Category Archives: Recycling & Solid Waste

Celebrate “Hazardous Waste Day” this Saturday

From Megan Sullivan –

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Hello friends-

Just wanted to let you know that this Saturday is Household Hazardous Waste Day in Medfield.  It is from 9 – 1 and held at the Town Garage/DPW Building.

Here is a link to items for the HHW day.

http://www.town.medfield.net/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_03242018-1047

Did you know that you can access Household Hazardous Waste disposal year-round?  We are part of a consortium and have access to facilities in other towns all year long.   If you need to access them, you do need a form from o ur DPW so contact them at 508-906-3003.

Megan

Megan B. Sullivan

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MTS open next two Sundays for storm debris, only

This alert from the DPW today –

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March 6, 2018

MTS Sunday Hours and Storm Debris

Due to this past weekend’s rain/wind storm, many residents of the town have a great deal of storm debris littered across their properties. For convenience, the Medfield Transfer Station will open for the next two consecutive Sundays March 11th and March 18th (normal working hours 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) to give an opportunity for residents to dispose of their STORM DEBRIS ONLY.

PLEASE NOTE: The Transfer Station will not be accepting any solid waste or recycling material or offer any other service except Storm Debris Disposal on those two Sundays listed above. The Department of Public Works has picked up most storm debris within the right-of-way over the past few days. Please do not bring any storm debris to the roadway edge.

Hazardous Waste Day 3/24

This is one of the email alerts the town now sends out to those who sign up on-line –

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March 24, 2018 09:00 AM

Household Hazardous Waste Day

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Date March 24, 2018
Time 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location Town Garage
55 North Meadows Road
Medfield, MA 02052
Cost
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Styrofoam Saturday

This from Medfield Green –

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This Saturday is the third week of Medfield Green Month

9-1 at the Transfer Station

 

 

Styrofoam – Have you been stockpiling Styrofoam?  We thank you and this Saturday is the day to bring it to the Transfer Station.

 

We will accept packing blocks, foam coolers, clean WHITE produce and meat trays, take out containers, hot cups such as Dunkin’ Donuts , Honey Dew and Cumberland Farms (without paper or cardboard infused), clean, WHITE foam egg cartons and trays.  Please clean all food/beverage containers and remove any labels or stickers.  No peanuts or bubble wrap.  Next Styrofoam collection planned for October, 2017. Details to follow.

 

NEW:  Unfortunately, we can’t accept colored foam trays because the vendor no longer accepts them due to difficulty in spotting out pieces contaminated by food as opposed to white foam –  however, the art teachers at the elementary schools would love to take the clean, colored foam trays and Colleen Sullivan has very generously offered to transport them to the schools.  If you do have colored trays, please clean them well and either drop them at Memorial, Dale or Wheelock or bring them on Saturday.

 

Please take clean, reusable Styrofoam peanuts to Express Business Center (258A Main St., Medfield), Postal Center (14 Milliston Rd, Millis, MA) or the UPS Store (689 Main St., Rt 1A Marketplace, Walpole).  Fully popped bubble wrap and packing pillows can be recycled every week with plastic bags in the bins at the front of the single stream recycling compactors.

 

The Friends of Medfield Library will be collecting books, CDs and DVDs (no encyclopedias) to help stock their new and improved space at the library.  The Grand Opening will be on May 30th. 

 

 

 

 

