Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Clean out your home, garage or attic and drop off items that can be recycled.
Have you got Spring Cleaning on your mind this week? Your timing is perfect. On Saturday, the Arlington DPW Yard at 51 Grove St., will be the site of the town's semi-annual Community Collection Day. The drop-off event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine, according to the Arlington Town Web Site. Residents are invited to drop off a wide variety of household items for recycling. These include small electric appliances, such as toasters, microwaves, or printers, medical sharps (in approved containers), bikes, books and many other items. CRT's can be dropped off for a charge of $10 per unit. Confidential papers can be dropped off for shredding. Technically this service is free but organizers are suggesting that a cash donation…
Thursday, February 21, 2013
One resident wants the town to consider the move. What do you think? Let us know by posting a comment below.
A couple weeks ago, we asked you: Does Arlington have a littering problem? And around that time, an Arlington resident, Alan Jones, sent a letter to the Board of Selectmen (below) asking them to consider requiring covered recycling bins in town. So now we want to know: What do you think? Should Arlington require covered recycling bins? Let us know by posting a comment below. Jones’ Jan. 31 letter, which was referred to the town’s Recycling Committee by the Board of Selectmen: Dear Selectmen, During your January 28, 2013 meeting, there was a lengthy discussion about the problem of trash in public places, and the expense of cleaning it up. This morning, our very windy trash collection day, the streets are strewn with paper and bottles from …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
The changes take effect at the beginning of the month.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
The following is from the Town of Arlington. Recycling and Trash Reminders After a full month of the new recycling and trash program, Public Works would like to thank residents for their commitment to diverting waste from the trash by recycling and separating yard waste. As our new waste contractor, JRM Hauling & Recycling, continue to get used to our streets and solid waste sorting habits, please report any concerns or missed collections directly to them at 1-800-323-4285. While we continue to work with JRM to achieve thorough collection, residents can do their part to help make the program a success: In September weekly recycling becomes mandatory and weekly trash limits of 100 gallons, per household, per week, will be enforced (…
Monday, May 7, 2012
The drop-off is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, rain or shine.
The following is a press release from the Town of Arlington. It has been lightly edited. The town’s semi-annual Community Collection Day at the Arlington DPW Yard, 51 Grove St., is this Saturday, May 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine. Residents can drop off a variety of home items to be recycled including CRTs ($10 per unit), bikes, books, confidential papers (first two boxes shredded for free) old prescriptions and sharps, small electric items, such as hair dryers and toasters (no large appliances, microwave disposal free this day only), clothing old sneakers and more. Read a complete list of items at arlingtonma.gov/recycle. If you have a blue recycling bin (issued by the town in the past) and are not using it, please bring it to …
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Guide brings information on rules and best recycling practices within the town.
The town of Arlington's official recycling guide is available online for the 2011-12 trash collection season. Here are a few important reminders from the guide: Curbside Collection: Trash and recycling should be placed on the curb no sooner than 6 p.m. the day before, no later than 7 a.m. on collection day. Acceptable waste includes: All trash that can be placed into acceptable containers, excluding any material covered by Massachusetts DEP Waste Bans, and/or inherently dangerous, toxic, or hazardous wastes by State of Federal regulatory authorities. Latex paint should be dried out completely and placed with regular trash. Unacceptable waste includes: Construction and demolition debris, auto parts, stumps (regardless of size), tree limbs, …