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Green Up Day

From The Blog Green Up Day, May 5th

For those who do not know, Green Up Day is a statewide spring event that happens the first Saturday in May each year. Green Up Vermont’s mission “is to promote stewardship of our state’s natural landscape and waterways and the livability of our communities by involving people in Green Up Day and raising public awareness about the benefits of a litter-free environment”.

Launched in 1970 by Governor Deane Davis, the non-profit organization Green Up Vermont was formed in 1979 to carry on the tradition. This year mark’s the 48th Green Up Day.  To learn more about Green Up Day, visit the Green Up Vermont website. 

Every community in Vermont has a Green Up Day and anyone may participate with the goal to  remove litter from the roadsides and public spaces. We have rounded up all the specifics on how to get involved in Woodstock and the surrounding towns. Please find information on where to pick up bags, drop off full ones, and any local events happening on the big day below. 

So pick up your bags, gather your friends and family, and go green this weekend.

Barnard

Bags will be located at Barnard General Store after 8 am on Green Up Day. Bring full bags to recycling center or to the dump trailer at the Barnard General Store. 

Bridgewater

Pick up bags at Town Clerk’s office prior to GU Day or at 8 am on May 5th. Leave full bags along roadsides or bring to Town Garage from  8-11 am on Green Up Day. 

Pomfret

Bag pickup and drop off at Town Garage on LaBounty Rd from 8 am to 1 pm. Bring all materials to the Town Garage by Sunday afternoon.

Reading

Bags can be picked up all week at the Greenhouse, Town Hall and the General Store. Free coffee and donuts will be offered at the Town Hall on Green Up Day where bags and assignments will be given. Bring bags to Weathersfield Transfer Station for free or leave at Town Hall parking lot prior to 12 pm for pick up. There will be a potluck lunch at the Town Hall at 12 pm for those participating.

Woodstock

Bags available at Town Office all week long. Bring full bags to the Town Garage, West Woodstock on Route 4 on Green Up Day. 

For information regarding other Vermont towns, please visit the Green Up Vermont's master town coordinator list