Simple Recycling, the pink textile bag program, has started up again! Please place the pink bags, filled with clothing to donate, curbside on the same day as your weekly trash pickup. If you have questions about the bags, or you were not left a replacement bag, please reach out to Simple Recycling directly at 866-835-5068. You can use this same number to request bags if you do not have any on hand right now.
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
- Sign up for the Melrose Recycles monthly e-Newsletter
- Watch videos about Melrose’s trash and recycling program on YouTube
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
Monday - Friday: 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM
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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|Samantha Flanagan||Administrative/Solid Waste & Recycling Coordinator||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||781-979-4172|