The residents of Prince George’s County, Maryland take pride in their community. Trash is a common problem in the United States, especially in dense populated areas. Litter is extremely difficult, if not impossible to maintain unless everyone gets involved. As everyone already knows, most trash ends up in landfills, but 10% of it ends up in the ocean. One household can produce about 1 ton of waste annually, which is quite substantial, when considering 324,724,883 people reside in the United States, accounting for over 1/3 of the world’s waste.
The Department of Public Works and Transportation (DPW&T) developed the “Clean Up Green Up” program to give the residents an opportunity to give back to their community. The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 29, 2016 and will involve mulching, cleaning, litter removal, and weeding. Darrell B. Mobley, the Director of DPW&T is encouraging everyone to get involved, especially community organizations, businesses, and schools. Those interested in partaking in this even will need to complete the 2016 County Beautification and Clean Up Green Up application and submit it to Samantha Vannaseng via email (see below for link and email address). The DPW&T partners with other government and nongovernment entities to organize the event bi-annually, but the deadline was Friday, September 16, 2016. However, you can get involved next spring, if you have let this date pass you by.
Registered participants will be provided with up to 10 bags of mulch (installed in public areas only), which can be picked up at the Maintenance Facility (hours and address provided below). Other items available include:
- Rubber gloves
- Trash bags
- Safety vests
- Litter grabbers
All participating students should pick up a Verification Form at the school in advance. Community service credits will be given to students in exchange for their assistance in helping beautify Prince George’s County neighborhoods.
2016 County Beautification and Clean Up Green Up Application: http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/DocumentCenter/View/15950
Email to Samantha Vannaseng: firstname.lastname@example.org (all applicants will receive a confirmation receipt via their email inbox)
Office of Highway Maintenance
8400 D’Arcy Road
Forestville, Maryland 20747
Supplies and mulch is available for pick up
Wednesday October 26th between 5pm-8pm
October 27th & 28th Thursday and Friday between 8am-4pm
Remember the next “Clean Up Green UP” will not be until spring 2017.