May 1st is Green Up Day!
” Roll up your shirt sleeves,
put on your work shoes and
get busy cleaning!”
The first official Green Up Day was held on April 18, 1970. Green Up Day is a grassroots tradition in Vermont in which people of all ages can take part. The State cleans up the State Highways, and Green Up Day volunteers clean up the town roads.
Green trash bags are distributed throughout the state for volunteers to use in their areas. You can pick up bags at your local town hall and other community locations. For more information please see the table below.
Be Safe on Green Up Day
- Tie your trash bag closed when full – keep your good work in the bag!
- Wear long pants and boots and always check your body for ticks.
- If you see a needle or sharp material – do not put it in your bag with the other trash. Put it in a thick plastic container, clearly mark “DO NOT RECYCLE” and duct tape the lid on, then put it into the regular trash. Visit www.healthvermont.gov for further information.
- Road Caution – Always work facing oncoming traffic.
- Follow State Covid-19 guidelines.
- Wear gloves.
- Report your trash pick up stats to your town coordinator.
Where to Find Green Up Day Info
Can’t get out to help clean up?
YOU CAN STILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
From all of us here at the Morrisville Food Co-op, we are honored to be serving our community during this time and
thank you for supporting your local food coop!