A look at when garbage collection is the week of Christmas and New Year's.
Monday, December 24, 2012
Monday, December 17, 2012
Know when solid waste collection is happening during the holidays.
Trash collection around any holiday can be confusing, but when you've got several holidays strung together—and lots of added trash from those gift boxes and holiday parties—it's even harder to track. Here is the trash collection schedule for all Boston neighborhoods, including Charlestown: (Tuesday, Dec. 25 at 7 a.m. to Saturday, Dec. 29 at 5 p.m.) In Fenway, Lower Roxbury, Mission Hill, the South End, and Back Bay with Tuesday pickup, the next trash day will be Friday, Dec. 28. In Bay Village, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, Chinatown, Leather District and the North End, and in Back Bay with Monday pickup, trash will run on its regular schedule. In Allston, Brighton, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, South Boston and…
Friday, October 7, 2011
The high school, the protests, the kids on Main Street and the city's trash policy have prompted dozens of readers to post comments this week.
Today is Friday, Oct. 7. Here are five things you need to know today. 1. Want to get people talking in Charlestown? Ask them how they feel about the high school. That's the lesson for me this week. We've run a couple of stories about the high school, its relationship to the community and some public meetings held on the matter recently. There's been a steady stream of comments. Want to read the highlights? Here you go. 2. Then there's the trash talk. Yesterday the City Council held a hearing on whether officials should mandate the use of trash barrels. Would this keep trash off the streets? Discourage people from rummaging for bottles and cans? And is that a good or bad thing? Read the story and weigh in on the poll. 3. A user named …
Thursday, October 6, 2011
At a meeting Thursday, residents and officials complained about individuals searching through their trash for bottles and cans, and discussed whether the city should require the use of trash barrels.
Nearly a dozen residents from across the city spoke up at Thursday’s City Council hearing on trash pick-up to voice concerns over the garbage situation in their neighborhoods. The hearing was co-sponsored by Charlestown's district councilor, Sal LaMattina, to discuss the use of trash barrels to contain waste put out for collection in certain neighborhoods. The barrels would protect fragile plastic bags from rips and tears generated by animals and trash pickers, he said. LaMattina and District 5 Councilor Robert Consalvo acknowledged at the outset of Thursday’s hearing that the use of trash barrels may not work in neighborhoods with denser populations, such as the South End and Beacon Hill. But Councilor Maureen Feeney questioned whether …
Monday, October 3, 2011
Charlestown's district councilor is concerned about trash spilling into city neighborhoods and being disturbed by rodents. He's sponsoring a hearing this Thursday on the matter.
District 1 City Councilor Sal LaMattina wants to talk trash. The councilor who represents Charlestown is sponsoring a hearing this Thursday on trash pickup in the city -- specifically on what kinds of containers trash should be stored in. He's advocating for metal or plastic barrel, to keep debris secure and less accessible by rodents. He sent out the following email on the matter last Friday: Dear Neighbors, Keeping our communities clean and healthy must always be a top priority for all of us. One simple step that we can take in that direction right now is insisting that everyone put trash out in metal or durable plastic barrels. Too often trash is put out in flimsy plastic bags that sometimes sit on the curb all night, subject to …