We hope everyone is safe and doing as well as possible in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions.
In keeping with the important precautions to keep residents healthy, Town Wide Clean Up Day is being postponed. We require significant lead time to plan and coordinate this popular community-wide event and once we are past this more restrictive phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will determine next steps and let the community know the new plan.
In the meantime, many of you are taking extended walks or visiting our parks. WE STRONGLY URGE YOU TO NOT PICK UP GARBAGE WHEN YOU ARE OUT AND ABOUT during this period. Although your walks would generally be a great time to pick up trash, it is important not to pick up litter at this time because papers and other discarded items could potentially transmit the COVID-19 virus.
We instead suggest that you do the following:
1) When walking about, notice the litter on sidewalks, along the roads and in parks, and resolve not to litter. If everyone does this, it's even better than picking up trash after the fact. Please also pass this message on to friends and neighbors.
2) After the COVID crisis is over, many of you will continue taking walks and hopefully continuing to not litter. At that time it will hopefully be safe again to pick up a few pieces of litter as a regular part of your walking routine.
Remember to continue to follow safe practices especially as the weather gets warmer and you are able to enjoy the outdoors. Social distancing is more critical than ever now. Stay healthy everyone.
Recycling Committee Mission:
The mission of the North Castle Recycling Committee is to develop and promote innovative and effective recycling and waste management practices throughout the town. The Committee initiates creative cost effective solutions for our recycling challenges through a coordinated program of education, research and evaluation.
Sustainable North Castle Mission:
The Sustainable North Castle mission is to support, involve and inform our community about climate change; to provide guidance to the Town Board and our community on sustainable living choices; to participate with other communities and collaborate on green initiatives; to coordinate efforts to reduce our carbon footprint and make a positive impact on the environment for current and future generations.