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Christmas Tree Curbside Collection (Jan. 14th - 18th, 2013)

Filed under: Home & Garden by News Staff at 9:33 am on January 3, 2013
Framingham DPW to pick up Christmas Trees weeks of January 23rd-27th, 2012.

Framingham DPW to pick up Christmas Trees week of January 14th-18th, 2013.

FRAMINGHAM, MA- The Christmas tree in your home is most likely very dried out -- and should be seen as a fire hazard.

The Town of Framingham Department of Public Works will be  collecting Christmas Trees during the week of  January 14th through the 18th, 2013.

During that week, you should put your tree on the curb on your normal trash collection day.

If you plan to leave the tree up for the next week or so, make sure there is plenty of water in the base.  Check the water daily.

On the other hand, if you've already started cleaning up, and moved the Christmas tree outdoors, you should make sure it is far away from any [cigarette] smoking areas or other possible sources of ...[read more]


2012 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

Filed under: Uncategorized by News Staff at 8:37 pm on July 21, 2012
Framingham Hazardous Waste Day, Saturday, August 11, 2012

Framingham Hazardous Waste Collection Day.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The Town of Framingham, Department of Public Works, solid Waste Division is holding its popular Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event on Saturday, August 11, 2012 from 9:00am to 1:00pm in the parking lot of the McCarthy Elementary School, 8 Flagg Drive, Framingham, MA.

There is no cost to dispose of hazardous waste materials.

Event is open to Framingham Residents Only - drivers license with Framingham address must be shown as proof of ...[read more]


Free Electronics Recycle Event for Framingham Residents

Filed under: General Interest by News Staff at 12:23 am on June 23, 2012
Town of Framingham - Recycle Event, July 11th, 2012

FREE Electronics Recycle Event for Framingham residents, July 11th, 2012.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - On Wednesday, July 11, 2012, from 12:00 Noon until 8:00pm, the Town of Framingham Recycling Center is holding a *Free! Electronics Recycle Event.

Framingham residents can drop off "anything with a power cord or a power button", (tv sets, computers, kitchen appliances, home entertainment equipment, computers, monitors, vacuum cleaners -- if it has a power cord or power button, they'll take it!)

Residents do not have to have a recycle center sticker for this event, but will be asked to produce a drivers license showing they are a Framingham resident.

*As this is being promoted as a "free" event, the Recycling Center will waive the normal $10 permit fee for residents who ...[read more]


Christmas Tree Curbside Collection (Jan. 23rd - 27th, 2012)

Filed under: Home & Garden by News Staff at 4:25 am on January 19, 2012
Framingham DPW to pick up Christmas Trees weeks of January 23rd-27th, 2012.

Framingham DPW to pickup Christmas Trees weeks of January 23rd-27th, 2012.

FRAMINGHAM, MA- It's been nearly a month since Christmas, and if you still have a Christmas tree in your home, it's most likely very dried out -- and could be a fire hazard at this point in time.

Dried out trees should be removed from your home or business and placed outdoors, away from any [cigarette] smoking areas or other possible sources of ignition until the tree can be properly disposed of.

The Town of Framingham Department of Public Works will be  collecting Christmas Trees during the week of  January 23rd through 27th, 2012. You should put your tree on the curb on your normal trash collection day.

The DPW will only pickup trees if all decorations, strands of lights, tinsel/garland, etc, have been removed -- and the tree can not be in a plastic bag, (or it will not be picked up).

For additional information about Christmas Tree Curbside Collection contact the Framingham Department of  Public Works, Solid Waste Division at:  (508) 532-6001.


Free Electronics Recycle Event for Framingham Residents

Filed under: Uncategorized by News Staff at 3:07 am on August 14, 2011
Framingham, MA - Electronics Recycle Event - Wednesday, August 31st, 2010 - Noon to 8:00pm

Framingham, MA - Electronics Recycle Event - Wednesday, August 31st, 2010 - Noon to 8:00pm

FRAMINGHAM, MA - On Wednesday, August 31, 2011, from 12:00 Noon until 8:00pm, the Town of Framingham Recycling Center is holding a *Free! Electronics Recycle Event.

Framingham residents can drop off "anything with a power cord or a power button", (tv sets, computers, kitchen appliances, home entertainment equipment, computers, monitors, vacuum cleaners -- if it has a power cord or power button, they'll take it).

Residents do not have to have a recycle center sticker for this event, but will be asked to produce a drivers license showing they are a Framingham resident.

*As this is being promoted as a "free" event, the Recycling Center will waive the normal $10 permit fee for residents who donate (1) non-perishable food item for each electronic item dropped-off.

The food items will be donated to Framingham-based food pantries.

Electronics will be recycled by E. L. Harvey & Sons, Inc.

The Framingham Recycling Center is located 255 Mt. Wayte Ave.,  (the building which was formerly the town incinerator is located between Franklin St. and Fountain St., across from the Juvenile Court, near Farm Pond).

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