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Fall Leaf and Yard Waste Clean Up - Curbside Collection

On Regualr Trash Day During the Weeks of:

October 4th, 2010 and November 1st | 8th | 15th | 22nd | and 29th 2010

Leaves, grass and other easily ranked material must be placed in PAPER LEAF BAGS or UNCOVERED BARRELS


All Bags or Barrels Must be to Curside Prior to 7AM

For more info or questions please call us 781-477-7099 or
781- 268-8000

The City of Lynn's Department of Public Works phone line will be open and available for any hurricane issues or concerns:  DPW | 781-477-7099
The Lynn Water and Sewer Commission will also be available. LWSC | 781-596-2406

Hurricane Preparedness Resources
We have collected a variety of hurricane preparedness internet links which offer weather resources, preparedness tips and other hurricane related information.
Click here to view our Hurricane Resources and Information links.

2010 Street Listing With Trash/Recycling Info

Download our latest 2010 Street Listing containing your Trash/Recycle day, color and other information.

Lynn Trash and Recycling Days of Week Change Effective July 5th, 20I0

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To all our valued Lynn residents:

In order for us to serve you more efficiently, we are making the following changes:
from Blue Monday on Recycling to Blue Thursday
and Monday Trash to Thursday Trash Days including the following streets:

-Parkland Avenue (from Broadway to the entrance of the cemetery)
-Richardson Road
-Ellsworth and Springvale Terraces
-Springvale and Thompson Avenues
-Campbell, William, Hudson, Mansfield, Boynton and North Bend Streets
-Broadway Street (Odd side from Parkland to Boston Street)
-Boston Street (Odd side from Broadway to Entrance to cemetery)

Thank you for your understanding and patience
City of Lynn and Waste Management

Spring Clean Up: Leaf and Yard Waste Curbside Collection

During the Weeks of: April 26, 2010 and May 17, 2010

On Regular Trash Day
Leaves, Grass and Other Easily Raked Material
No Stumps, Rocks or Plastic Bags - Larger Materials Will Not Be Collected

Placed at the Curbside Before 7AM

For Information/Questions Please Call: 781-477-7099 or 781- 268-8000

The Sweepers Are Out!

DPW Commissioner Jay Fink has announced that “Operation Clean Sweep”, the City’s street sweeping program has now begun. The DPW crews have already begun cleaning the main roads first and are doing a great job.  Get ready, as your neighborhood could be next!

We are coordinating, on a weekly basis, each Ward’s sweeping schedules.  Sweeping will begin in Ward Seven next week followed by Wards Six, Five, Four, Three, Two and One; with the tentative citywide completion date targeted for Memorial Day.

Rember, Some Sweeping Tips Which Will Help:

  1. Sweeping operations are from 7AM to 3PM. The street sweeping schedule and pertinent information is publicized a week ahead in the daily newspaper, posted on Comcast Cable Channel 3 and the City of Lynn website @ – under Public Notices or the Department of Public Works.

  2. Inclement weather and emergencies sometimes cause delays, but if this happens, the sweepers will return the following week depending on the schedule.

  3. Remove all cars from the street on the day it will be swept, and encourage your neighbors to do the same.  Any vehicles, which impede sweeping operations, may be ticketed or towed in accordance with city ordinances.

  4. Sidewalks may be swept into the gutter but large piles of debris will not be acceptable.

The latest storms have meant a lot of clean up work for property owners.  The compost area on Circle Avenue has been opened for resident use only on Saturday’s from 7:30am – 2:30pm.

Residents are reminded that the week of April 25th will be a curbside collection of yard waste.  Leaves, grass and sticks may be placed in separate barrels or paper bags and placed curbside next to the regular trash on collection days.

“We are happy to help and assist, stated Commissioner Fink.  It is great to see the community take such pride in their yards and neighborhoods.”

Spring Dumpster Day Is May 15th, 2010


DROP OFF: Department of Public Works, 250 Commercial Street
DATE: Saturday, May 15, 2010 From 7AM To 2PM

A Disposal Fee will be charged for Drop-off of TV’S, CRT Monitors and Propane Tanks. Stickers are issued authorizing drop-offs. Stickers can be purchased on the designated Drop-off day or in advance at the Lynn DPW Administrative Office at 250 Commercial Street, Lynn.

Drop offs are also permitted every Tuesday from 8:30AM to 2:30PM

Disposal Rates: TV’s, CRT Monitors etc. - $10 each and Propane Tanks - $5 each

Drop off your old fluorescent light bulbs

Driver's Licence Required as Identification.
For More Information Please Call: 781-477-7099 or 781-268-8000

The 2010 Department of Public Works Citywide
Street Sweeping Program

The current Street Sweeping Schedule includes:

May 3 through May 7, 2010
April 26, through April 30, 2010
Day Date Ward Precinct Day Date Ward Precinct
Mon. 05/03
1, 2, 3 & 4
Mon. 04/26
1, 2 & 4
Tues. 05/04


1, 2, 3 & 4
Tues. 04/27
1, 2 , 3 & 4
Wed. 05/05
1, 2, 3 & 4
Wed. 04/28
1, 2 , 3 & 4
Thur. 0506
1, 2, 3 & 4
Thur. 04/29
1, 2 , 3 & 4
Fri. 05/07
1, 2, 3 & 4 Fri. 04/30
1, 2 , 3 & 4
This schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather. Should inclement weather prevent sweepers from working in your area as scheduled they will return 7 days from the date originally scheduled.

Also shown on Comcast Cable Channel 3. Sweeping operations will be conducted from 7AM – 3PM. Please sweep your sidewalks and remove all cars from the street, encouraging your neighbors to do the same will help for a cleaner LYNN. We call your attention to our request NOT to sweep gutter debris into piles. 

