City Hosting $20 Mattress and Box Spring Collection at Recycling Event

The City of Watertown sent out the following information:

Watertown is offering $20 mattress and box spring collection at the Recycling Event on Saturday, March 25, 2023. The event will be held at 57 Stanley Ave in Watertown from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

There is a limit of 2 units per household (a unit is either a mattress or box spring). Residents can pay with cash or with credit card at the event, payable to HandUp Mattress, the vendor that will be collecting the units. This recycling option will only be available until the truck is full, so if you would like to bring a mattress/box-spring, please consider coming early! Learn more about the event and other materials to bring.

Lights on the Delta Shining in Honor of Indigenous Peoples Day

Charlie BreitroseThe new lights on the trees on the Watertown Square Delta can change colors and display patterns. This picture shows what the trees looked like in December 2019. The following announcement was provided by Jennifer Wolfrum on behalf of members of the Pigsgusset Initiative:

As part of Watertown Celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day, the Watertown City Council proclaimed Monday, October 10th as Indigenous Peoples Day. Aligned with this Proclamation, Councilor Nicole Gardner asked the Department of Public Works to make the colors of the lights on the Delta to reflect a central aspect of Indigenous culture. The red, yellow, white and black lights represent the colors of the medicine wheel, which is important to Indigenous People and their spiritual worldview.

Trash and Recycling Collection Delayed by Patriots Day, See Upcoming Holidays

Watertown DPWWatertown trash and recycling toters. The Watertown Department of Public Works sent out the following information:

Due to the Patriots Day holiday on Monday, April 18, 2022, the trash and recycling pickup schedule is Tuesday, April 19 through Saturday, April 23, 2022. Learn more about Trash and Recycling here:

A holiday postpones Trash and Recycling collection by one day. Here are the rest of the 2022 holidays:

Juneteenth June 20 – NO DELAY

Independence Day July 4

Labor Day September 5

Columbus Day October 10

Veterans Day November 11

Thanksgiving Day November 24

Christmas Day December 25

NO DELAY – normal schedule M-F (12/26-12/30)

US Rep. Clark Coming to Watertown to Celebrate Infrastructure Investment

Congresswoman Katherine Clark

The following announcement was provided by the City of Watertown:

On Tuesday, February 15, 2022, Assistant Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Katherine Clark (MA-5) will visit Watertown, MA to celebrate the American Rescue Plan’s investment in the city’s water infrastructure, including the removal of lead pipes. Clark will be joined by State Representative Steve Owens and State Senator Will Brownsberger as well as local city officials. Signed into law in March 2021, the American Rescue Plan has paved the way for America’s rapid economic recovery. It provided free vaccines, reopened schools, helped small businesses to stay afloat, and made direct investments in local community infrastructure, like the water improvements being celebrated in Watertown, MA. WHO: Katherine Clark (D-MA-5), Assistant Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives, State Representative Steve Owens, State Senator Will Brownsberger, Greg St.

Snow Emergency Has Ended in Watertown

The Watertown Department of Public Works sent out the following announcement about the snow emergency put in place during the blizzard on Jan. 29. The Snow Emergency has been lifted as of 7 AM on Monday, January 31, 2022. Thank you for your patience as the Department of Public Works cleared out the snow over the weekend. There may be some snow removal this evening.

Christmas Tree Collection Schedule Announced by Watertown DPW

Watertown residents can dispose of their Christmas trees through the month of January, the Department of Public Works announced. Trees will be collected on normal trash days through the end of January. The DPW said that all lights and ornaments should be removed, and they should not be put in a bag. “The city will only collect the tree itself,” the DPW announcement said. “Please be patient about the timing of when your tree is picked up.