The Melrose Public Works Department's City Yard on Tremont Street is where Melrosians can drop off large items for…More recycling or trash, including televisions and computers; tires; items containing mercury; yard waste and more. Snow and ice removal operations also run out of the City Yard during the winter.
The City Yard also hosts special drop off days throughout the year for specialty items and an annual Household Hazardous Waste Day in October.
The city's Public Works Department, with offices on the lower level of City Hall, has 10 divisions: administration,…More engineering, sanitation, highway, trees, fleet, water, sewer, cemetery and parks.
The DPW provides services to the Melrosians with the responsibility of maintaining over 95 miles of streets; approximately 120 miles of sidewalks; 80 miles of water; 78 miles of sewer; 1,398 catch basins, collection of over 10,000 tons of household rubbish; curbside and drop-off collection of nearly 2,000 tons of recyclables; over 4,500 tons of yard waste by curbside pickup and drop off; and maintenance of 96 vehicles and numerous pieces of equipment. The DPW is also responsible for response to snow, ice and other emergency services; responsible for the care of all City trees; for the maintenance of all parks and fields; for the maintenance and general operations of the cemetery; for enforcing of water, sewer and street ordinances; and engineering design and construction management for capital improvement and maintenance projects.