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Roadside Litter Pluck Begins April 20

Litter Pluck labels

 

Monticello, NY – The Sullivan County Legislature proudly announces that the County’s Annual Roadside Litter Pluck Event will take place from Saturday, April 20 through Sunday, May 31, and all school and community groups, as well as private citizens, are urged to participate.

 

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.

 

Agriculture & Sustainability Committee Chair and District 4 Legislator Catherine Owens 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,” she affirmed. 

 

“More than ever, 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.

 

All residents and groups 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 April 15 at their town or village hall or a County-operated transfer station. 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.