2019 Green Up Day

As a part of Green-Up Day activities, the clean-up effort by volunteers and Town of Essex/Village of Essex Junction employees resulted in the removal of 4.78 tons of trash from roadsides, parks, and along stream banks. In addition, more than 213 tires were recovered and recycled. Approximately 60 man-hours were put in by Public Works and Recreational Department staff working either prior to or on Green-Up Day, as well as another 80 hours afterwards collecting the packed bags, furniture and tires and delivering those products to the Chittenden County Solid Waste District Drop-off Center.

Staff from the Parks and Recreation Departments, as well as Green-Up Day Coordinators, helped organize the pick-up crews and coordinate clean-up locations. Areas along many of the Town and Village waterways, including Alder Brook, Indian Brook, Sunderland Brook, and the Browns and Winooski rivers, were cleaned, as were numerous roadsides and parks.

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 www.rethinkrunoff.org, a website dedicated to cleaning storm-water 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 878-1344 or the Village Public Works Department at 878-6944.

Town and Village Public Works, Recreation Departments, and Green-Up Day Coordinators