Pandemics don't stop litter from accumulating over the winter - and it won't stop Topsfield from cleaning it up! READ ON FOR info about Town Clean-Up, as well as some other Earth Day inspired activities and resources! This annual Topsfield tradition is a great way to show and feel pride in our community!
SIGN UP* for your street/location of choice, and use whatever trash bags and gloves you have around.
You can do this ANY DAY in April.
To dispose of your collected litter, the easiest thing will be to put it out with your weekly curbside trash pickup - spread it over a couple of weeks if you need to. If, however, you find that you can not do so without needing a trash sticker, then on Saturday, May 1st between 9-11am you may bring overflow items from town clean-up to the dumpster between Town Hall and Proctor school (this is only for the purposes of town cleanup and not for household trash!)
Please be careful to adhere to social distancing guidance while you are out for this purpose, and if you are in an area with others, please wear a face-mask.
*Note: it's OK to double-up on specific areas if they need it, even if sign-up looks full - you can still submit photos to get credit for participating if you've collected trash, whether name appears in the sign-up genius or not.
SUBMIT PHOTOS and help spread the word!
Facebook users: Submit by tagging @GREENTopsfield and use #topsfieldtowncleanup
Not on Facebook? Email [email protected] and we can post it for you!
Feel free to have fun with what you submit, adding anything you like about celebrating Earth Day 2021 in Topsfield! Photos can be with or without people and faces, and by submitting you give permission for the image to be posted.
EARTH DAY ACTIVITIES BEYOND CLEAN-UP:
Below are some links from local organizations that have offerer activities at our Earth Day celebrations in person, are part of enrichment programs in our schools, or just include Earth Day inspiration for anyone, anywhere!
NORTH SHORE NATURE PROGRAMS
CHANGE IS SIMPLE PROGRAMS
Ipswich River Wildlife Santuary
Ipswich River Watershed Association
EARTH DAY 2021
RECYCLE BETTER: visit RecycleSmartMA and follow them on social media for great tips to recycle right!
BLACK EARTH COMPOST: weekly curbside-compost pick-ups in Topsfield - learn more!
TEXTILE and other "beyond the bin" RECYCLING NEARBY
Community Service - Check with your school's community service coordinator to see how to get credit for participating. ~
Fun Family, Team, or Scout Activity - Great Neighborhood Project!
Questions to: [email protected]
One last note: We want to recognize that the Topsfield Garden Club and Topsfield Historical Society have long been partners and advocates for this event, for conserving our local environment, and growing awareness about climate change and best practices in our daily lives to care for the earth we all depend on. The Congregational Church of Topsfield's volunteers have also been active year after year with coordinating town clean-up each spring. We miss you all and wish all of our community members well during this time. We look forward to being back together in person more soon!
If you have something else you are doing or heard about in town, we invite you to share it by emailing [email protected]! There are lots of ways to be stewards of the earth - thank you!
More TriTown Inspiration:
Boxford has something similar going on - called H.E.L.P (Help Eliminate Litter Program)!
Get inspired by Middleton resident and Masco student’s “Project Litter, let’s sort it out” project!
8:30am - 5:30pm EDT
All around town
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