The Town of Maynard is announcing automated curbside collection of single stream recycling. Every residence will receive a 95-gallon cart the week of July 31st through August 5th. The entire Town’s recycling will be picked up the week of August 7th and every other week thereafter. Additional carts may be purchased by calling E.L. Harvey. 38-gallon carts are also available for those that need a smaller cart.
With “single stream” recycling no separation of material is needed, i.e. glass, paper and plastic. All material must be in the cart to be collected and the cart must be curbside away from trash, mailboxes, etc. Set bins out by 7am clearly separated from trash. Bins containing improper materials will be left behind.
Here is the calendar showing the transition between the current blue/gray bins and the newer single-stream schedule:
The Town of Maynard Department of Public Works will begin annual hydrant flushing starting the week of June 12, 2017. Hydrant flushing is done to remove sediment from the pipes to order to maintain water clarity and quality in the distribution system. The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection encourages all public water supplies to complete hydrant flushing.
Hydrant flushing is part of the water system’s preventative maintenance program. Flushing helps to remove sediment from the distribution system which assists in maintaining water quality and clarity. Flushing also allows the Department of Public Works to test the hydrants for adequate flow and pressure, identify leaks in the distribution system and inspect gate valves.
While flushing hydrants in your neighborhood you may experience temporary discoloration of water in your home. High velocity flows during flushing scour sediment from inside the water mains and distribution system. While most of the sediment is flushed from the pipes, a small amount will remain suspended in the water and my cause the temporary discoloration.
Once hydrant flushing is done in your area, please make sure that both your hot and cold water are running clear. The Department of Public Works recommends running the hot and cold water faucets in your home for five to ten minutes after flushing is completed in your area. It is also recommended to change the water filter if you have a whole house filtration system installed in your home. Please note that discolored water may stain light colored laundry. There are a number of products available that can be added to your laundry to prevent stains.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Department of Public Works at 978-897-1317.
The Maynard Board of Selectmen held a Public Hearing on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 7:55 P.M. in Room 201 of the Maynard Town Building for the purposes of amending the Town Water and Sewer Rates. The new water and sewer rates are as follows:
WATER – in Town
SEWER – in Town
Water – non – resident
SEWER – non- resident
These rates shall become effective with the billing cycle of July 1, 2017. For additional information please call the Maynard Department of Public Works at 978-897-1317.