Plan your Green Up Day, May 5th

Every spring, Green Up Vermont sponsors a day of road cleaning to sweep away the winter’s trash. This year, volunteers will be Greening Up on Saturday, May 5th. Anyone interested in helping with a section of one of Chester’s roads can contact the Town’s Green Up coordinator, Frank Kelley at He will put you in touch with the person responsible for your section of town.

Trash collection bags can be picked up at Town Hall, 556 Elm St.; Chester Hardware, 21 Main St.; and at Chester-Andover Elementary School, behind TD Bank North on Main Street. On Green Up Day, you’ll be able to pick up bags at the Gazebo on the Green and at the Dumpster at the Town Garage, on Elm Street.

Kelley cautions participants to be safe while working, watch for traffic and, he suggests, if you come upon any dangerous piece of trash, contact him so it can be picked up properly. When you’ve covered your stretch of road, bring trash to the Chester Town Garage. Recyclables can be taken to the Transfer Station in Springfield and any deposit bottles or cans are yours to redeem.

This year, in addition to Green Up Day, there will be a couple of days set aside to work on especially messy sections of some roads and on an Irene Recovery project. Details on these will be posted later in the spring.

Find more  about Green Up Vermont 2012 here.

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  1. Frank Kelley says:

    Thanks for reporting on the Green Up Day 2012 efforts. Feel free to head out before the bugs get too thick to clean up a section of our community. All help is appreciated.

    The Chester Conservation Committee hopes people dispose of all their trash properly instead of throwing it on the side of the road.