Monday, August 13, 2012
The Medfield Transfer Station is now accepting rigid plastics like children's furniture, clothes baskets, etc., and has recycled more than two loads in the short time the program has been in effect.
The transfer station is now recycling rigid plastics and, so far, it has been a solid hit. Department of Public Works Ken Feeney said that, in the short time the program has been up and running, two and one-half loads of rigid plastics have been removed. Recycling rigid plastics results in a savings to the environment as well as a savings to the town since it is two and one-half loads less that needs to be hauled to the incinerator, and the cost for hauling trash is $74.10 a ton versus recycling at $35 a ton. A special area labeled “Clean Rigid Plastic Only” is located to the right of the large household trash building. Casella Recycling has issued these guidelines: Acceptable Plastics: Non-Acceptable Components:
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Town officials say the down economy, and high price of metal, has led to pickers raiding the metal pile at the transfer station.
Town officials say people are stealing discarded items from the metal pile at the transfer station. “We are having some trouble with the metal pile because people are going down there and stealing it because they can get a good rate,” Town Administrator Michael Sullivan told the Board of Selectmen at their last meeting. “Yes, people are picking,” said Ken Feeney, Superintendent of Medfield’s Department of Public Works. “The metal has been a problem and my guys are doing a pretty good job and staying on top of it. The area is so clean because that’s what they do: When someone puts something in there, they go back and grab it and put it in the dumpster so people can’t pick it.” Feeney said they have talked to people who are picking “…
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Effective July 1, hauling fees for regular trash will increase to $74.01 per ton, more than twice the cost of single-stream recycling at $35 per ton.
Medfield Town Administrator Michael Sullivan says resident participation in the town’s recycling program is up nearly four percent from 23 to 27 percent but there is still room for improvement, especially with an increase in hauling fees on the horizon. Sullivan told the Board of Selectmen Tuesday night that, effective July 1, the cost for hauling trash to the Millbury incinerator will increase $1.73 per ton – from $72.28 to $74.1 per ton – more than twice the cost of single-stream recycling at $35 a ton. He said that, while recycling efforts are up, there is still room for improvement. “People here are very good … 95 percent of the people in town are very cooperative and very willing to do things but you’ve got some where there’s a sense …
Friday, April 6, 2012
Here's a look at the day ahead for Friday, April 6.
Today is Good Friday: Good Friday is observed on the Friday before Easter Sunday. On this day, Christians commemorate the passion, or suffering, and death on the cross of the Lord, Jesus Christ. Today's Forecast: Friday's weather, according to the National Weather Service based in Taunton, calls for sunny, with a high near 54. North wind between 8 and 11 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 29. North wind between 5 and 8 mph. Noteable Events: Rail Trail Information Session Set for Saturday: A Medfield Rail Trail information session will be held at the Medfield Senior Center on Ice House Road on Saturday, April 7 from 10 to noon. The Bay Colony Rail Trail Study Committee will give a brief …
Friday, December 30, 2011
Here's a look at the day ahead.
Five Things You Need To Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Check back later for more, and let us know what you think of the feature in the comments section. Today's Forecast: Friday's weather, according to the National Weather Service based in Taunton, calls for a slight chance of showers after 9 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46. South wind between 3 and 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Friday Night: A chance of showers, mainly after 9 p.m. Cloudy, with a low around 38. South wind between 3 and 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. Notable Events: Get Medfield Patch headlines in your …
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Here's a look at the day ahead.
Five Things You Need To Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Today's Forecast: Thursday's weather, according to the National Weather Service based in Taunton, calls for sunny, with a high near 34. West wind between 10 and 14 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Thursday Night: A slight chance of snow showers after 1 a.m. Increasing clouds, with a low around 27. Southwest wind between 8 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Notable Events: Get Medfield Patch headlines in your Newsfeed on Facebook, search Medfield Patch and click "Like" or follow us on Twitter @MedfieldPatch.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Here's a look at the day ahead.
Today's Forecast: Tuesday's weather, according to the National Weather Service based in Taunton, calls for increasing clouds, with a high near 52. Southwest wind between 6 and 11 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Tuesday Night: Rain, mainly before 3 a.m. Low around 44. South wind 7 to 10 mph becoming south between 15 and 18 mph. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible. Notable Events: Medfield High School Warriors' Tuesday: The boys' varsity basketball team will travel to Oliver Ames High School in Easton today for a winter basketball tournament. Get Medfield Patch headlines in your Newsfeed on Facebook, search Medfield Patch and click "…
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
As a result of last weekend's October Nor'easter, the Medfield Transfer Station will be open all week to assist residents in their cleanup from the storm.
The Medfield Transfer Station will be open every day from Oct. 31 to Nov. 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for all Medfield residents with valid transfer station stickers, according to the Town of Medfield. The expanded hours are a result of this past weekend's October Nor'easter that caused mass power outages throughout town and many downed trees in the area. The additional hours of operation enables residents to clean up from the storm. The transfer station schedule for the month of November is Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9a.m. to 4 p.m. A reminder, the Town of Medfield will not be picking up brush from private trees. "The DPW is keeping the transfer station open through Sunday for people to get rid of anything that has spoiled …
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Discovering all there is to be had at the Transfer Station's Swap Area.
Its reputation preceded it though I was a bit skeptical – how could all of the rave reviews be true? But then I saw it for myself … the Swap Area at the Transfer Station. This area of the Transfer Station is set aside for gently-used items that one person no longer wants but another person could surely use. You name it, it’s there. On my first trip to the Swap Area, I discovered books, toys (including a large plastic playhouse), furniture (including end tables and lamps), rugs, housewares (from can openers to dishes), holiday items, and yard tools (including two lawn trimmers). This week, one lucky treasure seeker scored a nearly-new wicker patio set that was in excellent condition. The four-piece set presented a bit of a problem when it…
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Over 100 Medfield residents assisted the Electronix Redux team of Norfolk in recycling almost four tons of electronic waste at the Aug. 6 e-waste event at the town's Transfer Station.
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Tuesday, August 16, 2011
The launch of the new e-waste recycling program at the Town of Medfield Transfer Station on Aug. 6th was an overwhelming success. Medfield is a little “greener” this month thanks to the cooperation of Medfield residents, the Medfield Transfer Station and Electronix Redux Corp. of Norfolk. Over 100 town residents assisted the Electronix Redux team in recycling almost 4 tons of electronic waste without a hitch. Residents flowed efficiently through the e-waste drop-off station as they handed off old televisions, computers, cell phones, and other expired electronics throughout the day, filling the company’s 18-foot box truck to its limit. Electronic waste or “e-waste” as it is sometimes called, can contain harmful heavy metals such as …