Cleanup is 8 a.m. – noon and the Earth Fest is 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Road Clean-UP – Sign up begins April 1st! The annual town wide clean-up will run from 8 am – noon. Residents are encouraged to pick up litter along town roads. Sign-up for a road using the Road Registration Form 2017 or in person at the Charlton Public Library or Charlton Senior Center. Heavy duty trash bags will be available at the Charlton Senior Center beginning April 25th for those who would like to get a head start on litter collection, or pick them up Saturday April 29th from 8 am – noon. There are no road crews going out to collect bags left on the roadside, so please bring back litter filled bags to the Earth Day dumpster behind Town Hall. Dumpster is donated by Casella Waste systems and is for roadside trash only. This is not an electronic or hazardous waste collection event – only for roadside trash.
Caution: If anyone encounters a syringe on the roadside, do not touch. Contact the Charlton Police (508-248-2250) who will dispose of it as medical waste.
Free lunch & t-shirts for litter collectors! Volunteers who pick up trash are welcome to a light meal in the senior center from 10 – 12 pm, courtesy of Millennium Power Company. The first 100 volunteers on Saturday receive a free t-shirt commemorating this year’s Earth Day, also provided by Millennium and designed by a Charlton Middle School student.
Charlton Earth Fest on the Town Common will run from 11am – 2 pm on the 29th in conjunction with the clean-up event. Earth Fest includes educational vendors, live music by Grade “A” Fancy and The Grey Whisker Pickers, food vendors Tony Island Hot Dogs and Suzy-Q’s ice cream, and agricultural vendors. The Charlton Police will offer a car seat safety program at the event.
Educational vendors will include soil conservation demonstrations from the Shepherd Hill Environmental Club, science fair projects by C.M.S. students, solar energy for the home by Ron Wilmot, games for kids, and more.