – $50.00 per unit quarterly. (You will receive this fee on your water bill)
Buildings with more than 6 dwelling units do not receive solid waste collection services from the City of Melrose. For further information on the Solid Waste Collection fee, contact the Public Works Operations Facility at 781-665-0142.
Property Sale Clean Outs
Large scale cleaning outs due to ownership change, a sudden death or otherwise are not picked up by the city. Homeowners/realtors should contact a private hauler or arranged for a private dumpster.
Helpful Resources for Reuse and Recycling
- Melrose Recycling Coordinator’s Reuse Resources list
- Zero Waste Melrose’s Recyclopedia
- MassDEP’s Beyond the Bin Recycling Directory
- Like Melrose Solid Waste and Recycling on Facebook
- Follow Melrose DPW on Twitter
- Follow the Melrose Recycles Blog
Trash and recycling are collected weekly and should be set out at curbside by 7:00 AM on your collection day, but not before 5:00 PM the day before scheduled collection. Collection on holiday weeks will be picked up one day late after the holiday, with Friday’s collection on Saturday. Please note: city employees are forbidden to enter private property to pick up containers, including: driveways, cellars, garages or yards.
DPW Recycling Center
72 Tremont Street
Drop-off of Yard Waste & Recycling - Monday, Tuesday & Thursday: 7:30 AM – 2:45 PM
Administration Office - Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 3:30pm
Saturdays (April - December): 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
During the first two weeks in January, Christmas trees are collected curbside or may be dropped off at the Recycling Center. Remove stand and all plastic bags, tinsel, twine, lights, ornaments, etc. Trees in plastic bags will not be collected or accepted at DPW.
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|Lynda Garron||Resident Services Representative||781-665-0142|
|Nick Heller||Sanitation Foreman||781-665-0142|
|Derek Lanphere||Division Foreman||781-665-0142|
|Peter Pietrantonio||Operations Manager||781-665-0142|
|Elena Proakis Ellis||DPW Director||781-665-0142|