Trash/Recycling Update: Carts Are (Still) Coming; A Day For The Old Barrels: Sept 29

Photo: Carts and barrels are on the way. It was anticipated Belmont’s new automated trash and recycling collection program would be up and running by the first week in July. That was the plan developed by the town over half-a-year of preparation; it turns out the weather had other plans. According to a Friday, July […]

Trash Update: Keep Using The Old Barrels If Your ‘Carts’ Haven’t Arrived

Photo: Ready to go! “Where’rah my barrels?” That clarion call has been heard from homeowners throughout Belmont as the slow rollout of the new trash and recycling carts scheduled for the past week has reached just about half of Belmont’s households. And while the new automated garbage and recycling collection system starting today, Monday, July 2, […]

Belmont Rate Payers To See Water, Sewer Bills Rise Less Than 1 Percent

Photo: A slight increase this year in water and sewer rates. Belmont ratepayers will see their combined water and sewer bill increase a minuscule one half of a percent in the 2019 fiscal year beginning on July 1 as the Belmont Board of Selectmen approved the recommendations from the Belmont Department of Public Works on Monday, […]

Controlling Trash And Rats: Carry-In/Carry-Out Trial Set For Joey’s Park, Town Field

Photo: Goodbye, rat magnet. There were two photos projected on the wide screen at the Board of Selectmen’s Room during the board’s meeting on Monday, March 26. On the left of the screen was a collection of garbage loaded up on a broken water fountain including what appeared to be a dirty diaper. The right […]

Joey’s Park Reopening Tentatively Set For April 9

Photo: Joey’s Park to reopen mid-April. With the second attempt to rid the rats at Joey’s Park about to conclude, the Belmont Department of Public Works has set a date when the popular playground in the town’s Winn Brook neighborhood will reopen. The treatment of the playground for a persistent rat infestation by Assurance Pest […]

Belmont Households To Receive 96-Gallon Recycling Barrels This Fall

Photo: An example of recycling barrels from Cambridge. In the past, whenever the topic of trash and recycling was on the Board of Selectmen’s agenda, it was likely the board’s second-floor meeting room at Town Hall would be overflowing with interested residents. So with the future of recycling collection as the only item before the […]

Rats Begone! Joey’s Park Reopened; Town Asks Patrons To Carry Out Trash/Food

Photo: Joey’s Park, certified rat free. After being closed for nearly a month due to an infestation of rats, Joey’s Park will reopen Wednesday, Nov. 22 – just in time for the Thanksgiving Holiday – to the public after the “rodent problem” has been resolved, according to a press release from the Belmont Department of […]

The 411 On The Town’s New Trash Collection System

Photo: A 64-gallon bin being lifted into an automated trash collecting truck. Note: Below is a letter from the Belmont Department of Public Works with details on the new automated trash collection system approved by the Board of Selectmen. At their meeting this past Monday, Sept. 25, the Board of Selectmen voted in favor for […]

Mack Truck Takes A Pleasant Street Tumble, Halting AM Traffic Into Center

Photo: Speed may have been a factor in the one-vehicle accident near Belmont Center on Thursday, Aug. 25. Late morning traffic came to a halt at one of the busiest town intersection when a dump truck carrying gravel took a tumble sometime before 8:30 a.m. at the corner of Pleasant and Leonard streets, on Thursday, […]