See you at the Transfer Station – the place to be in May

Medfield Green Month

Medfield Green Month– May 2017 Collecting Items for Donation, Reuse and Recycling 9 – 1 Saturdays in May at the Transfer Station Date Collection Information May 6 TVs, Monitors, Electronics (9-2) (fee may apply) SWAP opens for season May 3 Electronixredux.com May 13 Reusable Building Materials for Resale High Quality only (9-1) Please email paul@bostonbuildingresources.com directly, before 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 11th if you have any questions or to confirm your items are needed/wanted. No construction debris. See details on reverse & website, too. Baseball Equipment & Clothing – at Transfer Station. Gloves, bats, balls, helmets & pads in children and adult sizes. Food Composting Program Info & Starter Kit Sales (9-1) Sports Equipment Swap at WHEELOCK SCHOOL DRIVEWAY (8-11) Boston Building Resources Disadvantaged youth will benefit. Town of Medfield May 20 Styrofoam (9-1) Foam packing blocks. Foam coolers and foam shipping containers. Please remove any labels or stickers. Clean, white (white only!) foam take-out containers and foam cups (Clean/rinsed). No peanuts or bubble wrap. No colored Styrofoam. See reverse. Books: soft and hard cover, audio; CDs & DVDs (9-1) No encyclopedias Friends of Medfield Library May 27 Clothing, Linens, Towels, Shoes etc. Clean, dry textiles in any condition Medfield Green Epilepsy Foundation Ongoing Mattresses and Box Springs - place in grant-funded container to right of tip-floor. Medications/Drug/Sharps – Public Safety Building has ongoing collection. Household Hazardous Waste–April 29 (9–1) Contact DPW for year-round options Textiles – deposit clean, dry textiles in the Epilepsy Foundation trailer or donation bins. Transfer Station Sticker Required for access to Transfer Station. Stickers can be purchased by mail and at the DPW, $75 for 2yrs. Medfield Green Month is a collaboration of Medfield Green & the Town of Medfield Sponsored by Medfield Employers & Merchants Organization More Details about Medfield Green Month For Additional Information Check Each Vendor’s Website Electronics – Collection of TVs (CRT, LCD and Plasma), monitors, computers, laptops, printers/scanners/faxes, printer cartridges, radios, stereos, entertainment systems, all cables and wires, projectors, all telephones, CDs, floppy discs, servers, Printed Circuit Boards, rechargeable batteries, all consumer electronics. Fee may apply. Electronixredux.com The Swap Area - Collection of household items - provides residents an opportunity to find a new life for their items. It is open Wed, Fri and Sat. from 9 – 3 (drop offs only through 2:30) until Saturday October 28th at 12 noon. The Swap accepts clean, working (or easily repairable) household items that can be used by someone else. Categories of acceptable items are: Toys/Games/Educational materials; Bicycles/Exercise Equipment/Sporting Goods; Household items; Household Electric Items; Decorative Items; Baby Items; Tools/Hardware; Building Materials(limited quantity); Garden/Yard Items; Office Furniture/Supplies; Furniture; Entertainment Items; Books and Magazines. The Swap area does NOT accept any materials that are not accepted as solid waste at the Transfer Station (e.g., TVs, CRTs, automobile parts, tires, oil, concrete, and gypsum). Can you spare 15 minutes or more to help? Volunteers are always needed. Just stop in or contact n.nancyirwin@verizon.net for more details. Town.medfield.net Reusable Building Materials for resale – high quality – no construction or demolition debris – Please see website for complete list and quantity minimums (http://www.bostonbuildingresources.com/donate-building-materials/). Partial list of materials we accept: cabinets, countertops, some sinks, appliances (less than 7yrs old), vanities, ceramic tile, vinyl and wood replacement windows, doors and hardware (interior, exterior, storm – no lead paint), lumber, drywall, plywood, exterior shutters, carpeting, sheet vinyl, wood flooring, latex paint. No glass of any kind. If you would not share it with a friend, please don’t bring it. Please Email paul@bostonbuildingresources.com directly, before 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 11th if you have any questions or to confirm your items are needed/wanted. Bostonbuildingresources.com Styrofoam – WHITE ONLY! We will accept packing blocks, clean white produce and meat trays, clean white take out containers, clean hot cups such as Dunkin' Donuts, Honey Dew and Cumberland Farms (without paper or cardboard infused), white foam egg cartons. Will NOT accept: Colored foam products, plastic utensils, foam cups infused with cardboard or paper such as McDonalds, Newman, and Burger King (ice tea cup), biodegradable produce and meat-trays (for example, GenPak without the recycling symbol), polyurethane foam (PU), cardboard egg cartons, soft foam pads, food containers with plastic film attached (some ground turkey comes in these containers), pipe insulation. PLEASE take CLEAN, REUSABLE styrofoam PEANUTS to Express Business Center (258A Main St., Medfield 508-359-7444), Postal Center (14 Milliston Rd B, Millis, 508-376-1200), or UPS (689 Main, Route 1A, 1A Marketplace, Walpole 508-668-8700). AFTER MAY 20, NEXT STYROFOAM COLLECTION IS PLANNED FOR OCTOBER 2017. WATCH FOR DETAILS. Book Donations - The Friends of the Medfield Library volunteers run the Friends Bookstore to raise funds for the Medfield Library. Books, CD, and DVD donations are accepted whenever the Medfield Library is open, and these donations are used to stock the Friends Bookstore. The Friends Bookstore is moving to a new and improved space in the Medfield Library, starting in May. GRAND OPENING WILL BE ON MAY 30TH. Sports Equipment Swap – Medfield Strong, a 5th grade boys service group, is running a used equipment swap for sports such as: baseball, lacrosse, tennis, soccer, football, hockey, basketball, golf, etc. (Please, NO ski equipment of any kind) Anyone is welcome to take equipment. No donation necessary. All left over equipment will be donated. If you would like to donate but cannot make the Saturday event, please e-mail to make alternate arrangements jennybradbury@yahoo.com or iannone513@hotmail.com. Textile Donations – The Epilepsy Foundation of New England will collect all clean/dry textiles in any condition. This includes clothing, linens, shoes, purses, throw-rugs, blankets and towels. For a list of unacceptable items visit http://donateclothes.epilepsynewengland.org/ Medications/Drugs – The Medfield Police offers free disposal of drugs and sharps. Drugs are being detected in groundwater. Accepted drugs include: prescription and over the counter medication, pills, capsules, patches, prescription ointments, prescription liquids in unbreakable, leak-proof containers and vitamins. www.norfolkda.com. Sharps can be deposited in a separate collection container also in the lobby of the Public Safety Building. Food Composting Come learn about the program at the Transfer Station from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday May 13th. Food scraps, baked goods, cheese, raw and cooked meat, fish, bones and biodegradable bags can be composted. Place your food for composting in the large toters that are kept to the right of the tip floor. We only ask that you don’t include liquids, oils, fat, or plastic bags. Food waste is sent to an off-site commercial composting facility. For more information, go to town.medfield.net and look under Transfer Station. Starter kits can also be purchased at the Transfer Station from 9 to 1 on Saturday May 13th or at the Department of Public Works Building, 55 North Meadows Road, during business hours. A complete starter kit includes a 3.5 gallon pail with animal and odor proof lid, a kitchen scrap bucket, and two rolls of biodegradable liners (count of 50 liners). Cost is $15 (including sales tax). Purchase of just the kitchen scrap bucket and 50 biodegradable liners is $5 (including sales tax). Backyard composters are also available for sale Saturday May 13th from 9 to 1 for $25 (plus sales tax). Please make checks payable to “The Town of Medfield.” This project is funded in part by a grant from MassDEP.medfield green may 2017_Page_2

