This year’s Green Up Day effort was significantly improved due to more people being involved and more trash being picked up. The COVID-19 endemic still impacted the effort, with more individuals and families collecting and less organizations than in the past.
The total tonnage of trash picked up in the Town was 2.12 tons of mixed trash and over 109 tires. Last year, the combined pick-up from the Town and Village was .32 tons and approximately 30 tires.
Some residents chose to leave their bags along the roadside and their effort is appreciated as well.
The Town appreciates the efforts of all individuals and staff who participated and hope that their efforts to keep the roadsides clear of trash will continue throughout the year.
The accumulation of trash along the roadsides and in streams is an ongoing problem and everyone needs to do their part. It is especially important to keep waste material, including pet waste, out of our waterways. Information on what you can do as an individual during the rest of the year can be found at Rethink Runoff, a website dedicated to cleaning stormwater in Chittenden County.
During the year, if a resident is aware of a particular non-residential site that needs clean-up, please contact either the Town Public Works Department at 802-878-1344.