Public Works Spring Programs

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Take advantage of the spring programs offered by the Public Works Department!
View the 2024 calendar (2 pages).

Nahant Street Yard Waste Site Opens April 6

The Nahant Street yard waste site will open on April 6 for disposal of leaves, grass, clippings, shrubs, and brush. Permits are $25 and can be obtained at the DPW office in Town Hall or online. Proof of residency is required. Permits must be renewed annually. Learn more about the site and view the schedule.

Mercury Collection April 24 and June 12

Residents can safely dispose of mercury at the Nahant Street site on April 24 and June 12 from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. A permit is not required for this service.

At-Home Compost Bin Sale Through May 23

UPDATE: A few bins are still available and the deadline to order has been extended to May 23.
If you’re interested in composting at home, consider taking advantage of our current at-home compost bin sale. Wakefield’s Public Works Department is offering residents at-home composting bins from Earth Machine for $55. The Earth Machine has an 80-gallon capacity, is BPA free, features a twist-locking lid, and is designed with a harvest door for easy compost removal. Read about the at-home bin and how you can place your order.

Curbside Yard Waste Collection May 18

Spring curbside leaf collection will take place on May 18. Yard waste must be curbside prior to 7 a.m. in biodegradable paper bags or barrels. Plastic bags cannot be collected.

New Opportunities for Recycling and Upcycling Through June 1

Wakefield’s Public Works Department is offering the opportunity to recycle/upcycle eyeglasses and cell phones at Town Hall through June 1. Collection boxes are located in the vestibule just inside the front door. Learn more about this initiative.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event June 22

Reading and Wakefield co-host hazardous waste days for residents of these two communities. The spring event will take place on June 22, 2024, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Reading Public Works facility (75 New Crossing Rd.)  Read about the materials that can be collected.