Saugus DPW accepting downed limbs for free

SAUGUS The town’s compost site, located behind the Department of Public Works at 515 Main St., will accept branches for the next two weeks at no cost to residents following the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.

Hurricane Florence swept through Saugus last week, causing high winds, power outages, and downed limbs. Residents who need to dispose of any downed limbs can use the compost site without a sticker and free of charge.

Residents may dispose of branches at the site on the following days: Wednesday, Sept. 26; Saturday, Sept. 29; Wednesday, Oct. 3; and Saturday, Oct. 6. They can visit between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Typically, the compost site does not accept branches or limbs larger than 3 inches in diameter. An exception has been made through Oct. 6 to assist the residents of Saugus following the storm.

Residents must obtain a compost site sticker in order to dispose of any items other than branches. Stickers may be purchased for $25 at the Department of Public Works, and the Inspectional Services Department located on the lower level of Town Hall, 298 Central St. Stickers may also be purchased at the compost site, by check only.

Please contact solid waste/recycling coordinator Lorna Cerbone at 781-231-4036 with any questions.


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