Welcome to Essex Green Up Day 2021!
Essex Green Up Day will take place on Saturday, May 1st.
Green Up Day bags are available for contactless pick up at 75 Maple Street between the hours of 8 AM - 4 PM Monday-Friday starting April 12th. Bags will be available in pre-bundles of 5 bags.
We ask that you please review the information below and use this form to complete your "sign-up".
Essex Green Up Day 2021 Sign-Up
For grant funding requirements, the state requests some data from us. Thanks for your help!
Please remember that:
-All Green-Up litter must be put in specially marked bags.
-The purpose of the day is cleaning roadsides, drainage swales, and park/common areas - not personal yard or business site clean-up. In the past, a large number of tires have been deposited at some pick-up sites which appear to have originated from commercial businesses and not from roadway pick-up. Residents are encouraged to contact the Police Department if this type of drop-off is observed.
-The Town of Essex and Village of Essex Junction will only accept Green-Up Day bags along the roadside. They may also be brought to one of two drop off sites:
1. Town Highway Garage located off Sand Hill Road behind the Fire Station
2. Brownell Library - a truck will be there to load trash bags
-Any tires or metal objects must be brought to the Town Highway Garage. Any materials other than Green-Up Day bags left by the side of the road will not be picked up.
- Anyone bringing Green-Up Day bags or other material to the Highway Garage or the vehicle at Brownell Library must be wearing a mask when exiting their vehicle.
-DO NOT pick up needles or any hazardous waste! If you encounter any needles please contact the Essex Police Department (878-8331) and they will pick them up. If you have hazardous materials, contact the Chittenden Solid Waste District Facilities at 872-8100 for information on where they can be dropped off.
-Tree and branch debris from private property will not be picked up - do not put this material at the curb. Contact the Chittenden Solid Waste District Facilities at 872-8100 for where it can be dropped off.
-Please wear long pants, closed shoes and use appropriate bug spray. Be careful of vehicles when picking along roadsides. Wear masks when appropriate and Stay Safe!
Thank you for your help in keeping the community green!