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Earth Day Clean Up - April 6, 2011

 

On Saturday, April 16th, the town of Ocean City, Coastal Bays and OC Surfriders will be honoring Earth Day by holding their second annual clean up.

 

Last year over 100 volunteers joined forces and helped the town and coastal protection agencies to pick up trash in the wetlands and sand dunes. This year we are expecting the numbers to double!

 

Volunteers are encouraged to pre-register with Coastal Bays in advance so there will be plenty of supplies and assignments. Garbage bags, gloves and a commemorative tee shirt are provided to all volunteers while supplies last. Register your team by either emailing sandis@mdcoastalbays.org or call 410-213-2297.

 

Registration is at the town hall gazebo located on 3rd street from 8:30 – 9 am. There will be a small reception afterwards beginning at noon at Fager’s Island. Participants are encouraged to estimate the pounds of trash which they collected and register the amount at the reception.  They are also encouraged to bring in the most unusual find as area businesses have provided prizes for the honorable mentionables! In the event of rain, the event will be postponed to Sunday.

 

The clean up was created to coincide with Ocean City’s annual free residential bulk pick-up. The annual bulk pickup service is a free and convenient way for residents to remove large household items, such as furniture, appliances, bicycles, carpeting and other items that cannot be loaded into a standard refuse truck. Normally, when such items are discarded in and around dumpsters, it creates an additional cost for the town to remove them, and that charge is passed on to the residents. Next weekend is the only weekend where residents will not be charged and are encouraged to place their items curbside on Friday April 15th for Saturday’s pick up between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. There is another pickup on Sunday, April 17, between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m.

 

And conveniently, the county is also holding their e-cycle on Saturday.  The Worcester County Solid Waste Department will be having their E-Cycle and Hazmat Day on April 16 only. This will give residents the opportunity to take their residential household hazardous waste (such as paint, propane tanks, lawn and garden chemicals, etc.) along with any E-Cycle items (computers, monitors, etc.) that cannot be legally placed in the trash to the West Ocean City Park and Ride for collection.

 

 

So come celebrate Earth Day by participating in all these Earth Friendly events! It is local efforts such as these which hopefully will protect our natural resources to ensure our small piece of earth can be enjoyed for generations to come!



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