Green Up Vermont is an annual springtime clean up event held throughout the state. This year’s Green Up Day is Saturday, May 4.
If you want to help picking up roadside trash in your neighborhood or somewhere else in town, follow these directions:
A Putney town truck will be parked between the Town Hall and Our Lady of Mercy all day on Saturday. Beside it will be a box of Green Up bags. Take as many as you think you will need, but please no more than you need, as we are given a limited amount.
Go to the place you want to clean and fill your bag or bags. Bring your filled bags back to the truck and put them in the back. It’s okay to leave them beside the truck if you can’t reach in. I’ll take care of it later.
To guard against ticks: wear light-colored clothing and tuck it in. Wear boots and gloves. Use insect repellent with Deet. Remember that bushy areas with high grass and leaf litter are ideal tick habitat. If you go into these kinds of places to collect trash, try to avoid brushing against or touching the surrounding vegetation. When you get home remove your clothes, wash them, and check yourself for ticks.
If you find what you believe to be hazardous waste (these include needles), do not touch. Call me at 387-5402 and leave a message stating what you have found and where, along with your name and telephone number.
Thank you for your effort!
Putney Green Up Coordinator