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Waterbury Green Up - Saturday May 4, 2019

Vermont Green Up Day is Saturday, May 4, and volunteers are needed to pitch in to pick up trash along roadsides, in and near parks and other public places around town.

  • Bags will be available at the town offices and at Sunflower Market on Rt. 100.
  • Two drop-off locations will be open May 4: the town garage on Guptil Road from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Rodney’s Rubbish behind Crossroads Deli at the roundabout from 8 a.m. to noon.  Please do not leave bags along roadsides as there is no pickup service.

Green-ing up is as easy as finding a spot to clean up and getting it done. There is an online signup to help coordinate efforts at tinyurl.com/WaterburyGreenUp2019. If you cannot access the website, contact Green Up coordinator Lisa Scagliotti and she can sign you up. lscagliotti@ comcast.net or 802-373-5878.

The signup is just a guide. If the spot you choose is already cleaned when you arrive, just find another spot.

More details:

  • METAL: Both drop-off locations will accept metal for free. In addition to metal found during Green Up, anyone can bring in scrap metal items for recycling. No propane tanks, please! Only Rodney will accept appliances with refrigerants inside for a $10 fee (air conditioners, refrigerators, dehumidifiers, etc.)
  • TIRES: People may take personal used tires to Rodney's Rubbish to recycle for $4 each. Rims OK.  
  • REDEEMABLE bottles and cans: If possible, please bag returnable 5- and 15-cent bottles and cans separately from trash. A school group will collect, clean and redeem them. Drop off returnables at the Town Garage site. (Household returnables will be accepted as well.)
  • PLEASE NO: Do not drop off household waste, hazardous waste, electronics or propane tanks.  

GREEN UP TIPS

Green Up is fun to do with family, friends or co-workers.

  • Remember to dress appropriately for Green Up with gloves, boots, long pants to avoid ticks near tall grass or brush.
  • Pick a location away from traffic if you have young children along. Neighborhoods, side streets, parks, trails are safe choices with kids. 
  • Be smart and watch out for trash that looks unusual, dangerous. Needles are a hazard and should be disposed of in trash (not recycling) in a sealed container. Report any sites that appear to have hazardous items. 
  • There are some bright safety vests available to borrow. Stop by the Town Garage on Green Up day to pick up.
  • You may Green Up before May 4 if conditions and your schedule allow. Know that the drop-off locations will only be available on May 4. If you Green Up early, either dispose of your bags with your own trash or hang onto them to drop off on Green Up Day.
  • More information is online at greenupvermont.org.