This year we are celebrating our 25th Battle: 1988 – 2013!
Join us on Saturday, April 20, 2013, the Town of Yorktown will wage its annual war against litter and recruits are needed. Make this the year that you observe Earth Day by volunteering to pick up litter in your neighborhood with "The Battle of Yorktown."
Armed with bright orange bags, safety vests, litter grabbers and spirit, we are looking for groups of volunteers to pick up roadside litter. Last year 1,200 orange bags were distributed to 677 residents in 110 groups who picked up 12.26 tons of roadside litter and debris!
Nevertheless, the litter is back defacing our roadsides. Volunteers such as scout troops, organizations, businesses, families and individuals are needed to take just an hour or two to pick up roadside litter. If interested, please stop by the Refuse & Recycling office (behind the police station) on Route 202. The area that you will be cleaning will be recorded, and you will be given bright orange litter bags and safety vests. It's important that you register your group so that we know where to find and then dispose of the filled orange bags.
We look forward to seeing you out there on Saturday, April 20th -- any time that you can give will make a difference to keep Yorktown clean & green.
It's a dirty fact that litter degrades our roadsides. Keeping your your neighborhood clean by picking up litter is not limited to Earth Day -- litter bags, safety vests & litter grabbers are available year-round at the Refuse & Recycling Department (914) 245-4438.