Reminder: Trash pick up on Thursday this week, due to Patriot’s Day holiday

Reminder: This week’s trash pick up in Chestnut Hill will be on Thursday, April 23rd, rather that the usual Wednesday, due to the Patriot’s Day hiloday.

The city’s list of official holidays appear below and online, here. Trash pick up will be delayed by one day following these official holidays.

The Official City Holidays in 2015
New Years’ Day Thursday – January 1
Martin Luther King Day Monday – January 19
Presidents’ Day Monday – February 16
Patriots’ Day Monday – April 20
Memorial Day Monday – May 25
Independence Day  City Offices closed Fri 7/3, no delay in collection schedule
Labor Day Monday – September 7
Columbus Day Monday – October 12
Veterans Day Wednesday– November 11
Thanksgiving Day Thursday – November 26
Christmas Friday- December 25
New Years’ Day 2016 Friday– Jan 1, 2016

Armed robbery reported at Star Market in Chestnut Hill

Newton Police have reported and armed robbery at Star Market in Chestnut Hill, on Wednesday March, 25, at approximately 5pm. For more details, click here.

Yard waste collection begins March 30th, single stream recycling guidelines


Yard Waste collections will resume the week of March 30th. Please place in paper yard waste bags or barrels and put to the curb prior to 7am on your collection day.  Plastic bags are NOT accepted.   Click here for more details.

Interested in composting at home?  The City sells low-cost bins and provides how-to tips, click here for more information!

single stream recycling guidlelines

Helpful Links 

Questions?  Need to make a service request?  Visit

Deadline to register for outdoor water meter is April 1st.

On December 15th, the Board of Aldermen voted to permit residents to purchase an “Outdoor Water Meter” that will allow for separate metering of outdoor water use effective July 1, 2015.  Any resident wishing to obtain a second meter to qualify for this summer’s new rate structure must register with the City of Newton Utilities Division by April 1, 2015.  The installation of this second meter can be done at any time; however, we are asking that you register your intent to install a second meter by this date so that we can account for these impacts when we review Water & Sewer rates in May 2015 for the FY 2016 budget.


A second meter would only measure outdoor water use, such as water that is used to wash cars, fill pools, or water lawns and gardens and would cost each household approximately $750-$1000 for installation.  The City has “estimated” that most residents who use at least 40 HCFs of water outdoors during the warmer weather months may want to consider investing in a second meter.


If you already have a second meter, you still must register with the Utilities Division by April 1, 2015 in order to quality for this summer’s new rate structure.  For more information on obtaining a second meter, to view your past water usage and billing history and to register with the Utilities Division for a second meter, please visit




Meaghan P. Maher

Director of Community Engagement

Office of Mayor Setti D. Warren



Solar Workshop with the Newton Solar Challenge on March 21

We are very happy to share the news that The Village Bank’s West Newton Branch will host a Solar Workshop with the Newton Solar Challenge on Saturday, March 21 @ 1:30 PM.

We invite members of the Chestnut Hill Association to come and learn more about how solar works, how it “looks” aesthetically and how solar performs as an investment.   The Village Bank will also discuss its new “solar loan” for Newton homeowners.


Newton trash pick up delayed, week of February 8th

Due to the Winter Storm Warning, Trash and Recycling Collections will not occur on Monday, February 9th.  

The Monday route will be collected on Tuesday, February 10th and we will be on a one-day delay schedule for the rest of the week.

Monday 2/9
No Collections
Tuesday 2/10
Monday’s Route
Wednesday 2/11
Tuesday’s route
Thursday 2/12
Wednesday’s route
Friday 2/13
Thursday’s route
Saturday 2/14
Friday’s route

All carts must be placed curbside and accessible by 7am on your collection day and the lids must be closed.

Helpful tips to consider during times of snow to assist you and your collector: 

  1. Place items for collection out to the curb by 7am on your collection day
  2. As in the past, the solid waste collection personnel are not required to climb snow banks. Carts must be accessible from the street by the automated arm, the carts cannot be behind a snow bank. Please place your carts in a clear spot, such as at the foot of your driveway or shovel out a designated spot.
  3. If it is snowing on your collection day, please do not place your carts in the street or on a sidewalk if it is plowed by the City.

However, if the following situations exist, carts will not be collected until your next regular collection day. We ask that you take it in until that time.

  1. If trash and recyclables were placed curbside after the trucks passed the route, the trucks will not return.
  2. In many instances, trash and recyclables are buried in the snow due to amount of snowfall, drifts or snow plowing operations. All reasonable attempts will be made to extract the material from the snow.
  3. If trash and recyclables have been placed on a high mountain of plowed snow, climbing the mountain to obtain the material is a safety issue.

Please see our FAQ section for more information 

Click here to see a picture guide of Do’s and Don’ts for placing your carts curbside on your collection day.

Snow Resources Guide from DPW

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.   Please contact Customer Service at 617.796.1000 with any questions.