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Guess What's Coming Back? Litter Pluck!

Monticello, NY – The Sullivan County Legislature announces that the County’s Annual Roadside Litter Pluck Event will take place from Monday, May 18 through Tuesday, June 30, 2020. During that time, the County will waive the waste disposal fee for roadside litter plucked bags, through the County’s Parks, Recreation and Beautification Department and the Division of Public Works.

Parks, Agriculture & Sustainability Policy Committee Chair and District 6 Legislator Luis Alvarez encourages County residents to check with their local municipalities, as there are several organized litter pluck events being planned throughout the County. 

“Participation in a town- or village-organized litter pluck event is a great opportunity for our residents to help combat litter at a local level – and you can do it while still social distancing!” he affirmed. 

“Even during this crisis, we need to look our best, and Litter Pluck is a hassle-free, cost-free way to spruce up our communities,” added District 7 Legislator Joe Perrello, chair of the Public Works Committee.

Residents who wish to participate in the County’s Roadside Litter Pluck event may pick up their free labeling stickers that adhere to clear garbage bags to identify the bag as roadside litter on or after March 23 at their town or village hall (if open) or County-operated transfer station. The Parks Office is also able to mail stickers to local addresses (use the phone number below).

While no coupons are required, all Roadside Litter Plucked refuse must be placed in clear bags and an event sticker adhered to the bag. Participants will be asked to register at the County-operated Transfer Station at the time of disposal.

For more information about Litter Pluck, please call Sullivan County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Beautification at 845-807-0287.