June 24, 2019

Gearing up for Green Up Day

Observer file photo The green trash bags used on Green Up Day are piled on Harvest Lane last year.

Observer file photo
The green trash bags used on Green Up Day are piled on Harvest Lane last year.

Town seeks increased volunteers for May 6 event

This year marks the 47th anniversary of Green Up Day, a unique Vermont tradition that began in April 1970.

Green Up Day brings out thousands of volunteers throughout the state to remove litter and trash from roadways, waterways and public places.

This year Green Up Day will be held on Saturday, May 6. It is a chance for all Vermonters to practice stewardship on a local level.

Last year, 400 Williston residents, area business and members of the local Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops collected more than 1.3 tons of trash and 11 discarded tires. Organizers hope to recruit more volunteers this year.

Come to the Williston Town Hall Annex from 8 a.m. to noon to pick up bags and sign up for a route. Coffee, juice and snacks will be served.

Bags will be available the week before for any group wishing to get a jumpstart on the cleanup. A sign-up sheet and map is available in the Williston planning office for anyone wishing to reserve a spot of roadside to clean up.

Trash collected before May 6 in Green Up Day bags can be dropped off at the white garage behind the Public Works office at 7878 Williston Rd. Trash collected on May 6 should be left on the roadside to be picked up by Williston highway employees, who will transport the bags to The Chittenden Solid Waste District.

Anyone interested in reserving a roadside area to clean up can call Williston Conservation Planner Melinda Scott at 878-6704, or stop by the Planning and Zoning Office in the Town Hall Annex building at 7878 Williston Rd.

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