Roadside clean-up May 6

It’s that time again!  This year’s St. George Roadside Clean-up will be held on Saturday, May 6th.

The event will start at 8:00am 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.  As a send-off to the volunteers, a pancake breakfast is offered, beginning at 7:30am, 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 one of 25 free tickets generously donated by the Monhegan Boat Line  for a trip to Monhegan, to be held in June.

The St. George Solid Waste & Recycling Committee encourages all volunteers to clean-up a section of road, whether it is by their own home or another road in town. Each street will be broken up into manageable segments, covering both sides of the road. Volunteers are also encouraged 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 6th, 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

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