Trash Sticker Price Increase

Effective January 1, 2020 the Town of Maynard’s “Pay-As-You-Throw” program will be implementing changes to the sticker price and usage requirements for Town wide solid waste pickup to the following amounts:

Trash ItemCurrent PricePrice Effective January 1, 2020
15-gallon bag sticker$1.00$2.00
32-gallon bag sticker$2.00$4.00
Bulk items that weigh less than 39 lbs. or up to three feet long$10.00$14.00

 Please visit the DPW’s Solid Waste and Recycling page for the details and background of this change.

Great Road Construction Activity

Starting on or around Monday 11/18/19, Detour Construction will be working on Great Road installing loam and seed adjacent to recently constructed sidewalks.

All roads will remain open, but at times may be subject to alternating one-way traffic. Temporary pedestrian detours may be employed in order to reconstruct the existing sidewalks. Police Details will be deployed.

We will make every effort to notify residents of any substantial schedule changes.  If you have any questions please contact the Maynard DPW at 978-897-1317 or dpw@townofmaynard.net.

DPW: 2019 Fall Paving Program (UPDATED 12-Nov)

UPDATED! 12-Nov: The Town of Maynard has contracted with Massachusetts Broken Stone Company to reconstruct six (6) roadways within the Town of Maynard in the fall of 2019.

We are pleased to report that the DPW’s paving contractors have completed paving on:

  • Acton Street
  • Brown Street
  • Great Road
  • Mockingbird Lane
  • Nason Street
  • Mill Street
  • Glenwood Cemetery “upper section”

We would like to thank our contractors Mass Broken Stone & P.J. Keating in completing these projects. The DPW would also like to thank all Maynard residents for their patience and understanding during this process.

We will make every effort to notify residents of any substantial schedule changes.  If you have any questions please contact the Maynard DPW at   dpw@townofmaynard.net or 978-897-1317.

Results of Maynard Drinking Water Source Sampling

This summer, the MA Department of Environmental Protection and the Environmental Protection Agency sampled Maynard drinking water wells to test for per– and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a group of man-made chemicals that include PFOA, PFOS, GenX, and many other chemicals. The federal limit of these chemicals in drinking water is 70 Parts Per Trillion (PPT). The MA Department of Environmental Protection is considering decreasing the limit in Massachusetts to 20 PPT.

Results of the Maynard sampling ranged from 4.1 to 9.4 PPT, significantly below the federal limit, and the proposed state limit. Based on these results, the Town Administrator’s Office agrees with the town’s water engineering firm Stantec, that PFAS/PFOA at the current drinking water sources is not a concern at this time.

UPDATE: Regional Water Quality Sample Results (Nov 2019)

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection issued a Notice of Responsibility to the Department of Fire Services (DFS) on October 24th, 2019 citing levels of per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) detected in water in White Pond and the DFS grounds.

PFAS is a common chemical, and specifically found in fire suppression materials, namely AFFF foam. DFS no longer uses materials containing PFAS in their fire training.

DFS hired GZA as a Licensed Site Professional (LSP) to investigate the origins of the contamination, the scope of the contamination, and the possible migration of the contamination.

White Pond is not a current water source for the Town of Maynard, however the Town does retain rights to utilize this source.

To obtain details on this investigation and findings:

  1. Click here to access the MassDEP website
  2. Under the Release Tracking Number (RTN), select “2” for the region and enter “0021045” for the tracking id
  3. Click on the Search button.

DPW: Town-wide Construction Projects Update

Sidewalk and Pedestrian Crossing Improvements

Work at Summer Street near Glendale Street and work at Summer/Main/Waltham Streets will be starting the week of 10/21/19, and continuing through mid-November 2019.

Glenwood Cemetery Paving Program

Work will be starting the week of 10/21/19, and was completed in mid-November 2019.

2019 Fall Paving Program (various streets)

Work will be starting the week of 10/21/19, and continuing through mid-November 2019.  Click here for details and updates.

Great Road Sidewalk Work

Work is partially complete and will continue into mid-November 2019 until complete. Please note that the area of Great Road in front of the Town schools is an active construction zone. Residents should do their best to stay out of the work areas as trip and fall hazards could exist within the work areas.

RFQ: Green Meadow School Building Envelope

Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to perform a two phase envelope assessment at the Green Meadow Elementary School (GMES),  5 Tiger Drive, Maynard MA 01754.

Phase 1: Roofing system assessment.
Phase 2: Complete the envelope study for the remainder of the building.

Qualifications due October 31, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. to Town Administrator’s Office, Town Hall, 195 Main Street, Maynard, MA 01754.

To Access the proposal:

  1. Pick up a paper copy at the Town Administrator’s Office at Maynard Town Hall, 195 Main Street, Maynard, MA.
  2. Download the digital packet (updated 28-Oct-2019, including addendum 1)

The paper RFQ packet may be obtained between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (Monday, Wednesday and Thursday), 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Thursday) and 8:00 a.m. to noon (Friday).

The names and contact information of those who pick up the RFQ packet at Maynard Town Hall will be recorded, so they may be contacted and provided information with regard to any and all questions, changes, modifications, etc. prior to the submission date.

NOTE: If you access the RFQ packet via the Town’s municipal website, you must contact Becky Mosca, Administrative Assistant, at bmosca@townofmaynard.net so that your name and contact information can be recorded. Include email, phone number, address, contact name and name of business/firm.

Town Seeks Volunteers for Capital Planning Committee

The Town Administrator’s Office is seeking volunteers to be considered for an appointment by the Board of Selectmen to the town’s official Capital Planning Committee.

The committee is meant to help the town assess its needs and fiscal capabilities regarding capital planning. Per Town By-Laws, the committee is composed of five (5) members. They would work closely with the Town Administrator’s Office, the Finance Director, and all town departments, and meet regularly to develop a capital improvement plan to submit as part of the overall town budget.

For more information on the tasks of the committee, please see the Town Charter’s Section 6-7.

For questions, please contact the Town Administrator’s Office: gjohnson@townofmaynard.net

DPW: Sidewalk and Pedestrian Crossing Improvements

The Town of Maynard has contracted with McIver Bros. Construction to reconstruct sidewalks and provide new pedestrian crossing equipment on Summer Street in the vicinity of the Fine Arts Theater and at the intersection of Summer Street, Main Street and Waltham Street.

Sidewalk reconstruction efforts will begin between September 16-30, 2019 and will continue for about 8 weeks.  Construction activities will include reconstruction of existing sidewalks and updating of pedestrian equipment at the locations indicated above.  All roads will remain open, but at times may be subject to alternating one-way traffic. Temporary pedestrian detours may be employed in order to reconstruct the existing sidewalks. Police Details will be deployed.

We will make every effort to notify residents of any substantial schedule changes.  If you have any questions please contact the Maynard DPW at 978-897-1317 or dpw@townofmaynard.net.