April 22, 2019

Green Up Williston


Last year, Williston residents picked up 1.68 tons of trash from town streets, along with 136 tires.

Saturday, May 2 marks the 45th annual Green Up Day, which brings out thousands of volunteers throughout the state to remove litter and trash from the state’s roadways, waterways and public places.

Last year, Williston volunteers picked up 1.68 tons of trash, half a cubic yard of scrap metal and 136 tires.

Residents who would like to participate in Green Up Day in Williston can pick up green-up bags and gloves from the Williston Planning and Zoning office between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays and from 8-11 a.m. on the morning of the event. When they pick up bags, people will be asked reserve the street or public space they would like to be responsible for “greening up,” using a big map in the Planning office. Residents can also call or email Jennifer Murray at 878-6704, Ext. 4 or jmurray@willistonvt.org to pick a location, but should still plan to pick up bright green bags for the event.

Once the bags are full, they should be properly secured and then left in a visible location along the roadside for the town and state road crews to pick up.

To stay safe, volunteers should wear long pants, avoid tall grass, and check for ticks when they arrive home. Work gloves are recommended, and volunteers should work with partners or teams. Volunteers are also urged to practice safety along roadways, wearing bright, high visibility clothing and closely supervising children at all times. Volunteers with small children may want to consider quiet streets with sidewalks, or a playground or park.

For more information, visit www.greenupvermont.com.

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