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Norfolk's Clean & Green Town-wide Cleanup and Healthy Living Fair - April 28

March 28, 2018

Celebrate Earth Day by participating in Norfolk’s 9th Annual Clean & Green Event sponsored by the Norfolk Grange. Pick up litter from any roadside or public place in Norfolk any time Saturday or during the prior week!

 

On Saturday, April 28th, 2018 drop off collected litter and recyclables at the Grange Hall, 28 Rockwood Road, from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. During this time we will also be hosting our 2nd Annual Healthy Living Fair, showcasing several wonderful and fun local businesses and practitioners dedicated to providing healthier and holistic living.

 

To begin your clean and green journey and beautify our town, please follow these steps!
 

1. Saturday or the prior week – Collect litter and recycling (in separate bags) on the sides of the road in your neighborhood or other public places. Be sure to follow the Safety Tips and Guidelines on the next page. Note: any group of 20 or more persons doing cleanup at one area needs to notify the Norfolk Grange; call or text Robin Biscaia at 508-740-2777 or Samantha Benton at 508-528-0421.

2. Saturday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Drop off collected litter and recyclables at the Grange Hall, 28 Rockwood Road, Norfolk. Celebrate with local vendors and refreshments at our Healthy Living Fair! Volunteer Recognition Certificates are also available upon request, and we ask that you sign the collection log attesting that the litter was collected from Norfolk.


3. Need suggestions where to clean? You may choose to start close to home – your neighborhood, for example, or nearby well-traveled roads. Please use caution when collecting on high traffic roads; choose safer locations when young children are participating. Branch out as long and as far as your energy and enthusiasm allows. We also suggest targeting the following streets in Norfolk: Pond, Union, North, Needham, Miller, River, Leland and Boardman.

 

Make a difference in your community, beautify your neighborhood, pick up a volunteer recognition certificate, and celebrate with local vendors and refreshments at our Healthy Living Fair!

 

Safety Tips and Guidelines

 

What to bring:  

  • Trash Bags/Recycling Bags (double bag sharp / glass items)  

  • Heavy work gloves (to be worn at all times)  

  • First aid kit  

  • Emergency contact information and allergy information (including epi-pens for all applicable participants)  

  • Bright colored clothing / coats

 

Clean Up Guidelines:  

 

  • In case of an emergency, contact 911 immediately!  

 

  • Please use caution when collecting on high traffic roads; choose safer locations when young children are participating. Be alert for traffic and discourage cell phone or headphone use, which can be a dangerous distraction.

 

  • All children should have adult supervision. In large groups with children (i.e., scout troops), a minimum of two adults with working cell phones, should be watching for traffic -- one on each end of group, wearing either high visibility safety vests or similar bright clothing.  

 

  • If large groups (20 or more persons) change cleanup locations, you are REQUIRED to contact one of the Grange liaisons identified below immediately!

 

  • Avoid contact with poison ivy ("Leaves of three, leave them be").  

 

  • Be alert for bees and/or nests.  

 

  • Do NOT attempt to pick up any medical substances (needles, medical gloves, etc.) or large items! If you find something of this nature, note the location of the item in question and inform one of the Grange liaisons listed below.  

 

  • To prevent injury, do NOT attempt to compact the trash into bags.  

 

  • Recycling: Use separate bags to collect trash vs. recyclables. Be sure to use caution when handling glass!

 

If you have any questions during your cleanup, please call

 

Robin Biscaia (508) 740-2777 or Samantha Benton (508) 528-0421

 

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