Don’t Trash Shelton: Citywide cleanup begins April 20

Junior Girl Scout Troop 60062 in Shelton, ages 9 and 10, have been busy this year and would like to let others know about their efforts and perhaps get more people on board to assist in one of them. The girls are undertaking a cleanup project that piggy backs with Shelton Clean Sweep in late April. They will clean the outside of Long Hill School on April 23. They clean the area once a month.  The troop has applied with the city for the Adopt a Street program, asking for Beard Sawmill. The girls have shirts they wear that support the efforts, which say, “Shelton Girl Scout Troop 60062, Don’t Trash our Town.” The troop also goes to Bishop Wicke monthly to spend an hour with the residents.

Junior Girl Scout Troop 60062 in Shelton, ages 9 and 10, have been busy this year and would like to let others know about their efforts and perhaps get more people on board to assist in one of them. The girls are undertaking a cleanup project that piggy backs with Shelton Clean Sweep in late April. They will clean the outside of Long Hill School on April 23. They clean the area once a month. The troop has applied with the city for the Adopt a Street program, asking for Beard Sawmill. The girls have shirts they wear that support the efforts, which say, “Shelton Girl Scout Troop 60062, Don’t Trash our Town.” The troop also goes to Bishop Wicke monthly to spend an hour with the residents.

Civic groups, homeowners and businesses can show their hometown pride by picking up litter in their neighborhoods during Shelton’s sixth annual Clean Sweep from April 20 to 28.

The week-long event is timed to include Earth Day on April 22.

Participants choose the where and when to do the cleanups during the week. Cleanup locations included public areas such as streets, parks, school grounds, and waterways.

After the cleanup, the city will pick up the accumulated litter if called.

Registration for Clean Sweep is not required, but is encouraged. The Shelton Anti-Litter Committee has set up an online form where people can record a cleanup year-round.

Online registration and cleanup reports can be found at DontTrashShelton.org, along with answers to frequently asked questions.

Cleanups done prior to April 20 can qualify as Clean Sweep projects if the cleanup is registered online.

Bags and gloves now are available at the Shelton Community Center (main office) and City Hall (mayor’s office).

To request a pickup from the Shelton Highways and Bridges Department, call 203-924-9277 during business hours.

This year’s river cleanup, organized by a group of boaters, will be Saturday, April 27 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Sunnyside Boat Launch.

For Clean Sweep information go to DontTrashShelton.org or call the Shelton conservation agent at 203-924-1555, ext. 315.

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