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 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 […]

Recycling Event Cancelled Again; Rescheduled to Jan. 13

Photo: Cardboard recycling. The weather does not want to cooperate. With a foot of snow earlier in the week, anticipated temperatures in the single digits and the demands on the Department of Public Works has forced the town to once again cancel the town-wide cardboard recycling event this Saturday. The event has been rescheduled to […]

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, […]

Belmont DPW Recycling Event, Saturday, May 14

Photo: Recycling event, Saturday, May 14. Belmont is holding its annual town-wide Recycling Event this Saturday, May 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Department of Public Works Town Yard, 37 C St. It will be a one-day drop off of the following items: Rigid plastics Textiles Styrofoam Paper shredding (with a secure […]

Spring Clean All Electronics at Butler Elementary’s Recycling Day

Photo: Recycle all electronics. The annual Butler Elementary PTA Electronics Recycle Day will take place this Saturday, May 14, from 8:30 a.m. at the school, 90 White St. It’s time to “Spring Clean”, so head out to your garages, into the forbidden closets and damp and scary basements. Prices charged are: $10 each for computer […]

Trash/Recycling Delayed A Day by Patriots’ Day Holiday

Photo: Collection delayed a day. The scheduled curb-side pickup of trash and recycling in Belmont will be pushed back a day due to the Patriots’ Day holiday, Monday, April 18. As a result, those households, apartments and businesses who have their garbage cans and recycling bins emptied on Monday of this week will need to […]

O’ Tannenbaum, O’ Tannenbaum; It Can Be Left on the Curb Starting Monday

Photo: Goodbye until next year.  Today, Monday, Jan. 4th, is the day before Twelfth Night, which marks the end of the Christmas holiday (it’s the night before Epiphany, the day when the nativity story says the three wise men visited the infant Jesus), which in the past was a time of revelry and merry making. And with the […]

DPW’s ‘Drop Off’ Recycling Day, Saturday, Oct. 24

Photo:  The Belmont Department of Public Works is giving Belmont residents the chance to recycle items and material hard to place in the blue/green bins. On Saturday, Oct. 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the DPW’s Town Yard at 37 C Street, the DPW will take the following items from residents with ID: Electronics: […]