​The Chester Land Trust teamed up with the Town of Chester and organized the 3rd Annual Town of Chester town-wide clean up day in honor of Earth Day 2023.

On Saturday April 22nd @ 9 am, about 35-40 of our dedicated volunteers assembled at the town-owned Water Street Parking Lot. After a brief orientation and assignments, the distribution of trash bags and donated gloves, everyone headed out to scour the town for litter.
Results: On Saturday 4/22/23, 54 Bags of trash and recycles were collected around the town and transported to the public works garage. Other items collected were tires, many metal items, and lots of car parts. 18 bagswere separated and collected by the volunteers, containing recycling items. On Monday April 24th, Land Trust president Bill Myers and 2 volunteers went out to a hazardous busy traffic area on Route 148 (West Main Street near Baker Road), and collected an additional 7 Bags of trash and recycling items. The 18 bags collected on Saturday, and the 7 bags collected on Monday were entirely hand sorted by Bill and the results are:  Three (3) 120 gallon Blue recycling "All Waste" containers full of recycling acceptable items, and a total of 61 bags of litter and recycling were removed from the street sides !

April 2023

3rd Annual Town of Chester Clean Up Day

Chester, Connecticut