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.

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Overnight parking ban reminder

REMINDER TO RESIDENTS – THE CITY’S OVERNIGHT PARKING BAN WENT INTO EFFECT ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15.
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.

Update on Waban Hill Reservoir Project

At their recent hearing on May 19, the Newton Parks and Recreation Commission endorsed the Waban Hill Reservoir project.  This P&R Commission support is necessary for the proposal to move forward to a public hearing and then to a vote of the Board of Alderman.  It was a standing room crowd at the hearing.
What’s next? On June 17th, there will be a public hearing seeking public comments on the project. Stay tuned for more details.

Waban Hill Reservoir presentation on May 19th

On Monday, May 19th at 7 pm, the Waban Hill Reservoir Advisory Committee will present the WHR Acquisition proposal to the Newton Parks & Recreation Commission in Room 209 of City Hall. See meeting agenda below.

 

Parks and Rec Agenda 05-19-14

Its time for Houghton Garden clean up

houghton garden bench

On Saturday, April 5th, 2014 starting at 9am, the annual Houghton Garden clean-up begins.

Bring gloves and whatever saws and pruners one may have.

Lunch and good camaraderie are provided free of charge.

This occurs rain or shine.

For any information, please contact Michele Hanss at 617-730-8122.

*photo from Newton Conservators*

Got a problem to report? go to Newton’s 311

pothole

Did you know? The city of Newton has a way for you to report potholes, traffic sign problems, broken streetlights or parking meters and more. On the city of Newton website, click on the tab “Newton 311” in the left sidebar. (Or just click here.) From there, you can pay bills, view upcoming Newton events, or reports problems to the city, under the “Make a request” title. Here’s hoping this system helps keep the city running smoothly.