Friday, November 9, 2012
Large amount of yard waste due to Hurricane Sandy forced collectors to fall behind schedule, but they will be making up for it this week.
The following was provided by the Westwood Department of Public Works: Due to Hurricane Sandy and the abundance of yard waste and debris from the storm, yard waste collection is running behind schedule. Waste Management will have an additional crew in Westwood Monday, November 12th and Tuesday, November 13th. The additional crew will collect all yard waste that was not collected the week of November 5th-9th. Waste Management will be in town collecting yard waste for the entire month of November.
The Westwood Department of Public Works has some updates on road construction.
The following information was provided to Patch by the Westwood Department of Public Works: Everett Street and Thatcher Street are now open to traffic. Brook Street will be open on Monday, November 12. Fox Hill Street will be open on Thursday, November 15.
Friday, November 2, 2012
The Westwood Department of Public Works announces that they will have a dumpster for excess trash due to Hurricane Sandy.
Friday, November 2, 2012
The following information was provided by the Westwood Department of Public Works: The Town will have a dumpster located at 50 Carby St for residents that have excess trash due to the recent storm and power outages. Trash should be limited to perishable food that needs to be discarded and will not fit in your weekly trash. Please do not use this dumpster for bulk items, outside storm debris, or regular trash that will fit in your weekly trash collection. The dumpster will be staffed from 7-3 Monday through Friday and Saturday, November 10th from 8am-12pm.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Here are some instructions as well on how to dispose of your old trash containers.
Trash collection has been delayed one day this week because of Hurricane Sandy. If you're normal trash pick-up day is Thursday, for example, it will be Friday this week. The usual trash schedule will resume next week. In other trash pick-up news, Waste Management and the Town of Westwood will be hosting a collection event on December 1, 2012 from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. at Westwood High School for old recycling and trash containers. Both plastic and metal containers will be collected. If you have any additional questions, you should contact the Department of Public Works at 781-257-2587.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
After spending the past three months as the Interim Co-Director of the Westwood Department of Public Works, the Board of Selectmen recently removed the Interim tag from longtime DPW employee Todd Korchin's job title.
Longtime Westwood Department of Public Works employee Todd Korchin recently spoke with Patch about his appointment to the DPW Director's post. In the chat, Korchin, who just purchased a house in Westwood with his wife and children, reflected upon his early days with the DPW, how he's grown over the years, getting the new job and his outlook for the future. Patch: What was your first reaction when you heard that the Board of Selectmen has chosen you as the new DPW Director? Korchin: I was very, very excited. I was a heavy equipment operator 10 years ago, and two years ago I became a highway superintendent. It's been an amazing ride, and I hope to continue to prosper. Patch: How did you you get your start with the DPW here in Westwood? …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Here is some information, courtesy of the Westwood Department of Public Works, about the new barrels being used and the proper way to use them.
All Westwood residents should have recently received new recycling barrels that were delivered by Waste Management. The Department of Public Works wants to make sure everyone knows how to properly place the barrels curbside. There are two photographs with this story, one of which shows the correct way, while the other shows an example of an incorrect way. The correct way to place the barrels is to have them curbside by 7 a.m. on trash day about 3-4 feet apart. The pick-up schedule will remain the same, and you can recycle anything with the recycling logo on it. In addition, if you have a question about whether something can be recycled, you can view the Recycling and Trash Guide on the town website. The town is asking all residents to try …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The following is a listing of upcoming road constructions and their expected dates. Westwood residents should plan their commutes accordingly as they should expect delays during these time periods.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The following information was provided by Chris Gallagher, Deputy Director of Public Works for the Town of Westwood: Brook Street is scheduled to close near the Walpole Fish and Game from Monday September 17 through October 26. The culvert that connects Pettees Pond and Willetts Pond will be replaced. Traffic looking to access Pettees Pond Lane and up to the Walpole Fish and Game club will do so via North St. Thatcher St Site preparation is scheduled to begin Monday September 17, this will include erosion control and drainage work. Asphalt work is scheduled to take place the week of October 8. During this phase of the project the road will be open to local traffic only. Fox Hill St Site preparation is schedule to take place the week of …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
For just $10, you can get rid of your hazardous waste.
For those of you looking to dispose of any hazardous waste you don't know how to get rid of, Westwood will once again be having Hazardous Waste Day. Hazardous waste day will be held on September 29 this year at 50 Carby Street between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m., and it will only cost $10 per car. Here is a list of things you can bring with you on Hazardous Waste Day: Please note, though, that there are some things that you are asked not to bring. These include: The Department of Public Works also recommends these safety tips:
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Residents can win the money through the town's partnership with Recyclebank and Waste Management.
Come the fall, Westwood will begin rolling out its new automated trash and recycling collection program. Part of a five-year contract with Waste Management, the program is designed to help boost Westwood's recycling. But there's an extra bonus. Westwood is also taking part in a program organized through SC Johnson known as the SC Johnson Green Choices Recycling Challenge that could win the town $100,000. The initiative is part of a nationwide contest that aims to increase recycling by 50 communities throughout the country. The town or city with the highest reported recycling participation will receive a $100,000 grant from SC Johnson to put toward a local sustainability project. "I think it's a great thing for the town itself, and the …
Monday, March 19, 2012
Find out what else the DPW is up to in town this week.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Among other work this week, the Westwood Department of Public Works will send out asphalt crews to tend to any potholes and patch work on Downey Street and other areas throughout town. Here's a roundup of what else the DPW will be working on this week in Westwood: The Westwood DPW has also issued the following reminders for residents during the winter months: The Westwood Department of Public Works - which maintains the town's streets, drainage systems, sewer collection systems, fields, grounds, cemetery, water quality, trash collection and disposal, recycling collection, public facilities and provides snow removal - is busy every day working to keep the roads safe for residents. Have a question for the DPW? Let us know in the comments …