Waste Collection and Recycling in Newton

Neighbors, please be aware:

(1) The ctiy of Newton will collect Christmas trees for composting between January 2nd, and January 12.

(2) Plastic bags are not recyclable in your green bins and recyclables should not be bagged in the bins, but loose. The DPW reports that plastic bags mixed into the recycling stream is still the number one problmen in Newton’s recycling stream. Read more about it here. 

(3) During the winter season, please do not leave your trash barrells and recycling carts buried in the snow or atop snow bank. Place them in a cleared area curbside to the trucks can access them on pick up days.

Read more tips and guidelines from Newton’s DPW here. 

 

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Save the Date, if you want to learn more about the proposed changes at the Street

The proposed changes at “The Street” in Chestnut Hill will be considered at two upcoming meetings:

On December 1,  The Street will be on the agenda of Newton’s conservation comission. The meeting starts at 7:00pm.

On December 6, Newton’s Land Use committee will hold a public hearing for “The Street” at 7:00pm in City Hall.

Newton Community Farm accepting applications for 2016 summer produce shares

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Newton Community Farm (303 Nahanton Street) is accepting applications from Newton residents until February 28 for available shares in our summer 2016 Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.  Eat fresh, locally-grown produce from June through October for a  cost per share of $625 for weekly pick-up or $338 for alternate week pick-up. NCF will randomly allocate remaining shares by lottery for applications received at the farm by the due date.  All applicants must be a Friend of the Farm (FOF) to be considered in the process.  Go to www.newtoncommunityfarm.org for more information about the program or to download the application.

Share your vision for Newton with Newton-in-Motion

All are encouraged to visit the “Newton-in-Motion” open studio, and take part in visioning the City’s future. This free event, held at 275 Needham Street (Marshall’s plaza) on February 4, 5 and 6, will be fun and interactive and will offer opportunities to discuss goals and priorities for the City’s Transportation Strategy. Activities include a games table, a giant map of the City for sharing ideas, transportation questions, and a chance to talk to City staff and consulting planners, Nelson\Nygaard. Kids are welcome and encouraged to participate! For those unable to attend, the project website will offer the same activities and opportunity for input both during and after the event.

Our mobile team will also be out and about around the City during the February 4th – 6th workshop and we encourage those who come across them to tell them about their transportation vision for Newton.

The Waban Hill Reservoir Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Saturday, November 21st

You are invited to….
The Waban Hill Reservoir Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
with Mayor Warren
Saturday, November 21st at 11:00 AM

A message about tomorrow’s election from Alderman Lisle Baker

Dear friends:

I concur with what Ruthanne has recommended about the contested races for Aldermen and School Committee except that I would add current Alderman Jim Cote to the list from Ward 3. Also, for the Charter Commission, while there are many able candidates, I especially recommend Anne Larner, Brooke Lipsitt and George Mansfield because of their long experience with Newton government. Finally, while your Ward 7 aldermen are unopposed – (Ruthanne, Marc Laredo, and me at the end of the ballot) – we also welcome your support. In the meantime, thank you and best wishes,

Alderman Lisle Baker