SWAP volunteers 4/30

From Megan Sullivan –

Swap area

SWAP SET-UP

On Sunday April 30th the final tent/canopy will be set up AND the washed tables, shelves, bookcases, signs etc. will be set up into the  tents. We need 4-6 men to help with the canopy set-up.  If you can commit to helping with the tent set up please contact n.nancyirwin@verizon.net.   Other help is welcome anytime from 10-3 and while a sign-up is appreciated, you are also more than welcome (and encouraged to) just to stop by to help for 15 minutes or more!

Thanks

TSARC on FB

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Transfer Station and Recycling Committee

The Medfield Transfer Station and Recycling Committee has a new Facebook page – it is www.facebook.com/MTSARC.

The site’s goal is to

  • educate Medfield residents about the Committee’s activities to reduce waste,
  • increase recycling, and
  • manage operating costs.

TSARC has the Hazardous Household Waste day coming up , and Medfield Green Month (May).  TSARC says it will also be alerting residents to PSA’s on Medfield TV regarding food waste composting.

From the town website –

Household Hazardous Waste Day will be April 29 2017 9am – 1pm

Category : Public Works

Department : Department of Public Works

Type : General

Date : 29-Apr-2017   Saturday

Time : 09:00 AM – 01:00 PM

Location : DPW Garage – 55 North Meadows Road

 

Rachel Brown

Member, Transfer Station & Recycling Committee