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Posted on: April 12, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Green Up Day

Green Up Vermont

Green-Up Day Group Hours are 9 am – 12 pm

Thank you for helping make Green-Up Day in the Town and Village a success!

Please remember that:

-All Green-Up litter must be put in specially marked bags. Bags may be picked up prior to Saturday at the Town and Village offices and at the Brownell Library and the Town Highway Garage on Saturday.

-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.

-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 it can be dropped off.

-Tree and branch debris from private property will not be picked up - do not put this material at the curb.  The CSWD drop-off facility at the old Town landfill (VT2A and the Circumferential Highway) will accept this material.

-The Town of Essex and Village of Essex Junction will pick up Green-Up day bags from the following identified drop-off sites, those sites specifically assigned by the Recreation Departments, and wherever the specially marked Green-Up Day bags are placed along the road edge either on Green-Up Day or the following Monday:

          1.  Town Common - across from the Essex Free Library
          2.   Indian Brook Reservoir
          3.   Highway Garage / Fire Station - Sand Hill Road
          4.   Northeast corner of the Susie Wilson Road/Blair Road Intersection
          5.   Behind the Village offices deposited in a Village Truck

-Ticks will be out.  Please wear long pants, closed shoes and use appropriate bug spray. Be careful of vehicles when picking along roadsides

-As a thank-you to volunteers, hot dogs, chips, and even some healthy snacks will be available at the Town of Essex Public Works yard on Sand Hill Road from 11 am –12:30 pm while they last!

Thank you for your help in keeping the community green!

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