Changes to Newton Trash collection this week

Due to the Winter Storm Warning, Trash and Recycling Collections will not occur on Monday, February 2nd.  
The Monday route will be collected on Tuesday, February 3rd and we will be on a one-day delay schedule for the rest of the week.

Monday 2/2
No Collections
Tuesday 2/3
Monday’s Route
Wednesday 2/4
Tuesday’s route* ​
Thursday 2/5
Wednesday’s route
Friday 2/6
Thursday’s route
Saturday 2/7

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

*Due to last week’s collection suspension on Tuesday, residents with a Tuesday collection day will have collections resume on Wednesday, February 4th and will be able to put out extra trash (must be bagged) and extra recycling (in paper bags or in a bin/crate) that will be collected at no extra charge.  Place these items next to your cart.

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.

Electric Vehicle and Solar Talk, Wednesday, Feb 4

The Sierra Club, Green Decade Newton and the Newton Solar Challenge are sponsoring an Electric Vehicle and Solar talk and social from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, on Wednesday, Feb 4 in Newton Center.  For details and to R.S.V.P, visit the Newon Solar Challenge website. 

January 22 Meeting on Cell Phone tower installation

If you interested in learning more about the plans to build a cell phone tower at Longwood Covered courts in Chestnut Hill, you can attend the meeting on January 22nd. See scanned agenda below (#4), or visit the Newton Historical Comission to view the Agenda for the Newton Historic Comission Meeting on January 22

newton historical meeting cell phone tower

Hearing on Proposed Cell Phone Tower in Chesnut Hill: January 22

AT&T is proposing to erect a cell tower inside a chimney attached to the Longwood Covered Courts (on Middlesex Road next to the Chestnut Hill Post Office).  A hearing on this matter will be held at Newton City Hall on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 7 p.m.

Below is a simulated photo of how the tower would look.

proposed tower Longwood covered courts

Christmas Tree Collections

Christmas Tree Collections will occur on your collection day between January 5th and January 16th, 2015. Please place your undecorated tree (no lights, no bags) curbside by 7am on your collection day during this time and your tree will be collected for composting. After this time, trees will not be collected.

Overnight parking ban reminder

November 14, 2014  From November 15th through April 15th, parking for more than one hour is prohibited between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. Please also take note of the increase in the fine to $25.00 for violating the overnight parking ban.