Wolfeboro Town CleanUp Day
Saturday, May 5th
Meet at 23 Bay St.
On Saturday, May 5th Wolfeboro area residents join many other towns throughout the region in a spring curbside cleanup, also known as Valley Pride Day. Many families, civic groups, and businesses have made this volunteer activity an annual tradition – a great way to neatly tuck away the long winter and fully embrace the lush season ahead.
While we all welcome the melting of snow banks to make way from spring vegetation, there is a slight drawback to the melting. At the same pace as the snow melts away the litter reveals itself, reminding us that there is no “away” when it comes to trash. Eventually snow seems to be replaced with piles of sand, cigarette butts, cans, plastic bags, miscellaneous wrappers, a car part here and there, and a whole array of odd and unfortunate debris.
For the last several years the Wolfeboro Solid Waste & Recycling Facility and Global Awareness Local Action (G.A.L.A.) have teamed up to organize a concerted road curbside cleanup effort coinciding with other towns throughout the region participating in Valley Pride Day. Last year volunteers filled 150 garbage bags of litter from the Wolfeboro streets alone. The staff at the Solid Waste Facility then sort, recycle, and appropriately dispose of the trash collected.
The location for picking up bags and gloves is different this year than years past. Anyone interested in participating in Wolfeboro town cleanup can should go to G.A.L.A.’s new building at 23 Bay St. from 8:30am-11:30am to receive gloves, water (please bring your reusable water bottle), bags, and a street assignment if you do not already have a litter collection location in mind. This year’s bags, gloves, and safety vests are being generously sponsored by Huggins Hospital. Lucas Roasting will be donating some fresh coffee to be made available at the registration table to keep volunteers caffeinated for their hard work.
At the end of the day, the dedicated crew of the Wolfeboro Solid Waste facility will collect bags of litter on each street that was assigned a cleanup team, making registration at 23 Bay St. an important step for participants. Once all trash has been collected, the hard-working solid waste crew will go through each bag to sort out glasses, cans, and other materials that can be recycled.
If you are planning to volunteer on May 5th, please remember to wear bright colors and bring your own water bottle. The organizers also ask that anyone driving the roads on Saturday morning be extra careful and contentious of volunteers. For more information or to register a group contact Ivette Babylon, a G.A.L.A. board member, by calling 603-569-0169 or email email@example.com.
Come enjoy spring, do something helpful for your community, and sip on delicious coffee!