Category Archives: Recycling & Solid Waste

An appreciation of our town employees

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An appreciation for a job well done

I have been thinking this morning about the Town of Medfield employees who provide we residents with the services that allow our lives to continue with as much semblance of normalcy as possible at all times, but most especially in these truly unsettling circumstances we are currently experiencing. Our water goes on, public safety continues to serve us, the Transfer Station even added Sunday openings, and all the town government systems continue to function, if behind a digital curtain, all so that we residents can continue our lives.

The town employees are providing essential services, so while they likely share the same unease that envelopes us all, they continue to work their jobs.  I wanted to publicly share with the Town of Medfield employees my sincere appreciation for their efforts  and to thank them.

I am extremely appreciative of what all the town employees are doing now, working under difficult circumstances – I want to let them all know just how much this one resident, one who tries hard to observe closely the functioning of the town government so as to understand it as well as possible, truly appreciates what our team of town employees are accomplishing for we residents.

Transfer Station hours

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Transfer Station

Posted on: December 23, 2019

Transfer Station Holiday Hours

ReUse ReDuce ReCycle

The MTS will be open the following holiday hours:

Tuesday, December 24, 2019 OPEN 9-4

Wednesday, December 25, 2019 CLOSED

Thursday, December 26, 2019 OPEN 9-4

Friday, December 27, 2019 OPEN 9-4

Saturday, December 28, 2019 OPEN 9-4

Wednesday, January 1, 2019 CLOSED 

Friday, January 3, 2020 OPEN 9-4

Saturday, January 4, 2020 OPEN 9-4

Styrofoam collection 1/4/2020, 9-1:30PM

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From Helen Dewey and Erica Reilly – 

 

Happy Holidays all!  Barb Meyer is organizing another Styrofoam Collection just in time for all of that holiday packaging that will clutter up your house/garage!  No food/beverage foam will be accepted .  Also no peanuts.  Please remove any tape, labels or cardboard and be sure the foam is clean.

We need volunteers to continue with the Styrofoam collections – no volunteers, no collection!  Please consider donating some of your time on Saturday, Jan 4th 9-1:30 weather permitting with Jan 11th as a back-up date.    Helping out with the Styrofoam collection really gives you a sense that you are helping the environment!  If you have resolved to be gentler on the environment in 2020, then start off with a bang and come help!  Click on the Sign Up Genius Link to sign up for whatever time works best for you.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0448aaa623a4f49-styrofoam8

Thanks!  Wishing you and your family a less toxic 2020!

Helen and Erica

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Styrofoam – a day’s haul

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Styrofoam Collection Day

Volunteers Hong Le-Bruno, Barbara Myers (shown cleaning a piece of styrofoam), and a third unknown person process some of the seventeen bags of styrofoam that were collected today at the Medfield Transfer Station.  Nancy Irwin and Barbara’s husband Michael Perloff were also assisting.  It will cost the town $600 to recycle the collected styrofoam.

Styrofoam Saturday

From Medfield Green –

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REMINDER:  STYROFOAM COLLECTION AT THE TRANSFER STATION TOMORROW 9-1

COLLECTION WILL BE AT THE SWAP AREA TENT.  PACKING BLOCKS, FOAM COOLERS AND FOAM SHIPPING CONTAINERS WILL BE COLLECTED FOR RECYCLING.  ONLY CLEAN, WHITE FOAM  WILL BE ACCEPTED.  PLEASE REMOVE ANY CARDBOARD, TAPE, LABELS OR STICKERS. STYROFOAM FOOD CONTAINERS AND PEANUTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. 
VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED TO HELP SORT THE STYROFOAM.  PLEASE THINK ABOUT LENDING A HAND FOR AN HOUR OR TWO.  SIGN UP HERE

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0448aaa623a4f49-styrofoam7

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Volunteers & styrofoam both wanted next Saturday

From Barb Myers and Helen Dewey of the Savvy Women’s Alliance –

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Volunteers Needed for Styrofoam Recycling

 

Volunteers are needed to help receive, sort, and pack styrofoam at the Medfield Transfer Station on Saturday, May 18.  Since only clean, white Expanded Polystyrene (#6)  packing blocks and coolers can be accepted for recycling, all foam collected must be inspected before it is packed.   Residents should remove cardboard, glues, tapes, labels, and stickers before bringing foam for recycling.  No take-out food containers are accepted, as guidelines for recycling are strict in order to clean up the process and final product of styrofoam recycling.

 

Please sign up to help at  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0448aaa623a4f49-styrofoam6 or call Barb Meyer for more information 508-359-9613.

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Note: popped bubble wrap can be recycled in the bins for plastic bags at the Transfer Station  (near the single-stream recycling) and at large-chain grocery stores.  Clean packing peanuts will not be accepted but can be reused at Express Business Center 258A Main St., Medfield, 508-359-7444 or  Postal Center 14 Milliston Rd B, Millis, 508-376-1200.

Volunteer on a Town of Medfield committee

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Resolve in 2019 to get more involved in your community

The following Town of Medfield committees are looking for new members:

  • Medfield Energy Committee 
  • Conservation Committee
  • Council on Aging 
  • Master Planning Committee
  • Transfer Station and Recycling Committee

 

The Master Planning Committee is only just forming, so joining now gets you in from its first meeting – then lay out for the rest of us how the town should both develop and look in the future.