Clean Up Green Up

April 1, 2024
All of Essex!

Help the Town emerge from the winter blues into the beauty of spring by joining us in a month-long litter cleanup project to celebrate Earth Day!

When is it?

The whole month of April

Where is it?

Roadsides and public spaces in Essex, NY

Clean Up Info

Pick up orange trash bags for free from the Essex Town Hall and The Whallonsburg Grange and bag as much litter from roadsides and public spaces as you can! Pro tip: coordinate with your neighbors to maximize your coverage. Bring the bags to the drop off spot at the Hub on the Hill or the Essex Transfer Station when you're done. Dropoff is free of charge!

Note on safety: Participation is “at your own risk”. Wear a safety vest or bright clothing for visibility & work gloves for protection. Watch for ticks! DO NOT attempt to pick up needles, medical waste or anything that could be hazardous or pose a risk (gas containers, for example). Please report these items to the police.

Join the Clean Up Green Up Raffle!

Take a selfie with your full bags and tag us on Instagram or Facebook at @essex_initiatives for a chance to win a special Earth Day Raffle prize: A pair of tickets and two box dinners to the Essex Theatre Company's opening night performance on June 29th!

Bonus - stop by the Pink Pig Cafe and show your photo for a surprise treat!

Dropping off orange bags full of litter at The Hub to keep our neighborhood clean!
Photo credit: Dana Cormier
Photo Credit: Phil Draper
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