Photo: Belmont residents can expect to see their new “carts” this and next week.
For the next two weeks, residents will discover something left behind on trash day: the delivery of the long-awaited “carts” for automated garbage and recycling collection by Waste Management, Belmont’s new trash collector.
The pair of carts will be left curbside during the last week in June and the first week of July. Each cart will have a serial number corresponding to the resident’s address.
If residents are not home during the drop-off, make arrangements for a neighbor or friend to place the carts on your property.
This week will be the final one for curbside removal of unlimited “bulk” items – large items such as couches or mattresses.
Overflow bags will be sold at:
- Hollingsworth, 89 Trapelo Rd.
- Hillside Garden/True Value, 280 Blanchard Rd.
- DPW Office, 19 Moore St. (Homer Building) Some of these locations only accept cash or checks.
Residents living in townhouses at Hill Estates will have their recycling changed from Monday Blue to Wednesday Green. This change is for recycling only.
For residents who are on a Tuesday Green recycle collection schedule, check the list below to see if your collection has changed to Wednesday Green. This change is for trash and recycling.
Change trash and recycling from Tuesday to Wednesday:
- 60-144 Blanchard Road
- 11-157 Bright Road
- 3-16 Dana Road
- 5-65 Gale Road
- 4-68 Glenn Road
- 9-21 Mannix Circle
- 17-90 Richardson Road
- 10-49 Sharpe Road
- 2-96 Taylor Road
- 3-336 Washington Street
- 16-176 Watson Road
What to do with your old garbage barrels?
Residents can continue to use them for personal use. But if a homeowner wants the barrel taken away, according to DPW Assistant Director Mike Santoro, place a large note on the barrel(s) on the next trash day that reads something like: PLEASE TAKE THIS BARREL. If you don’t take advantage of this one time removal, just remember that barrels are considered a “bulky” item and residents must call DPW Office to schedule pick up by noon before the next regular trash day.