Mayor Caggiano has announced that the City of Bristol will be celebrating Earth Day by inviting the community to join them for the third annual Community Clean Up Day on Saturday, April 22, 2023 any time between 8:00 am and 12:00 pm or any time that works for you to clean up your corner of Bristol.
“While one day is being set aside for this community-wide cleanup, I invite the residents of Bristol to continue cleanup efforts in your own neighborhoods throughout the year,” stated Mayor Caggiano.
The City is inviting groups and individuals to join them to help clean up several areas throughout the City. This event is ideal for civic organizations, Scout Troops, or school groups who are interested in volunteering or who may need community service credit.
Cleanup areas will include:
- Riverside Avenue
- Veterans Memorial Boulevard Park
- The West End Neighborhood
- Along the Railroad Tracks on North Main Street and Main Street
- Forestville Village and Along the Pequabuck River
- And Your Neighborhood!
Clean Up Day supplies will be available for pick up while supplies last on the day of the event from 8 to 10 am at the Parks, Recreation, Youth & Community Services Office, located at 51 High Street. Supplies will include garbage bags, event day t-shirt, instructions, locations of trash pickup areas, and safety guidelines. You are encouraged to provide your own gloves.
“We are very proud of all of the residents and community groups that come out every year to support this important event. We look forward to working together to beautify the city,” Dr. Joshua T. Medeiros, Ed.D., CPRE, Superintendent of Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services.
Event day t-shirts are being generously funded by COVANTA who will also have employees on hand that day to assist with the cleanup efforts. Gloves are being donated by the City of Bristol’s Emergency Management Department and water bottles are being donated by Shop Rite of Bristol.
The community is encouraged to take photos and post them to social media using the #allheartcleanupday2023 hashtag.