Green Up Day 2019 Results

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 afterward collecting the packed bags, furniture and tires and delivering those products to the Chittenden County Solid Waste District Drop-off Center.

Areas Picked Up

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.

Additional Information

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 Rethink Runoff, 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 802-878-1344 or the Village Public Works Department at 802-878-6944.


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