After a year off due to COVID, we need your help once again to beautify our Town, Parks, schools and neighborhoods! The Town of New Canaan is joining forces with the Chamber of Commerce for 2021 Clean Your Mile.
For the last several years, the Clean Your Mile effort has included three key components: New Canaan citizens individually tackling neighborhoods; community groups scouring public spaces including parks and schools; and the Chamber's efforts with merchants to clean up sidewalks, storage areas and parking spaces surrounding the shops and restaurants in the downtown village district.
Clean Your Mile is scheduled for the week of April 18-April 24 but you are welcome to participate anytime! Individual volunteers and members of numerous community organizations help give New Canaan its annual spring cleaning, beautifying our Town and environment. Youth Groups and Civic organizations are asked to clean the Parks, parking lots, schools and public areas where they have volunteered in previous years. We welcome families to organize neighborhood teams to clean up roadside trash on their street. Also, while you are in the Parks, don’t be shy about tossing downed tree limbs off walking trails. All help is appreciated.
Please note that upon completion of neighborhood CYM collection, volunteers are asked to notify the Highway Department with the location of bags for pick up by calling 203-594-3704. Volunteers are asked to secure bags and place on grassy shoulder and not along roadways.
Garbage bags are available for pick up at the Town Hall-Public Works Department or Inland Wetlands. Dumpsters will be located in the train station commuter lot Friday-Sunday. Remember to follow recommended Covid safety protocols regarding wearing masks, social distancing and sanitizing hands.
Photo shows Llewellyn/Bridle Path Lane area neighbors join to clean their mile.
(photo contributed by Robin Bates Mason)