Milton Department of Public Works to hold open House May 14

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Milton Thirteenth Annual DPW Open House

10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturday, May 14, 2016

DPW Yard – 629 Randolph Ave, Milton MA

The DPW Open House celebrates National Public Works Week and the thousands of men and women who provide and maintain the infrastructure and services collectively known as Public Works.

At this fun-filled, free family event, Milton residents can enjoy hotdogs and cotton-candy as they learn about what the Milton DPW does every day to maintain our roads, water, sewage, drainage, and solid waste systems. Children may climb aboard DPW trucks to honk the big horns and marvel at the recycling magic of BJ Hickman, who will be performing at 11.30 am and 12:30 pm.

In addition, the 13th annual “Larry DeCelle Friend of the DPW Award” will be presented to an individual or organization whose actions exemplify outstanding community service in the public works arena.

In the spirit of reuse and re-cycling, BikeMilton (www.bikemilton.org) will at the yard, be running a used bike sale from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Bikes may be donated by bringing them to the DPW yard on Friday May 13th 3 – 6:30 p.m. and on the event day from 8:30 – 10 a.m. Proceeds from the sale will be used to promote safe cycling in Milton.

Sustainable Milton will also be at the event, helping to give insight to recycling, reuse, and conservation measures to give a new lease on life to unwanted items:

  • button cell batteries
  • thermometers and thermostats containing mercury (recycling these keeps hazardous substances out of our waste stream)

Residents wanting to save money on their water bills and conserve water can order rain barrels at our event. Special pricing for Milton residents – ($60/$65) is available. See www.greatamericanrainbarrel.com or call 800-251-2352 for more information. There will be no barrels available for pick-up at the event.

For those wanting to reduce trash sticker costs and turn yard waste and veggie peelings into soil for the garden, subsidized Earthmover compost bins will also be available for $42 (checks payable to Town of Milton please).

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