Styrofoam Collection on 1/3

This from Megan Sullivan of the town’s Solid Waste Committee -


Styrofoam Collection at Transfer Station Jan 3

I wanted to let you know that the Transfer Station is holding a Styrofoam Recycling Event on Saturday January 3rd from 9 – 1.

Start putting aside your Styrofoam and bring it to the collection on January 3rd.


Attached you can find details about the collection.


I am excited that the Transfer Station is holding this collection to keep more materials out of the trash.  After the January collection, there will be another Styrofoam collection in May as part of Medfield Green Month.


Here are some other tips for recycling this holiday season:

Wrapping paper and tissue paper are recyclable, but only if they do not contain foil, metallic inks, or glitter. Tape is OK.   Paper shopping bags and gift bags are also recyclable, remove plastic and rope handles.  Also recyclable are paper greeting cards (except those with photos on photo paper, foil, wire, glitter or button batteries), envelopes (plastic windows are OK, exclude any with foil liners), catalogs, calendars, corrugated cardboard boxes and paperboard gift boxes. When opening or wrapping presents, keep paper grocery bags, a paper lawn and leaf bag, or a recycling bin handy to collect mixed paper recyclables.

Don’t include the following items in Transfer Station recycling: ribbons, bows, tinsel, holiday lights, bubble wrap, packing peanuts, polystyrene (Styrofoam), plastic bags, and plastic “blister pack” packaging that requires scissors to open, photo cards/photos.


Have a wonderful holiday season.



Styrofoam Collection for Recycling

Saturday January 3rd, 9-1 at the Transfer Station


Start saving your Styrofoam for this collection! We know the holidays bring lots of packages and packaging so the Transfer Station is sponsoring this special Styrofoam collection day to divert this bulky material from the waste stream.


ReFoamIt takes any clean foam that has the recycling symbol 6 in the triangle with PS underneath it. 

  • Packing blocks
  • Produce and meat trays with the recycle symbol in the triangle (biodegradable trays do not have a recycle symbol)
  • Take out containers (please rinse and display a #6 recycling symbol)
  • Hot cups such as Dunkin’ Donuts, Honey Dew and Cumberland Farms
  • Foam egg cartons
  • Foam coolers
  • Trays
  • White insulation sheets

Other items for collection

  • #4 Polyethylene foam
  • #5 Polyfoam
  • Packing peanuts and bubblewrap will be accepted (bagged separately from your foam)

ReFoamIt does NOT take the following: Plastic utensils, Soft foam such as pillow stuffing, Foam cups infused with cardboard or paper such as McDonalds’ McCafe and Burger King (ice tea cup), Biodegradable produce and meat trays (for example, GenPak without the recycling symbol), Food containers without the number 6 recycling symbol, Cardboard Egg Cartons, Soft foam plastic, Hard plastic food containers, Food containers with plastic film attached (some ground turkey comes in these containers), Blue or Pink insulation sheets. See for further information.

A family-owned business in Leominster, ReFoamIt grinds and densifies the foam, which can then be processed to make consumer products such as picture frames, rulers and other products.


Medfield’s Single Stream recycling does not accept Styrofoam and if it is not recycled in a special collection, it will be incinerated along with the tip-floor trash.


The ReFoamIt truck will be at the Transfer Station on Jan. 3, from 9 – 1. Since there will also be the regularly-scheduled electronics collection on Jan. 3, the Styro/foam collection may be located within the area designated for the Swap Area in warmer weather. Additional information is available at DPW Town Garage office.



I am running for re-election as a selectman

I am pleased to announce that I am a candidate for re-election as selectman for the town of Medfield in our municipal election that will be held on March 30, 2015.  I hope to be trusted by you to continue the work I have already begun!

More to come after the holidays.

Sponge Bob

I am running for re-election as selectman

I am pleased to announce that I am a candidate for re-election as selectman for the town of Medfield in our municipal election that will be held on March 30, 2015.  I hope to be trusted by you to continue the work I have already begun!

More to come after the holidays.

