New HiTech Water Meters Installment Start By New Year

Photo: You soon will use your smartphone to manage your water consumption in Belmont. New water meters which will allow consumers to view and manage their water consumption in real time will begin being installed town wide by the New Year, according to the head of the Belmont Department of Public Works. DPW Director Jay Marcotte told […]

Selectmen OK Automated Trash Collection, Pay As You Throw Set Aside For Now

Photo: Kim Slack speaking before the Board of Selectmen, DPW Director Jay Marcotte looking on. Belmont residents will soon have their curbside trash picked up by an automated trash collection truck requiring each household to use a 65-gallon wheeled barrel to place their garbage after the Belmont Board of Selectmen voted 2 to 1 to […]

Trash Talk: Picking Up on Belmont’s Garbage Options

Photo: DPW Director Jay Marcotte modeling the possible containers Belmont residents could be using to place their waste in 2018.  The options how Belmont will gets rid of its garbage and recycling beginning in the summer of 2018 is increasing by the day. Single or dual stream? Use only big plastic bags you have to […]

Cardboard Recycling At Town Yard Saturday AM

Photo: Cardboard, uncut but folded. Belmont’s Department of Public Works’ cardboard recycling program was such a big hit after the winter holidays; the town decided to bring back the service for the summer.  So once again, rather than spend time cutting up and wrapping them into bundles so it can be collected during the weekly […]

Winn Brook Tennis Courts Renovation Bid Under Budget

Photo: Winn Brook Tennis Courts. The Community Preservation Committee will be receiving a chunk of change back into its coffers after the town accepted the lowest qualified bid for the renovation of the Winn Brook Tennis Courts.  Century Paving and Construction of Fall River was awarded the contract to replace the four tennis courts adjacent […]

Belmont Water, Sewer Rates Inch Up In Fiscal 2018

Photo: Water and sewer rates are increasing.  Residential and commercial ratepayers will see their combined water and sewer bill increase by 2.1 percent in the coming 2018 fiscal year, as the Belmont Board of Selectmen approved the recommendations from the Belmont Department of Public Works for its annual rate annoucement on Monday, April 3. The increase […]

Throw Out The Barrels: Belmont Eyeing Carry In, Carry Out Trash Policy

Photo: If the Belmont Department of Public Works has its way; the trash you make on town property will be equal to the trash you take out. At a recent meeting before the Belmont Board of Selectmen, the DPW’s Highway Division proposed a town-wide initiative of removing all trash barrels in municipal parks and commercial business […]

DPW Accepting Holiday Cardboard Recycling Saturday, Jan. 7

Photo: Cardboard collection. With all the holiday presents and gifts received, the one lasting memory most residents have from the holidays are the stacks and piles of cardboard boxes they came in. But rather than spend time cutting up and wrapping them into bundles so they can be collected during the weekly trash/recycling collection, this […]

Residents Give Good Tidings (and Coffee) to Town Crews Working Christmas

Photo: Brighton Street on Christmas Eve. It was already a cold and dank Christmas Eve afternoon as the sun was setting on two crews from Belmont Water Department’s Distribution and Maintenance services. After spending hours digging up Brighton Street next to the Hill Estates seeking a major water main leak, the workers discovered the break […]

Holiday Cardboard Recycling Set for Saturday, Dec. 3

Photo: For the first time, Belmont’s Highway Department will accept uncut cardboard packaging for recycling.  Residents will be able to drop off cardboard – which will need to be folded at the Department of Public Works Town Yard – on Saturday, Dec. 3 between 9 a.m. and noon. While Belmont’s trash and recycling contractor accept cardboard, […]