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Upcoming Chelmsford Board of Health Events

   Friday, April 18th, 2014 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

CMMCP helicopterAerial spraying for mosquito larvae

The Towns of BILLERICA and CHELMSFORD conduct helicopter applications of the biological larvicide, BTI, to control mosquito larvae usually the third week of April each year (April 21-April 26 2014). The applications will be conducted over specific large wetlands within the two communities. Applications will be done between daybreak and dusk. You may see a helicopter circling your area, particularly near wetlands.

Richard J. Day,
Chelmsford Board of Health
Richard Berube,
Billerica Health Department

There is an online map of the spray areas [pdf] on the Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control Project website, as well as a description of the process.

Anyone with questions should contact the Chelmsford Board of Health, 50 Billerica Road, Chelmsford, MA 01824, 978-250-5241.


recycleHousehold Hazardous Waste Day, Saturday, April 26, 2014, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

HHW day located at the back parking lot of the Town Offices. Drive in through Chelmsford Street only.

Some household items collected are oven cleaners, antifreeze, car/boat batteries, stains, oil paints, pool chemicals,etc. See the complete list of household hazardous waste materials to be collected on page 6 of the 2013-2014 Chelmsford Recycles flyer [pdf].

Any questions, please contact the Board of Health Office at 978.250.5241 or the Office of Recycling/Solid Waste at 978.250.5203.

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Chelmsford Curbside Recycling Program

   Thursday, July 3rd, 2008 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Town of Chelmsford SealTown of Chelmsford
New Appliance, CRT and Tire Collection Program
Effective July 1, 2008

The Town of Chelmsford has contracted with Appliance Recyclers for a Town-wide curbside recycling program.

One call does it all! No more waiting for town drop offs AND no more waiting in line!

Chelmsford residents can schedule pick-up date and time either by calling 877-228-2898 or visiting www.applrecy.com. Payment options include paying directly by credit card, check or pay online at www.applrecy.com.

Listed in the table are their prices for specific items, and these prices will be effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2010. Appliance Recyclers is also able to take other items (call for prices).

Item Price/Item
White Goods with Freon* $12
White Goods without Freon** $10
Large CRTs, televisions and other monitors (27" screen or greater measured on the diagonal). Pickup of CRT includes CPU, keyboard, mouse and desktop printer. $20
Small CRTs, televisions and other monitors (13"- 26" screen measured on the diagonal). Pickup of CRT includes CPU, keyboard, mouse and desktop printer. $10
Smaller electronics category including: CRTs or flat monitors 12" or less, laptops, VCRs, DVD players, etc. $5
Tires (Automobile, SUV or pickup truck) $5
Other large metal items: furnaces, boilers, radiators, wood stoves, metal storage sheds, metal bulkheads, snow blowers, lawn mowers, metal bathtubs, treadmills or garage door openers and just about anything else made of metal $10
* White Goods with Freon include: refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers. Resident MUST remove refrigerator and freezer doors!
** White Goods without Freon include: washers, dryers, stoves, dishwasher, trash compactors, hot water heaters.

How the program will work:

  1. Residents will call Appliance Recyclers, Inc. at 877-228-2898 (toll free) and tell them what needs to be collected.
  2. Appliance Recyclers, Inc. will take payment either by mailed check, credit card or online through their website at www.applrecyl.com.
  3. Appliance Recyclers, Inc. will tell the resident when they will be in town for collections. Collection will be no more than two weeks from the date the service is requested.
  4. The resident must put the item(s) at the curb on the designated morning by 7:00 a.m. Residents disposing of refrigerators and freezers MUST remove the doors before putting them at the curb!
  5. If collection is scheduled for the same day that the resident’s trash and/or recycling is scheduled for collection, residents must place items to be collected by Appliance Recyclers, Inc. separately from the trash/recycling so that there is no confusion as to what is what.
  6. If the items are not collected as scheduled, the resident should call Appliance Recyclers, Inc. as soon as possible to report the missed collection. Residents should call the Office of Recycling and Solid Waste at 978-250-5203 to report missed collections.
  7. Residents of multifamily properties that do not have curbside trash and recycling collection (i.e., those that have dumpsters for trash, totes for recycling) should find out from their property manager where these items should be placed for collection by Appliance Recyclers, Inc. No items should be placed in such a way that they will interfere with the ability of the trash and recycling haulers to empty the dumpsters and totes.

Questions? Contact the Office of Recycling and Solid Waste: 978-250-5203.

This information is also available for download as a flyer [pdf].

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Recycling in Chelmsford

   Tuesday, July 31st, 2007 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Town of ChelmsfordRecycling bins have been placed at McCarthy and South Row schools. Chelmsford residents can drop off their recyclables at these sites at any time. More recycling bins in additional locations may be coming in to town, too.

For more information on recycling in Chelmsford, including news, upcoming events, contact information and recycling regulations, visit the Recycling Department's website.

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