Clean & Green Campaign Set for April 9
Annual Event Seeks to Beautify Norfolk
By Grace Allen
Grab your work gloves and pickers, as Norfolk’s annual Clean and Green campaign returns this month in celebration of Earth Day.
Volunteers of all ages are encouraged to pick up litter from any roadside or public area any day of the week up to and including Saturday, April 9. Bagged trash and recyclables can be dropped off at the Norfolk Grange Hall, 28 Rockwood Road, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 9. Residents are asked to attest that the trash is not from a household.
Alternatively, residents can request that collected litter or large items be picked up at a cleanup site on April 9. Contact Kevin Roche at 508-328-5604 if you would like pickup on the 9th by Lions Club volunteers.
Residents are asked to follow any applicable Massachusetts COVID-safety guidelines during the town-wide cleanup.
Community service volunteer certificates can be picked up at the Grange during litter drop-off times.
Norfolk’s annual Clean and Green campaign was started by Norfolk Grange member Robin Biscaia in 2010. Close to a ton of unsightly litter is removed from the town’s streets each year during the event.
More than 1 billion people participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world. The theme for Earth Day 2022 is “Invest in our planet,” with a goal of building support to tackle urgent climate challenges.
For more information about the Clean and Green campaign, visit the Grange Facebook page at www.facebook.com/NorfolkGrange or contact Robin Biscaia at 508-740-2777.