Sponge Bob

Lot 3 submissions to EDC

The Economic Develoment Committee got three responses to its Request for Expressions of Interest for the use of the town owned land on Ice House Road, Lot 3.   Those submissions were -

  1.  Larkin Brothers – housing for 60+ seniors
  2.  Medfield Investment – indoor sports facility
  3.  Barberry Homes – assisted living facility

The Board of Selectmen will hear from the Economic Development Committee at 7:40 PM on Tuesday, December 16 to discuss the EDC’s suggestion that the selectmen pursue the sports facility.

Below is the 11/21/14 EDC letter to the selectmen endorsing the sports facility -

November 21, 2014
Medfield Board of Selectmen 459 Main Street
Medfield, MA 02052
Economic Development Committee
RE: Lot 3 Ice House Road
Dear Selectmen,

At a duly posted meeting of the Economic Development Committee
At their duly posted meeting on November 21, 2014, the present members of the Medfield Economic
Development Committee voted unanimously to recommend that the Town issue a Request for Proposals
(RFP) for the development of an indoor sports facility on Lot 3, Ice House Road. This decision was
based on the review of the two Expressions oflnterests reviewed by the Town on November  14, 2014.
One of the proposals was for the sports facility while the other presented a concept for
age-restricted senior housing.

The Committee reached its decision by assessing the proposal against the following selection
criteria: potential tax revenue, possible lease terms, services, connections to existing uses, job
creation; as well as with the overarching mission of the Economic Development Committee.

The vote was based on the following benefits (in no particular order of priority):
•  No zoning change required, proposed use is allowable under zoning
•  The use complements the existing recreational use of the Kingsbury Club
•  The risk of development is privatized; the Town does not incur the capital expense or management
of such a facility
•  Similar tax revenues

Notwithstanding the above, the Committee does see the value in senior housing and asserts that the
Hinkley property is better suited for housing due to its zoning and proximity to The CENTER.

The Committee also discussed the connection to the Medfield State Hospital property and ongoing
planning efforts. The Committee feels that to delay development of Lot 3 will go against the wishes
of the 2014 Annual Town Meeting vote that authorized the Selectmen to enter a lease agreement for
development of Lot 3. Further, tax revenue could be realized sooner than the eventual development
of Hospital Hill. The citizens of Medfield have demonstrated support for this type of project that
would not be suitable for overall aesthetic of Hospital Hill.

Issuing an RFP and following proper procurement may also offer the opportunity to capture more
developers with a specialty in indoor sports facilities and will level the playing field comparing
like projects. It will also offer the Town the ability to review the sublease option of the
Kingsbury Club.

The Economic Development Committee believes that the reviews performed by the various land use
committees (Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, Board of Health, and Conservation Commission)
will mitigate potential negative impacts to the surrounding neighborhoods and The CENTER.

We look forward to meeting with you at your meeting on December 2, 2014.

Patrick Casey, Chairman
Economic Development Committee

BoS on 12/16

Tuesday December 16, 2014 @ 7:00 PM

The Medfield Board of Selectmen need to meet in Executive Session (closed session) at the close of  business for the purpose of discussing pending litigation regarding Red Gate Farm

FY2016  Budget  reviews:
7:10 PM  Board of Assessors
7:20 PM  Veterans’ Agent, Ron Griffin
7:30 PM  Planning / Appeals, Sarah Raposa

7:40 PM Economic Development Committee Discuss recommendation regarding Lot 3

8:00 PM  Attorney William Solomon
Discussion regarding Comcast Cable License renewal

Vote to open 2015 Annual Town Meeting Warrant
Other business that may arise

Smart wrappers

Email received this AM -

Holiday Gift Wrapping sponsored by National Honor Society

Feeling stressed this holiday season? Then let us ease the burden!

Drop off unwrapped holiday gifts and the Medfield National Honor Society will wrap them for free.  We even provide the wrapping paper!

When: Saturday, December 13

Time: 9:30am – 1:30pm

Where: Medfield High School Cafeteria


Don’t miss this great opportunity!

MSH-MPC site walk

The Medfield State Hospital Master Planning Committee held a site walk and meeting Tuesday during the Nor’easter for firms interested in the committee’s RFP seeking a firm to assist the committee with the planning process for the redevelopment of the site.

Despite the really bad weather, there was lots of interest – below is the list of firms who reportedly attended or have expressed interest: