4/7: Wayland Cleans Up!

On Saturday, April 7 join the movement to clean up roadside trash in Wayland at the annual Clean Up event.

You can clean up any time, anywhere. If you stop by one of two stations, either the Cochituate Ball Field or at the Department of Public Works, 66 River Road, between 10 AM and 2 PM, you can pick up free bags and gloves, instructions on how to sort trash/recycling, and directions to the places in our town that most need a clean up.

Please sort recyclables and trash (trash includes wet paper) into the separate bags. If you find items too large to move, such as large pieces of metal or wood, rubber tires, appliances, etc., or syringes or other hazardous materials, email us at info@transitionwayland.org with the location and we will find someone to pick it up.

Drop off bagged “collections” at the Wayland Transfer Station (on 484 Boston Post Road) any time before 3:30 PM. The transfer station will exceptionally let you enter without a sticker and you will not require the orange PAYT bags for the trash.

Volunteers of all ages are welcome! Previous Clean Ups have seen three-year-olds and ninety-year-olds equally enthusiastic to do their bit. Wear orange or another bright color for safety and visibility! Bring insect repellent, etc. Take selfies and share them on social media, and email them to us with your thoughts for a follow-up article in the Crier (email info@transitionwayland.org).

The Clean Up happens early in April on purpose: bugs and poison ivy have not yet taken over. But it means that the weather can be bad. The rain date will be the next Saturday, April 14. When in doubt, check www.transitionwayland.org to see if we’re on!