May 12 is annual St. George roadside clean-up

It’s that time again—the snow has melted, revealing lots of litter accumulated through the winter on the town’s roads. To clean up the debris, this year’s Roadside Clean-Up will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2018.

The event will start at 7:30 am at the Town Office. Volunteers can pick up heavy-duty bags for trash, plastic buckets for recycling, and sign up for a segment of road to be cleaned. There will be maps of the town on which you can sign up for a portion of a roadway.

New this year will be a list of “problem areas”—orphaned segments of roads that don’t seem to ever be cleaned or those that need extra TLC. The Solid Waste & Recycling Committee encourages volunteers to consider taking on a segment or a whole road on this list. If you would like to sign up for your favorite thoroughfare early, the list of these roads in addition to the map of all available sites will be posted in the all-purpose room of the Town Office beginning Monday, May 7.

As a send-off to the volunteers, a pancake breakfast is offered, beginning at 7:30 am, sponsored by the St. George Days Committee as a fundraiser for the activities offered during the July celebration.

As an added incentive, volunteers can sign up, on a first-come, first-served, basis to receive free tickets generously donated by the Monhegan Boat Line.

The committee encourages volunteers to separate all material that appears to be recyclable and place it in the buckets. The trash and recyclables can be taken directly to the Transfer Station or left by the side of the road. Members of the committee will be available to help with the drop-off at the Transfer Station and also will pick up any waste and recycling left on the side of the road.

If you can’t participate on the 12th, please clean up in front of your own home or business on another day. We welcome all efforts to keep our roads litter-free. Together, let’s keep St. George beautiful!

—Wendy Carr, St. George Solid Waste & Recycling Committee

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