Street & Stream Cleanup: May 20, 2023

Join us for Orono's Street and Stream Clean up on May 20th, 2023!

This will be a 'virtual' event with a short informational talk about safety and why we clean up our streets on May 20th, 2023 at 9:00 AM via Zoom (link to be emailed after registration). Then, volunteers will be able to leave from their homes and pick up litter wherever they choose. Volunteers may leave full trash bags along their registered routes and Public Works employees will pick it up on May 20th. The street and stream clean up is something we can do to make Orono even more beautiful this time of year, so come out and enjoy the outdoors.

REGISTRATION

You may volunteer individually or as a team. Volunteers have from now until May 18th to register! 

Registering will also get you a clean-up kit that includes gloves, trash bags, 5 gallon buckets and a gift certificate for lunch for each member of your team.

REGISTRATION LINK

After you’ve finished, show off your hard work by emailing us photos of your cleaned-up area. 

A person picking up litter in the grass.

WHAT IF I CANNOT ATTEND ON THE CLEAN UP DAY?

Alternatively, you can choose whatever day you want to pick up litter if you cannot make the event date. Although, we recommend doing your clean-up on the event day when Public Works will be available to pick up collected trash by the road side. If you choose to do your clean-up on a different day, please still register so we can get you supplies, but just put your collected trash with your regular curbside trash pickup. 

BE CAREFUL ABOUT THE TRASH YOU PICK UP

Be careful about the trash you pick up! If it’s too heavy, or if it is potentially contaminated (needle, soda bottle, etc), be safe! Mark the location for Public Works or Public Safety and call in the location at 207-889-6101. 

The Town would like to thank everyone for their time, energy, and support cleaning up Orono on May 21st for the annual Street and Stream Clean Up event!

In 2022, we had over 80 people sign up to participate in the clean up and had routes to pick up litter on nearly half of the roads within Orono's urbanized area. Volunteers collected roughly 6 cubic yards of trash from the event - they filled a dumpster! That is a lot of trash that has been recovered from littering our roads and waterways. 


We would also like to thank the Orono students from K-12 grade who participated in the Street and Stream Clean Up poster competition to get the word out about the event. It is so neat to see the creativity and talent of the students. Please enjoy the pictures of the event and posters. Thank you everyone for your participation and help for a successful 2022 Street and Stream Clean Up! 

Please enjoy the picture slideshow below of volunteers who participated and view the 2022 Street and Stream Poster Competition Winners here!

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  1. Megan Hess

    Environmental Services Coordinator