Mayor’s Office

Mayor Miro Weinberger Encourages Community Participation in Burlington's Green Up Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 3, 2019
Contact:  Olivia LaVecchia

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Mayor Miro Weinberger Encourages Community Participation in Burlington’s Green Up Day

The 49th annual Green Up Day is this Saturday, May 4

 

Burlington, VT – Mayor Miro Weinberger encourages community participation in Burlington’s Green Up Day on Saturday, May 4. Green Up Day is a statewide event and movement that began in 1970, and brings community members together to clean up Burlington’s parks, streets, and neighborhoods from litter and debris left behind by the spring snow melts.

“Green Up Day marks the start of spring here in Burlington, and offers all of us the opportunity to be outside together, reconnect after the long winter, and show how much we value Burlington,” said Mayor Weinberger. “I am appreciative of the partners who make this day possible, and I am grateful for the hundreds of volunteers who come out every year to help keep Burlington’s neighborhoods clean and green.”

Every year on Green Up Day, between 350 and 650 volunteers help remove 10,000 to 20,000 pounds of trash from around the City. The City of Burlington supports Green Up Day by providing green trash bags at a number of locations around the City, as well as providing special service to collect the bags and debris.

This is the fourth year that Green Up Day will also offer an incentive prize to participants. Those picking up their bags between Monday, April 30 and Friday, May 4 at the Burlington Electric Department will be entered to win a “Green Up Basket” that includes power strips, CFL bulbs, and a free energy audit conducted by Vermont Gas & BED. 

Burlingtonians can pick up the green bags on Saturday, May 4 from 8 am to noon at Old Spokes Home, Leddy Park, Ethan Allen Park, Miller Center, Burlington Subaru, or Salmon Hole Park. Bags are also available prior to Green Up Day, from Tuesday, April 30 through Friday, May 3 during regular business hours at seven locations around the City:

  • CORE at the ONE Community Center – 20 Allen Street
  • Departments of Public Works and Parks, Recreation & Waterfront – 645 Pine Street
  • Miller Community Center – 130 Gosse Court
  • Burlington Electric Department – 585 Pine Street
  • Community and Economic Development Office (CEDO) – City Hall, 149 Church St, 3rd floor
  • Burlington Subaru – 351 Shelburne Road
  • Citizen Cider – 316 Pine Street (regular business hours: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm)

On Saturday, the City’s Department of Public Works and Parks, Recreation & Waterfront will have trucks circling the City’s major streets collecting full Green Up Day bags from 8 am to noon. Community members who collect trash should deposit that trash into the provided Green Up Day trash bags, and if they find any scrap metal or tires, should keep that material in a separate pile outside of bags at the same Green Up Day drop-off site; this material will be collected and recycled. Please place bags at any major intersections out of the way of traffic, and please keep the bike lanes and sidewalks clear of bags.

For additional information about Green Up Day in Burlington, please see the City website: https://www.burlingtonvt.gov/CEDO/GreenUp

Photo of Green Up Day banner at City Hall on Friday, May 3, 2019.

Photo of  Green Up Day at City Hall.

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Press Release Date: 
05/03/2019
City Department: 
Mayor's Office