- We educate children on the importance of our environment.
- We organize town-wide cleanup days year-round.
- We plant colorful shrubs, and flowers.
- We hang and tend to flower baskets throughout Greenwich.
- We landscape and maintain several State Highway Exits.
- We beautify town traffic islands and parks.
- We award prizes for beautification of public space.
- We sponsor Trash Removal for the Greenwich Town Party
- We teach and implement Recycling Best Practices.
- We distribute daffodil bulbs and colorful flowers.
- We remove invasive vines on Town Lands.
- We coordinate private gifts for Public Property.
- We participate in Town Planning.
- We give teens their first jobs.
- We help volunteers fulfill community service requirements.
- We provide training and opportunity for subjects of Court Referral programs.
From highway exit ramps throughout town to parks and beaches, between street signs and the highly-trafficked intersections they denote, we distribute and award beautiful landscaping that helps make all of our lives a bit more upbeat.
Spring and Fall cleanups began in 1986 and have been visibly successful throughout the year. We organize volunteers who aim to enhance Town Properties as if they were our very own front yards, for the good and the beauty of the community.
During the dreary winter months, brightness and festivity can restore charm and cheer to even the shortest of days. We partner with local businesses, and Sam Bridge Nursery, to decorate Central Greenwich and beyond with hanging baskets on lampposts made with strictly volunteer labor.
Our partners, Greenwich Youth Conservation Program and Greenwich Recycling Advisory Board work with us to instill the values of smart and sound recycling practices on the next generation of Greenwich citizens. We are dedicated to educating our children about sustaining a healthy environment.
Every year, the Greenwich Green & Clean and the Greenwich Recycling Advisory Board host Paper Shredding Day for Greenwich residents, sponsored by Santaguida Sanitation and The First Bank of Greenwich. On April 27th, from 9:30am until 12:00 noon, this event will again be held in the parking lot of the Island Beach Ferry on Arch Street. Town Residents will be able to shred all outdated office documents and old tax and medical records. For $2 per box, our volunteers, will be recycling all of your sensitive documents that have been piling up all year! This year Greenwich Neighbor-to-Neighbor will also be collecting any unopened, unused toiletries that you may have accumulated for redistribution to the less fortunate in our community, so bring those to drop off as well.
On October 6th, 2018 the Greenwich Green & Clean in coordination with the Greenwich Fire Department will host a town-wide effort to clean up areas affected by litter and the changing seasons. Please send us an email letting us know about your ability to help out, or check out our volunteer page for more information. And feel free to report a dirty site that will need attention! Keep an eye out for our flyers around town and RSVP for our Facebook Event, to stay up-to-date.
EFFECTIVE: Sept. 12th 2018
Greenwich Green & Clean is proud to have partnered with the G.R.A.B. and BYOGreenwich along with the Conservation Commission and the Representative Town Meeting (RTM) to have passed the new Greenwich Bag Ordinance on March 12, 2018. The new rules are in effect as of September 12, 2018. We know all you business owners are prepared and have eliminated your stock of plastic shopping bags accordingly! For more specifics check out these FAQs or the statute itself.
Having taken responsibility for the program from the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce, Greenwich Green & Clean helped raise funds and coordinate residents, merchants, landlords, businesses and the Town to install reusable lights during the holiday season, for the last three years. Our board has decided that we will no longer be undertaking this endeavor going forward. Following a unanimous vote by the Greenwich Green & Clean Board of Directors, a decision was made to discontinue the challenging task of installing holiday lights on the trees in Downtown Greenwich to focus their energies and our limited dollars on their primary mission.
The G.R.A.B., in conjunction with the Town of Greenwich Department of Public Works, has released new guidelines and restrictions on the Town's recycling program, effective July 1st, 2018. Click here for the full list of what can be recycled where. And click the button below to see a handy visual guide about the new recycling policies. And feel free to email G.R.A.B. at GreenwichRecycles@gmail.com if you have further questions.
The three main materials no longer accepted are:
|Take clean plastic bags & film to participating stores.|
|Bagged shreds can be deposited in special containers at Holly Hill|
|To be deposited with regular trash|
Try to “weed” these invaders out of your garden! You do not want invasive vines, plants, and trees on your property.
An invasive plant has the ability to thrive and spread aggressively outside its native range. A naturally aggressive plant may be especially invasive when it is introduced to a new habitat.
—USDA - National Invasive Species Information Center