Following impassioned discussions about trash in the North End at the last two meetings, the Neighborhood Council will host Dennis Roache, Boston Superintendent for Waste Reduction at the November meeting Monday November 13th 7pm at the Nazzaro Center. All residents are encouraged to attend - to listen and have their voices heard.
The City's current trash contract with Capitol Waste Services expires in seven months. Roche has stated that he aims to shake up the residential trash collection process and that the city hopes to move away from awarding contracts based solely on who bids the lowest.
Ideas heard from elected officials, Council members, and the public at previous meetings include:
- Piloting a containerization initiative where residents would deposit their trash in large city-owned receptacles instead of piling it on the sidewalks.
- Shifting to an evening/nighttime pickup schedule so that trash doesn't sit out overnight and isn't blocking sidewalks during the morning commute.
- Switching back to a three-day-a-week schedule.
- Moving pickup start times later in the day.
See our previous coverage on trash:
In addition to Mr. Roche, MassDOT will also be in attendance to give an update on the North Washington Street Bridge construction and Branch Librarian Catherine Halpin will provide an update on upcoming library programs.
What: November Neighborhood Council Meeting
When: Monday, November 13th, 7pm at the Nazzaro Center
Agenda: Trash, bridges, libraries