WINTER STREET COMPOSTING FACILITY REGULATIONS
The Winter Street Composting Facility is strictly for the use of NORWOOD RESIDENTS!
Commercial, agricultural and industrial disposal is prohibited
Compost Facility permits are available from the DPW Administration Office located at the Norwood Civic Center at 165 Nahatan Street on Monday - Friday from 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Your vehicle registration is required. The permit will be issued for the vehicle shown on the RMV Registration. Permits for commercial vehicles will be issued on a case by case basis only. Landscape contractors, property managers and similar businesses are ineligible for facility access.
The sticker MUST BE AFFIXED TO THE LOWER LEFT CORNER OF THE WINDSHIELD.
Please note that the small, green paper permits are no longer valid and access to the facility will be denied. The permit style was changed in October of 2010 to a yellow, square sticker that must be affixed to the windshield and is valid for the specific vehicle noted on it. While the sticker is still free to Norwood residents and doesn't expire, it allows us to better track the use of the Winter St. Facility and is required for entrance.
Compost Facility staff monitor all vehicles that use the facility and have been instructed to report anyone suspected of violating these regulations. Should it be determined that a violation of the rules and regulations has occurred, the following penalties will be imposed:
1st offense: A verbal and written warning will be issued
2nd offense: Forfeiture of Compost Facility Permit
Each vehicle using the Compost Facility is required to have a permit, which must be displayed. Vehicles without a permit will not be allowed to use the Facility. If your permit is lost, or you sell your vehicle, please visit the DPW for a new permit.
This is another one of Norwood's great assests. Please assist us in ensuring its continued success.
Thank you for your assistance and cooperation!
Leaf and Brush Disposal/Single Stream Recycling Dumpster
Open all year
Beginning July 1, 2012, residents will be allowed to dispose of a maximum 3 bulky items per week, free of charge, or, they can arrange for a curbside pick up for a fee. See "Bulk Item Disposal Policy" on the Public Work web site for more detailed information
Please be sure to empty the materials out of any plastic bags and to dispose of the bags in your regular trash.The leaf composting pile is for leaves (loose or in biodegradable paper leaf bags), garden waste, and hedge clippings. Please: no rubbish, dirt or sod, stones, or brush.
The brush pile is only for brush and small shrubs. Maximum length allowed is 6 feet - maximum diameter is 8 inches.
Please: no landscape timbers, railroad ties, fencing, building debris, or other refuse.
Effective July 1, 2012 the Town will offer an additional option for residents to dispose of their 'bulky' items. (Bulky items are individual items that are too large to fit into the household trash cart.) The Town will provide a dumpster at the Winter St. Compost Facility for residents to dispose of their bulky items free of charge. Residents still seeking curbside pickup must purchase a sticker ($25 cash only) for each item being disposed of and then contact the DPW to request the pickup.
How to Drop Off an Item:
How to Schedule a Pickup:
What types of items can be disposed of?
Items such as mattresses, couches, bureaus and bicycles would be considered 'bulky' items. Trash bags or boxes filled with materials would not be considered 'bulky' and are not eligible for either curbside pickup or disposal at the Winter St. facility. A more extensive list of items and disposal options can be found by selecting 'Documents' > 'Public Works' > 'Bulk Item Disposal Options', or click here Bulk Item Disposal Options
Residents are encouraged to do the following:
Hydrant Flushing and Testing will begin in the Spring of 2013 on the streets noted below and will be conducted between the hours of 7:00 am and 3:00 pm. Some discoloration of water may occur while hydrant flushing is in process. In the event that discoloration should occur, wait approximately two hours for disturbed sediments to settle then run cold water form the faucet nearest your water meter for five minutes. As a precuation, reisdents are urged to check their water for discoloration prior to washing laundry. Should a load of laundry be stained by rusty water, contact the Public Works Dept. for recommended cleaning instructions.
HYDRANT FLUSHING IS NOT SCHEDULED AT THIS TIME.
The Town of Norwood's Cross Connection Control Program, as mandated by the Department of Environmental Protection, is a key element of the Water & Sewer Division's operation. Norwood is committed to protecting the publci water system from contamination due to backflow or backsiphonage of connectiosn containing non-potable water.
Backpressure and cross contamination can occur when the pressure in equipment or a system is greater than the pressure in the drinking water system. Contamination can also occur when the pressure in the drinking water line drops due to occurrences such as main breaks and heavy water demand causing contaminants to be sucked out from the equipment and into the drinking water system. Norwood's water system is protected by the control of actual or potential cross connections through two programs:
Every six months, as required by Massachusetts Drinking Water Regulations, the Town of Norwood performs backflow device testing as a fee for service program. Devices are tested and a report is given to the property owner. Follow up tests are performed if the device failed the initial test. Repairs to backflow preventers are repaired by independent firsm at the owner's expense. Reporting and management of survey and testing reports is the responsibility of the Town of Norwood. Conditions of the system are reported to the Mass DEP.
Leaf and Brush Curbside Pick-Up - Begins April 1, 2013
Leaf and Brush Pickup - Curbside pickup of leaf bags and bundles of brush began on April 1st. Please have these items curbside to be picked up on your regular trash day. This pickup continues through November.
For information regarding the use of rain barrels, including local vendors please visit:
Norwood residents may request free water conservation fixture kits (low flow shower heads, faucet aerators and dye tablets to detect toilet leaks) and educational information from the MWRA. The Department of Public Works also has a limited number of these kits on site available to residents. Please click the link and select the "Water Conservation Fixture Request Form".
Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 April 2013 09:56