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Fifth Annual Citywide Roadside Clean-up
April 23 - May 1
Beginning on Saturday April 23, the Ellsworth Green Action Team, an active part of Green Ellsworth, in collaboration with the city of Ellsworth, will be hosting the fifth annual citywide roadside clean-up. This event is an opportunity to participate in the roadside clean-up at your convenience and to help beautify city roads by removing unsightly litter, trash and potentially dangerous discards.
Organizers want to help increase city pride by encouraging residents, visitors and businesses to invest in our community. The week longevent will run from Saturday, April 23, through Sunday, May 1. A kickoff event is scheduled for Saturday, April 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at City Hall. A prize will be awarded for the weirdest trash item found. Interested participants can pick up free yellow trash bags and sign-up for road segments in advance at City Hall during regular business hours, beginning Monday April 11. All participants should wear boots, work gloves and bright clothing. Trash bags can be left on the road shoulder in safe, but visible locations. Please report the location and number of trash bags to Marcia Monk at 669-6619 for disposal by Ellsworth Public Works.
If you choose to pick up yellow trash bags and sign up for road segments in advance, please do not leave trash bags on the side of the road until the beginning of the event on Saturday, April 23. Participants are encouraged to separate trash and redeemable bottles and cans into separate bags. Redeemable bottles and cans may be donated to the SPCA of Hancock County located at 141 Bar Harbor Road in Trenton.
It is recommended that participants do not fill the trash bags to their maximum capacity out of consideration for Ellsworth Public Works employees who need to handle them. Please remember to not pick up broken glass or other dangerous items.
For more information about this event, check the Ellsworth Green Plan Facebook page or contact Mark Whiting at [email protected]