Where necessary, vehicles impeding sweeping operations will be ticketed or towed in accordance with City Ordinances.

Fall Cemetery Clean Up Dates

Walter Proodian, Chairman of the Pine Grove Cemetery Commission announces that the fall cleanup of the cemetery will commence on October 15, 2010 and will continue through November 1, 2010.  All summer planters and miscellaneous items will be removed starting October 15th. Vigil Lights, Mums and fall decorations will remain. Thank you for your cooperation.

Pine Grove Cemetery 2010 Spring Clean Up Announcment

Due to the inclement weather the Spring Clean Up of the Pine Grove Cemetery will commence on March 15, 2010 and will continue through April 15, 2010.

All winter blankets, planters, wreaths, baskets, potted plants, plastic decorations and all other miscellaneous items will be removed starting March 15, 2010.  The replacing of any of these items on the graves will be prohibited prior to April 15, 2010. Vigil Lights will not be removed. 

Thank you for your cooperation.

Lynn Expanding Recycling Program - October 2009

Lynn is expanding its recycling program by including all plastics. In the past, residents have been limited to recycling only plastics marked #1 and #2 in addition to paper, cardboard, glass, and cans. 

Recycling can now include any narrow-necked, screw-top plastic containers with symbols #3 through #7 (no Styrofoam, microwave trays or plastic bags). Paper and cardboard must be separated from the glass, plastics, and cans. Also, cardboard must be cut up and put in the bin or flattened no larger than 30 inches by 30 inches. Any paper or cardboard that is contaminated with food should be discarded in the trash (i.e. pizza boxes).

2009/2010 calendars and recycling bins are available at the Lynn DPW: 250 Commercial Street, Lynn, between the hours of 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 8:30 am to 8:00 pm on Tuesdays or 8:30 am to 12:30 pm on Fridays (781-268-8000).

Pine Grove Cemetery Lots For Sale - March 25, 2009

DPW Commissioner Jay J. Fink and Pine Grove Cemetery Chairman, Arthur Dulong, are reminding the community that now that the new “Starling Section” is complete, community interest has been generated much more than expected.  

Potential purchasers of double depth burial sites are encouraged to purchase PRIOR to June lst, 2009, as new rates will be in effect.  The Board of Cemetery Commissioners have approved that the current rate of $1000 for residents and $1400 for non-residents will be increased to $1250 and $1800 respectively.  The new rates are still substantially less than rates of our neighboring communities. 

Lynn residents and non-residents can purchase lots by application to the Cemetery Commission, while space is still available.  Payment, in full, in the form of a personal check or cashier’s check is required, as the department does not accept cash or credit cards.  For more detailed information, copies of the Pine Grove Cemetery’s approved rules and regulations and schedule of fees can be obtained at the DPW Administrative Offices located at 250 Commercial Street. For lot selection, an up-to-date plot plan is available to potential purchasers for viewing.

Local Retailers Offer Programs For Lynn Residents

Contact: Manny Alcantara
City Recycling Coordinator

DPW Commissioner Jay Fink has announced that the City of Lynn Department of Public Works, Recycling Division, has been notified that two local retailers, Home Depot and Best Buy have launched national in-store consumer recycling programs which will benefit Lynn residents. 

“The Home Depot chain has instituted a compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) recycling program, effective at all Home Depot locations” which will be great for the Lynn community says Commissioner Fink.  Switching from traditional light bulbs to CFLs is an easy change consumers can make to reduce energy use at home.  According to EPA, if every American switched one incandescent bulb to a CFL, it would save over $600 million in annual energy costs and prevent greenhouse gases equivalent to the emissions from 800,000 cars. 

However, fluorescent lamps do contain mercury, a naturally occurring toxin that can affect the nervous system.  Although no mercury is released when these products are in use or intact, when disposed of in the trash, crushed, incinerated or otherwise broken, mercury may be released into the environment.  Creating safe and easy ways to recycle these products is necessary in order for consumers to feel comfortable about adopting the new energy efficient bulbs.  Collection at retailers is one of the safest and most convenient ways to ensure proper disposal.  Customers can simply bring in expired, unbroken CFL bulbs and give them to the store associate behind the returns desk. The bulbs will be recycled responsibly by an environmental management company. Commissioner Fink encourages all Lynn citizens to take advantage of this program, any day, at nearby Home Depot stores. 

Commissioner Fink has also reminded the Lynn community that they may dispose of their old fluorescent bulbs on the city’s next scheduled drop off day, May 1, 2009, at the DPW facility, 250 Commercial Street, Lynn.

Additionally, the Best Buy chain has expanded its electronics recycling program whereby they will accept many consumer electronics, including TVs and monitors up to 32 inches in screen size, desktop and notebook computers, VCR and DVD players for a $10.00 charge.  The customer will immediately be presented with a $10.00 Best Buy gift card in return.  “This is quite an incentive” stated the Commissioner, and encourages our citizenry to participate.  While our citizens can discard these items any Tuesday from 8:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the DPW, the availability of an immediate drop-off at Best Buy is good news! For details visit the Best Buy Recycling Webpage

Battery Recycle Information

Car Batteries

- Auto Zone, 637 Lynnway, Lynn, MA 01905 -781-598-9200
- Caps Auto Wrecking Corp, 1069 Rear Western Ave., Lynn, MA 01905 - 781-598-4557;
Hours Monday – Friday 8am-5pm, Saturdays 8am-4pm

Batteries (A, AA, AAA, Rechargable, Nicad)
Radio Shack, 50 State St, Lynn, MA 01901
- Best Buy, 1201 Broadway, Saugus, MA 01906

Household Battery Note:
- It is safe to place alkaline batteries (AAA, AA, C, D and 9 volt) made after 1994 in the trash.


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