Community Cleanup to take place on Saturday May 6

On Saturday May 6 from 9 am to noon, the Melrose Recycling Committee will sponsor a cleanup of public spaces throughout the city. The event will be held in conjunction with the Ell Pond Committee’s annual cleanup and restoration of the Ell Pond area during the same time period. Volunteers should gather at the Memorial Knoll shoreline across from the middle school.  

With the support of the Melrose Department of Public Works, the Recycling Committee will be providing plastic gloves and trash bags and will be leading groups to clean up public spaces in Melrose, such as the Middle School and the High School grounds, the Commons, the skateboard park. Additional cleanup targets will depend on the number of volunteers who participate. The Recycling Committee will also be providing information on its ongoing BYOB (“Bring Your Own Bag”) initiative.

MRC’s community cleanup had previously been part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service in January, but has been moved to the spring to facilitate a more thorough cleanup.

The rain date for the event will be Sunday May 7.

The Recycling Committee ( meets the first Thursday of every month, typically at the library.  New members are welcome; call 781-775-5058 for more information.