MERRIMAC -- The Town of Merrimac's Director of Public Works Robert Sinibaldi is pleased to announce a new online permitting and tiered fee system for the town's yard waste permitting process launched today.
Apply for the annual yard waste permit by visiting: merrimac.firepermits.com following site registration. A link to the site can also be found at: www.townofmerrimac.com under Board of Selectmen.
A video providing instructions on how to apply for a permit on the new site is available here.
Those who have already paid for and received a sticker permit for the 2021 Yard Waste season do not need to resubmit an application under this new system.
The new system includes the following payment tiers:
• General Public $50/year per vehicle
• Seniors (70+) $20/year per vehicle
• Commercial Disposal $500/year per vehicle
Payments can be made online by check or credit card.
With a yard waste permit, a Merrimac resident or commercial landscaping company has unlimited access to yard waste disposal when the site is open. Yard waste includes: grass, clippings, leaves, and brush. No roots, dirt, trash, or trunks over 3 inches diameter will be accepted.
Upon approval, the permit is emailed, and must be printed and placed in the vehicle windshield so that the license plate number is visible. The license plate number on the permit must match that of the vehicle or entry to the yard waste site will be denied. The permit is also accessible to download via an individual's account on merrimac.firepermits.com.
For residents who don't have a computer or printer, assistance with the permit application process is available from the Board of Selectmen Office via phone at 978-346-8862 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Merrimac's yard waste disposal site is located on Battis Road. To get to Battis Road take Church Street which becomes Highland Road. Battis Road is the last left just before the New Hampshire border. The site is open Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. from April 9 through November 27.