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Lynn mayor announces storm clean-up

LYNN — In the wake of Sunday morning’s storm, which dumped 8 inches of rain and caused widespread flooding and structural damage throughout the city, a dumpster day will be held for residents to dispose of damaged bulky items.

Residents can dispose of these items on Saturday at the Covanta Transfer Station, located at 247 Commercial St., directly across the street from the Lynn DPW from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The city has arrangements with Waste Management for curbside pickup of damaged bulky items from the storm on their normally scheduled recycling day over the next two weeks from Monday, Aug. 20 to Friday, Aug. 31.


BLUE Recycling Week is from Aug. 20-24

GREEN Recycling Week is from Aug. 27-31


Both options are free of charge for residents for the above designated dates only.

Acceptable items include furniture, mattresses, carpeting rolled in bundles not exceeding 4 feet in length, and water damaged household goods in plastic trash bags.

The following large appliances or “white goods” will not be collected at either the dumpster day or the curbside pickup: refrigerators, computers, freezers, washers, dryers, dishwashers, stoves, water heaters, boilers, air conditioners and dehumidifiers.

Construction and demolition debris, including sheetrock, lumber, doors and windows, along with hazardous waste, paint, solvents etc. will also not be collected.

Damaged “white goods” can be disposed of at Turner Trucking Inc., located at 225 Commercial St. on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

For additional info on how to properly dispose of damaged “white goods,” visit the DPW website.

To stay up to date on any emergencies or natural disasters in the city, residents are encouraged to sign up for the city’s free RAVE alert system that will immediately notify them of any important future city alerts: smart911.com.

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