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Director Of Public Works
Assistant Director
Chelsea City Yard
380 Beacham St.
Chelsea, MA 02150
(617) 466-4200
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Mike Sandoval -Community Services Administrator
phone: 617-466-4207

Chelsea’s Annual Household Hazardous Waste Day

When:   Saturday May 16, 2015

Where:   Chelsea High School’s Carter Street Parking Lot

Who:      Chelsea Residents (Proof of Residency Required)

Waste Limit:  No more than 25 gallons (liquid) or 25 pounds (solid) per vehicle.  Residents will be required to pay for excess volumes.



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Don't Break the Law Taking Out the Trash!

Waste Bans are priohibitions on the disposal and transfer for disposal of certain toxic and/or recyclable items.  Waste bans are intended to encourage reuse and/or recycling of certain waste materials, conserve disposal capacity, and reduce adverse environmental impacts from waste materials containing toxic substances.

2015 Yard Waste Pickup Schedule

We have added several additional weeks this year, including one each month throughout the summer.
Place leaves, grass and other easily raked materials in paper yard bags or loose in barrels. 
Yard Waste will only be collected  curbside on your regular trash day.
No plastic bags, no branches.                                                      

April 27 - May 1
July 6 - July 10
October 5 - October 9
May 11 - May 15
August 3 - August 7
November 2 - November 6
May 26 - May 30
September 8 - September 12
November 16- November 20
June 8 - June 12
December 7 - December 11
June 22- June 26

Yard Waste Drop-Off Hours
If you just can't wait for a pickup week, yard waste can be dropped off at the City Yard, 380 Beacham Street Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 2:00PM
and most Saturdays 8:00AM - 12:00 Noon (Call first - 617-466-4300)
The Public Works Department has two styles of compost bins available for sale to residents at  great savings through a DEP grant.

Compost is one of nature's best mulches and soil amendments, and you can use it instead of commercial fertilizers. Best of all, compost is cheap. You can make it without spending a cent. Using compost improves soil structure, texture, and aeration and increases the soil's water-holding capacity. Compost loosens clay soils and helps sandy soils retain water. Adding compost improves soil fertility and stimulates healthy root development in plants. The organic matter provided in compost provides food for microorganisms, which keeps the soil in a healthy, balanced condition. Nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus will be produced naturally by the feeding of microorganisms, so few if any soil amendments will need to be added.

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First Saturday of the month
from April to October
8:00AM - 12:00 Noon

Chelsea City Yard, 380 Beacham Street
Oil-based paints only

Latex paint should be opened, allowed to dry and then discarded with your regular trash.

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at the DPW Office at City Hall, Room 310
Call 617-466-4200 for more information

Bins are collected every week on your regular trash day and must be placed curbside no later than 7:00AM

Chelsea City Hall 500 Broadway, Chelsea, MA 02150    Phone: (617) 466-4000    Website Disclaimer