April 30, 2010

Clean Salem Green Salem

Mayor Kimberley Driscoll cordially invites you to Clean Salem Green Salem

The Salem Beautification Committee and SalemRecycles unite for an earth-friendly spring event on Saturday, May 1.

Clean Sweeps 8:30AM - 11:30AM

Volunteers are welcome to meet our team leaders at Riley Plaza, the YMCA Parking Lot, or the MBTA Train Station the morning of the 1st. For a list of other clean-up locations or if you want to organize a group to help clean up another location, please call 978-619-5676. All children volunteers will receive a free “Clean Salem Green Salem” Planet Earth shaped seed package to plant at home.

Green Programs from 10AM until 1PM

  • At noon join us for a Thank You Pizza Party on the Common for Clean Sweeps Volunteers
  • E-Waste Disposal*
  • Plastic Bag Recycling*
  • Bikes Not Bombs Bicycle Collection Program*($10 donation per bike is requested to defray storage & shipping costs. Receipts for cash donations and the value of each donated bicycle will be provided.)
  • Big Brother Big Sister Foundation’s “Clean up Clutter for a Good Cause!”* (A collection van will be on-site accepting donations of lightly used clothing and small household items.)

*All of these drop-off programs will take place on the Winter Street side of the Common.

Other Activities on the Common beginning at 10AM:

  • Enter a raffle for a recycling bin
  • Find the answers to the Recycling Brain Teasers
  • View the new City of Salem Recycling Canables
  • Purchase rain barrels and composters from the City at cost
  • Learn more about the latest recycling and environmental activities

For information:

  • Clean Sweeps - Ellen Talkowsky at 978.619.5676
  • Green Events - Julie Rose at 978.619. 5679 or click here.

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