Street Sweeping Schedule for 2014 - Street sweeping began on April 7, 2014, and a goal was set to complete all streets by Memorial Day. The schedule will be updated as the work progresses, and notices will be issued through "DPW News" so please sign up for these notifications.
READY FOR SPRING CLEANING?
Wachusett Watershed Regional Recycle Center
The Wachusett Watershed Regional Recycling Center,131 Raymond Huntington Highway, West Boylston 01583, offers these Spring 2014 events:
Saturday, May 17, 8 to 11 a.m. --Free Document Shredding. Electronics, bulk, recycling and swap will also be collected.
Saturday, June 21, 8 a.m. to noon -- Chemical and Paint collection with fee. Also all bulk, recycle, reuse and electronics.
The Regional Recycle Center is open for recycling and bulk items every Monday 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday 9 to 11 a.m. and Wednesday 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. More volunteers are wanted.
The Recycling Center is open to residents of seven Wachusett Towns: Boylston, Holden, Paxton, Princeton, Rutland, Sterling and West Boylston. The collection is provided by Wachusett Earthday, the Department of Conservation and Recreation, and the seven Towns.
The Center welcomes bicycles, household goods, reusable furniture, crafts, sporting goods and appliances for swap or to be passed on to families in need. Each large appliance or large furniture item costs $5 for potential disposal.
Check www.wachusettearthday.org or Town web sites for updates or to volunteer. Directions to the Wachusett Watershed Regional Recycling Center: I-190, Exit 5, north one block on Route 140 to light, left on Legg Road and travel 0.8 mile to the entrance on the right. Or Laurel Street, West Boylston or Manning Street, Holden to Raymond Huntington Highway (parallel with I-190 at Holden/West Boylston town line), and travel 0.9 mile to the entrance on the left.
PRIVATE WAYS - A discussion on Paper Streets and Private Ways was held by the Board of Selectmen at their November 6, 2013 meeting. Click here to view the presentation on the topic by Jeanne McKnight, Esq., of Kopelman and Paige.
Wastewater Collection System Presentation - given by Weston and Sampson to the Board of Selectmen at their September 7, 2011 meeting. Click here.
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River Road Closed Until Further Notice
Due to the Asian Longhorned Beetle infestation, no natural wood materials (twigs, leaves, trunks, branches or stumps) can be removed from West Boylston, regardless of whether or not the material is infested. Please dispose of materials within the town. See the Leaf & Yard Waste page for information on the 271 Laurel Street Brush Dump.
The Department of Public Works was created by Town Meeting vote in May of 2004 and consolidates the functions of the Office of the Tree Warden, Streets and Parks Department and the Sewer Department.