Recycling Facility Holiday Schedule

All DPW offices and operations will be closing at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, December 23rd and Friday, December 30th. This closing includes the Recycling Facility at 72 Tremont Street. The Recycling Facility is also closed on Saturday, December 24th, and Saturday, December 31st. Please attend our special Recycling Holiday Event on Saturday, January 7th, from 8 a.m. to noon to recycle Styrofoam, paper, cardboard, commingles, electronics, trees, and metal goods.


2017 Solid Waste Schedule Is Now Available


The 2017 Curbside Solid Waste and Recycling Collection Schedule is now available. This schedule will be mailed out to Melrose residents this week. Copies are also available at the DPW Operations Facility & Recycling Center and at City Hall.

A PDF file of the collection calendar can also be downloaded from the city website:

Please note the additional recycling info, including a list of the 2017 recycling events (the first of which will be Sat. Jan. 7). If you have any questions please contact Sadie Brown at or 781-665-0142.


Fitzgerald Physical Therapy Is Open at Washington Street Office


Fitzgerald Physical Therapy Associates is now accepting new patients at its new office at 2 Washington Street in Melrose. Pictured above are Staff Physical Therapist Garrett McCarthy DPT, Staff Physical Therapist Ilya Gluskin DPT, Owners Holly and Sean Fitzgerald, Mayor Dolan, Front Desk Manager Heather Leahy, and Practice Administrator Kimberly Harding. FPT offers outpatient physical therapy services to a wide range of patients from Pediatric to Geriatric with a focus on orthopedic injuries and Sports Medicine.

Caution: Icy Roads Ahead

Although today may feel like spring, with temperatures in the mid 50s, we are expecting a very serious drop in temperature this evening and an even deeper drop overnight. As tonight progresses, particularly after the football game, we will begin to see some black ice, and overnight a flash freeze could happen. DPW will have salters out, however, please be careful while driving this evening and use special care tomorrow on your stairs and sidewalks and when driving. Drive slowly, give yourself plenty of time, and remember that although they are treated, the roads may still be slippery. Please use caution. Thank you.

2016-17 Snow Shovelers List

Melrose High School has provided us with this list of students who are available to shovel snow. Price and times are up to you to coordinate with these individuals.

Brian Pelrine, 781-835-7032
Nick Richards, 781-484-8159
Radouane Dris, 857-389-8746
Matheus DeOliveira, 617-513-1846
Charles Femino, 781-507-1432
Adam Bartletta, 781-654-1922
Nathan O’Gara, 781-475-7716
Adam Lahkiky, 781-258-8874
DJ Abbas, 781-428-1271
Eli Coleman, 339-293-7354
Mike Calvert, 781-710-4843
Jack Wells, 781-307-7029
Michael Fennell, 781-572-9471
Anthony Ventura, 781-854-6121
Will Pregeo, 781-799-1448
Louis Izzi, 617-984-9466
Charlie Stanton, 781-484-8760
Ryan Long, 617-599-8389

Shop Local This Weekend!

This is the last weekend before Hanukkah and Christmas, and the malls will be packed. Avoid the crush and do your holiday shopping right here in Melrose! We have great local shops with unique gifts, and for that person who has everything, there’s always a gift certificate to one of our local restaurants or a Shop Local Gift Certificate that’s good in most local businesses. Avoid the stress and the crowds, and do your shopping here—you may even have time for a treat at one of our local coffee shops!