City conducts 20th annual clean sweep


City conducts 20th annual clean sweep
One of the families taking part in Project Clean Sweep on April 27 – Cida Arrudya, Noah Fernandes, Enzo Fernandes, Pedro Fernandes and Scarlet Fernandes. They helped clean up the neighborhood around Zompetti Street. (Photo/Maureen Sullivan)

MARLBOROUGH – The plastic yellow bags told the tale.

On April 27, dozens of volunteers fanned out throughout the city for the 20th annual Project Clean Sweep.

The event began at the Department of Public Works building on Neil Street, where volunteers picked up trash bags and determined where to clean.

Soon, filled trash bags began appearing on roadsides, ready for pickup.

Mayor J. Christian Dumais took part in the cleanup around Parmenter Road.

In addition to the DPW, Project Clean Sweep was sponsored by the Recreation Department and Conservation Officer Priscilla Ryder.

Those wishing to clean a street, park or conservation area may contact [email protected] to obtain bags and gloves.

City conducts 20th annual clean sweep
Volunteers line up for trash bags and routes during the 20th annual Project Clean Sweep at the DPW building on April 27. (Photo/City of Marlborough)

Household Hazardous Waste Day

Still have some spring cleaning to do?

The city and the town of Hudson will host their annual Household Hazardous Waste Day on Saturday, May 11, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Easterly Wastewater Treatment Facility, 860 Boston Post Road East.

The following items may be brought – acids/bases, aerosols, air conditioners, antifreeze, auto batteries, brake fluid, corrosives, drain openers, flammables, computers, furniture stains, fluorescent bulbs, household cleaners, household polishes, rechargeable batteries, kerosene, lighter fluid, oil-based paints, propane tanks, microwaves, monitors, pesticides, photo chemicals, poisons, pool chemicals, thinners, used motor oil, weed killers, wood preservatives, TVs and VCRs.

Do not bring these items – asbestos, radioactive materials, latex/acrylic paint, unknown or unlabeled materials, PCBs, reactive or unstable materials, single-use batteries, no large appliances, explosives, drums, medical waste, tires.

This is for residents of Marlborough and Hudson only; please bring proof of residency.

For information, call 508-624-6910, ext. 33300.

Medication will not be collected. Bring unwanted or expired medications to your local police station or to the following CVS locations – 264 E. Main St., Marlborough; 234 Washington St., Hudson – for proper disposal.

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