Photo: Belmont will hold three cardboard drop off events starting in October
Where do you stack the cardboard boxes that brought your online purchases? In the garage? How about the corner of your office? Or the basement where it has taken the form of a corrugated fiberboard Mt. Everest.
Well, you’ll soon have the opportunity to rid all those cartons out of your abode as Belmont will provide residents three days to drop-off those piles of cardboard, according to Jay Marcotte, director of the Department of Public Works.
“It’s that time of year,” Marcotte told the Belmont Select Board at its Monday, Sept. 12 meeting, when the town creates the schedule for paid drop off events.
Unlike past years when the town held a pair of events on either side of the Christmas holiday, demand for the service – which is revenue neutral – necessitates a extra day.
“We are slammed with phone calls right now,” said Marcotte, noting at a recent event, 400 cars lined up to toss their boxes.
The events will take place on:
- Saturday, Oct. 22
- Saturday, Dec. 3
- Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023
Location: the DPW Yard off of C Street.
Cost: $5. “The fee seems to work best at $5; that seems like the magic number for participation,” said Marcotte. Residents can use an on-line registration form on the Recreation Department‘s web page or come to cash or a check written out to the “Town of Belmont.”
Sue Bass says
We can recycle cardboard, in reasonable quantities. What about Styrofoam? What about electronics? The banks used to offer a shredding service for old tax returns etc. I’d like to see that come back.