Yearly Princeton Earth Month Cleanup

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Help our earth!!

The 2022 Cleanup is Complete!! 

In 2022, for the third consecutive year, a group of Princeton residents has completed a town-wide Earth Month cleanup in honor of Earth Day (April 22). Princeton’s Environmental Action Committee (EAC) and Open Space Committee (OSC) spearheaded this effort. Cleanup began in mid March and was completed by our residents by the first week in May. Over 80 resident families participated in the cleanup, which included ALL of Princeton roads, trails, and parks. 

To ensure that all areas were addressed, we tracked the signups for every town road, trail, and park, and volunteers reported their completion. We also had volunteers who jumped in to cover sections where people were not able to complete on time. It was a great town-wide effort!!

Residents reported LESS TRASH this year than in prior years along our quieted town roads, however sadly the big state routes did not fare so well. We continued to see hundreds beer cans and nip containers on many routes, with interesting patterns of brands in certain parts of town (like the 'Mikes Leomonade' in the northwest and the McDonald's litter on Coal Kiln Road. The TRAILS and PARKs were all very clean!!

We are currently working to line up the winners of pour photo and story contests. This site will be updated when the winners are determined!

Celebration! We are planning a celebration activity this year if COVID conditions allow. This will be done in conjunction with a planned 'Climate Fest' activity in the fall. Look for more information!!

THANK YOU to all who participated, and also to those who did not sign up,but who clean streets when they go for walks year-round. And a special thank you to Rud Mason and Hillbilly Tubs for the dumpster and disposal, and to the highway department for their support.

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Our Map - We arr all GREEN (at least for a point in time!).


Committee Members:

Claire Golding cmowbraygolding@gmail.com978-333-9425
Laurie Kraemerlauriekraemer@hotmail.com 978-400-6932
Karen RossowKRossow2@Gmail.com 508-335-3601
Rick GardnerRick.S.Gardner@Gmail.com978-660-8664
Corey Burnham-Howardcburnhamhoward@gmail.com978-660-5009
Rick Rysrys@r2controls.com508-369-5186

Not Accepted at the Curbside? Don’t Put It in Your Trash!

 

Residents who need to recycle larger items, or those that are not allowed in curbside trash or recycling, such as mattresses, TVs, or rugs, should visit Wachusett Watershed Regional Recycling Center’s website: 

                              https://www.wachusettearthday.org/  

 

The Town of Princeton (and 6 other towns) pays an annual fee that allows us to make use of this great facility in West Boylston, which is run entirely by volunteers. Some items require a small additional fee that helps offset WRRC’s operating costs. 

And of course, some of our photos....Thanks for the great photos of Princeton Residents at work!!

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