On Saturday, May 9th area residents are invited to participate in the annual Wolfeboro’s Spring Cleanup 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. If you are interested in participating in Wolfeboro Town Cleanup Day there will be two tables open from 9am to Noon where are asked to register – Wolfeboro Town Garage at 47 Pine Hill Rd. or in front of Cate Park, across from the Wolfeboro Post Office. Each registration table will be stocked with gloves and bags for all volunteers, as well as a list of street assignments for you to choose from if you do not already have one in mind. Registration is important to help the crew at the Wolfeboro Solid Waste Facility know which streets to collect bags the following day.
By April you are hard pressed to hear many complaints about melting snow banks. There is however, a slight drawback,
or insight depending on how you look at it, to the melting. At the same pace as the snow banks melt away, the litter gradually reveals itself, reminding us that there is no “away” when it comes to trash. Eventually the 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. Thankfully the challenge to clean up this mess never goes unmet. 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. Last year volunteers filled 175 garbage bags of litter from the Wolfeboro streets alone. The staff at the Solid Waste Facility then sort, recycle, and/or appropriately dispose of the trash collected.
Of course anyone can pickup litter along their street whenever they wish and indeed many people already have. One of the benefits of participating in Town Cleanup Day is that full bags of litter may be left on the side of the road where they will be collected by the town the following day. This added convenience can be enough of an incentive for the general do-gooder to hold off on their curb cleanup until the big day, in this case May 9th.
If you are planning to volunteer on May 9th, please remember to wear bright colors and bring your own water. The organizers also ask that anyone driving the roads that Saturday morning be extra careful and contentious of volunteers. For more information or to register a group contact Josh Arnold at G.A.L.A. by calling 539-6460 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.