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DPW Spring, Summer and Fall Announcements

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Leaf and Yard Waste Drop Off | April 6, 2019 Through November 30, 2019 - Saturday's Only - Weather Permitting



Yard Waste is defined as leaves, grass clippings, garden materials, shrubs, hedge trimmings, weeds and brush and branches.

Rules for our drop off site for residents.

  • Required All Residents must present a Driver’s License ID to confirm City Residency before they are allowed to enter facility.
  • No yard waste from commercial sources will be accepted.
  • No plastic bags
  • Dumping materials other than yard waste and or on days the site is closed is strictly forbidden and is considered illegal dumping.
  • Lynn Residents may bring yard waste to the drop off site in bio-degradable paper bags or in barrels only.

The City of Lynn Department of Public Works Leaf and Yard Waste drop off site for “Lynn Residents Only” at 250 Commercial Street Lynn, Ma. Hours of operation
7:30 AM until 2:30 PM (Saturdays Only).


Leaf and Yard Waste Curbside Collection | 2019 TBA

When:
On Your Regular Recycling Day
Weeks:
See Schedule Below
What:
Leaves, grass and other easily raked material
Twigs and Brush no larger than four (4) feet in length and 1 1/2 Inch diameter
Time:
To the curbside prior to 7 AM
In:
Material must be placed in uncovered barrels or paper leaf bags
No:
No stumps, rocks or plastic bags, larger materials will NOT be collected

Pine Grove Cemetery Cleanup | Fall 2018 To Be Announced

DPW Commissioner Andrew Hall and Arthur Dulong III, Chairman of the Pine Grove Cemetery Commission announces that the fall cleanup of the cemetery will commence on (To Be Announced) pending any weather delays.

Any summer planters and miscellaneous items left on the graves that will interfere with the fall clean-up and maintenance of the cemetery will be removed from the lots and graves. All fencing and borders must be removed.  Please cut back all perennial plants. Vigil Lights, Mums and fall decorations may remain. The replacing of any items on the graves will be prohibited during the cleanup period.

Any resident having questions or needing additional information may contact the Lynn DPW, Cemetery Division at (781) 268-8000 x13.

Thank you for your cooperation.

City of Lynn Rain Barrel Program | 2019 Info Package and Order Form

Lynn is encouraging residents to harvest and save rainwater by offering
30% off the retail of a price Great American Rain Barrel.

REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD PURCHASE A RAIN BARREL
• Save approximately $200 in annual water bills with a 60-gallon rain barrel.
• Help stressed trees and gardens during dry spells. In 2016, 48% of towns in MA had water bans.
• Rainwater has no chemicals, chlorine or fluoride – great for plants and lawn.
• One rain barrel can pay for itself in one season.
• You can help towns manage water supplies and storm water runoff.

ABOUT THE GREAT AMERICAN RAIN BARREL
• 100% re-purposed rain barrels produced in Massachusetts.
• Most durable rain barrels on the market: 3/16” wall thickness.
• Last for years when properly drained & stored for winter.
• Screen filtered to keep mosquitoes out.
• Several rain barrels can be linked together — easy 5-minute setup
• Available Colors: Forest Green, Earth Brown, and Nantucket Grey. Also available unpainted.

Discount Price for Town Residents:$79 (Price Is 30% Off Retai)l
How to Order: www.greatamericanrainbarrel.com/community and select your town or call (800) 251-2352

Pick-Up: April 24th, 2019 5 until 7 PM
250 Commercial St, Lynn MA 01905
Deadline: April 17th, Midnight




City of Lynn Offers Affordable Home Composter and Training 

The City of Lynn is now offering the home composter called the “Earth Machine” for $25 at the Department of Public Works (D.P.W.) thanks to funding from Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.  In addition, the City is offering trainings on how to compost by partnering with community groups such as the Food Project, the Lynn Community Garden Program and the Cook Street Garden.  Other trainings are now being scheduled with other partners.

“We are offering these composters and training to Lynn residents because it will decrease solid waste in the city of Lynn, and because it makes for a better city with more people composting and gardening” said Lisa Nerich, Associate Commissioner of Lynn D.P.W.   The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) estimates that food waste accounts for more than 25 percent of the waste stream in Massachusetts after recycling, that’s over 1 million tons per year. Diverting these materials from disposal facilities reduces the amount of waste going to landfills and incinerators and conserves natural resources.  Right now only 10% of food waste is diverted.    According to Mary Gatlin of the Lynn Community Gardens Program “Composting is a great way to divert food waste for residents, especially if they garden.  The composting process turns organic material, such as food waste, leaf and yard waste, and waxed cardboard into a rich soil amendment that will both improve their garden and lower the carbon footprint of the soil, and there is no cost other than the purchase of the composter”. 

Residents can download an order form from the Lynn DPW website and either mail in the form along with a check for $25 or take it into the Lynn D.P.W. and pay either with cash or a check.


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