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: https://watertown-ma.gov/738/Trash-and-Recycling

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.

See the Watertown Streets that Made the List for Reconstruction in 2022

The Department of Public Works proposes to reconstruct four streets in Watertown, and is looking at a longer streets to work on, too, in 2022. The DPW presented the proposed 2022 Road Program to the Council’s Public Works Committee, and it will be considered by the full Town Council at an upcoming meeting. The list includes four residential streets:

Boylston Street (Fairfield Street to Porter Street)Chester StreetLocke StreetChapman Street (Main Street to Highland Avenue)

The Council also designated $1.5 million for longer streets. This year Waverley Avenue made the list. In 2022, Highland Avenue is recommended for reconstruction, and in 2023, the DPW recommends doing roadwork on Morse Street and Fifth Avenue.

Water Main Break Impacting Streets in East Watertown

Residents of Cottage Street and several other streets in the area have been impacted by a water main break on Saturday morning. The Department of Public Works sent out the following information shortly after 9 a.m on Oct. 23, 2021. There is a water main break at 12 Cottage Street. The water has been shut down and part of Cottage Street and all of Sawin Street, Rifle Court and Lyon Street have no water right now.