DPW Spring, Summer and Fall Announcements

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Leaf and Yard Waste Drop Off | Saturday’s Only - Weather Permitting

Yard Waste is defined as leaves, grass clippings, garden materials, shrubs, hedge trimmings, weeds and brush and branches.

Rules for our drop off site for residents.

  • Required All Residents must present a Driver’s License ID to confirm City Residency before they are allowed to enter facility.
  • No yard waste from commercial sources will be accepted.
  • No plastic bags
  • Dumping materials other than yard waste and or on days the site is closed is strictly forbidden and is considered illegal dumping.
  • Lynn Residents may bring yard waste to the drop off site in bio-degradable paper bags or in barrels only.

The City of Lynn Department of Public Works Leaf and Yard Waste drop off site for “Lynn Residents Only” at 250 Commercial Street Lynn, Ma. Hours of operation
7:30 AM until 2:30 PM (Saturdays Only).

Leaf and Yard Waste Curbside Collection | To Be Announced

On Your Regular Recycling Day
See Schedule Below
Leaves, grass and other easily raked material
Twigs and Brush no larger than four (4) feet in length and 1 1/2 Inch diameter
To the curbside prior to 7 AM
Material must be placed in uncovered barrels or paper leaf bags
No stumps, rocks or plastic bags, larger materials will NOT be collected


Pine Grove Cemetery Cleanup | Fall 2018 To Be Announced

DPW Commissioner Andrew Hall and Arthur Dulong III, Chairman of the Pine Grove Cemetery Commission announces that the fall cleanup of the cemetery will commence on (To Be Announced) pending any weather delays.

Any summer planters and miscellaneous items left on the graves that will interfere with the fall clean-up and maintenance of the cemetery will be removed from the lots and graves. All fencing and borders must be removed.  Please cut back all perennial plants. Vigil Lights, Mums and fall decorations may remain. The replacing of any items on the graves will be prohibited during the cleanup period.

Any resident having questions or needing additional information may contact the Lynn DPW, Cemetery Division at (781) 268-8000 x13.

Thank you for your cooperation.

City of Lynn Rain Barrel Program | 2018

Click Here To Download Our Flyer And Application!

City of Lynn Offers Affordable Home Composter and Training 

The City of Lynn is now offering the home composter called the “Earth Machine” for $25 at the Department of Public Works (D.P.W.) thanks to funding from Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.  In addition, the City is offering trainings on how to compost by partnering with community groups such as the Food Project, the Lynn Community Garden Program and the Cook Street Garden.  Other trainings are now being scheduled with other partners.

“We are offering these composters and training to Lynn residents because it will decrease solid waste in the city of Lynn, and because it makes for a better city with more people composting and gardening” said Lisa Nerich, Associate Commissioner of Lynn D.P.W.   The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) estimates that food waste accounts for more than 25 percent of the waste stream in Massachusetts after recycling, that’s over 1 million tons per year. Diverting these materials from disposal facilities reduces the amount of waste going to landfills and incinerators and conserves natural resources.  Right now only 10% of food waste is diverted.    According to Mary Gatlin of the Lynn Community Gardens Program “Composting is a great way to divert food waste for residents, especially if they garden.  The composting process turns organic material, such as food waste, leaf and yard waste, and waxed cardboard into a rich soil amendment that will both improve their garden and lower the carbon footprint of the soil, and there is no cost other than the purchase of the composter”. 

Residents can download an order form from the Lynn DPW website and either mail in the form along with a check for $25 or take it into the Lynn D.P.W. and pay either with cash or a check.

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Street Sweeping Campaign | FALL 2018

The City of Lynn City-Wide Street Sweeping program is underway. The current schedule of operations is below.

Sweeping operations will be conducted from 7AM until 3 PM

Day Date Ward Precinct
Monday November 12th Holiday No Sweeping
  November 12th - -
Tuesday November 13th 4 1,2 3, & 4
  November 13th - -
Wednesday November 14th 4 2, 3 & 4
November 14th 3 1
Thursday November 15th 4 3 & 4
November 15th 3 1 & 2
Friday November 16th 4 4
November 16th 3 1,2 3, & 4
Day Date Ward Precinct
Monday November 19th 4 4
  November 19th 3 1,2 3, & 4
Tuesday November 20th 3 1,2 3, & 4
  November 20th - -
Wednesday November 21st 3 2, 3 & 4
November 21st - -
Thursday November 22nd Holiday No Sweeping
November 22nd - -
Friday November 23rd Day Off No Sweeping
November 23rd - -
Tips to Help Us to Keep Things Running on Schedule
This schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather.
Should inclement weather prevent sweepers from working in your area as scheduled, they will return seven (7) days from the date originally scheduled.

For public awareness, Lynn Community Television Channels 3 and 22
as well as Verizon Channels 37 and 38 also broadcast this schedule.
Sweeping operations will be conducted from 7 AM until 3 PM.

Please remove all cars from the street and encourage your neighbors to do the same for a cleaner LYNN.

Where necessary, vehicles impeding sweeping operations will be ticketed or towed in accordance with City Ordinances.

Leaves pushed into the streets from lawns will not be swept up.

Ongoing Downtown and Market Square Street Sweeping Program
Weekdays   Time Ward Precinct
Monday to Friday 4 Until 8 AM 4 2
  4 Until 8 AM 5 4
Ward 4 Streets Including But Not Limited To: Union, School, Violet, Baldwin, Joyce Pinkham Pl., Burchstead Pl., Smith, Pinkham, Union Ct., Union Pl., West Green to Friend Streets
Ward 5 Streets Including But Not Limited To: Munroe, Oxford, Andrew, Spring, Exchange, Mt Vernon, Liberty, Central Ave., Central Sq., Blake, Willow, City Hall Sq., Central Ave., Sutton, Washington from Essex to Broad Streets

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