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During April, the Town of Enfield would like to invite its residents and businesses to help give the town a “Spring Cleaning” in conjunction with Earth Day.
On Saturday, April 22nd, the Town’s Beautification Committee will again sponsor a townwide Clean Sweep community clean up event where groups and individuals are encouraged to clean up an area of town or their own neighborhood. The event kicks off at Town Hall at 9am, with garbage bags and t-shirts provided to those who participate.
Also new this year, due to increased interest, there will be a special Clean Sweep event at Brainerd Park. This park clean-up will start at 1pm in the parking lot. Garbage bags and t-shirts will be provided, as well as support from Public Works crews for bulky item removal.
In addition to the Clean Sweep, the Town has also partnered with 360 Federal Credit Union to do a Shred event; with Eversource for a sapling give-away, with Hartsprings for a clothing and textile collection, and the Drug Take Back Day will be on-site from 10am-2pm.
This is the second year that our friends at 360 Federal Credit Union have offered Enfield residents the free opportunity to shred personal and financial documents. A truck will be parked in the upper parking lot closest to the North Main Street entrance to Town Hall from 9am-Noon, which is where cars can line up.
Eversource will be back again to offer free saplings to those who have an interest in planting them to increase the number of trees in our town.
Hartsprings is new to the Community Clean Up event and will offer another opportunity for residents to donate clothing and textiles from 9am-1pm. Proceeds from the collection will benefit the Big Sisters & Big Brothers organization.
On Saturday, April 29th, the Public Works Dept will host its annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection at 40 Moody Road from 9am – 1pm. This collection is for 8am-1pm. Here is the link for the complete list of what can be collected and what can’t: https://enfield-ct.gov/DocumentCenter/View/23007/Hazardous-Waste-Dropoff-4-29-23-PDF
Why is this important? Any chance to keep items that can be recycled and re-used saves taxpayers money, because we pay a per ton disposal fee of all trash and recycling items that are collected curbside and at the Transfer Station. The Town pays $115 per ton for recycling materials and $108 per ton for solid waste. We process about 14,500 tons of solid waste each year, which comes out to approximately $400,000 for recycling disposal costs and over a million dollars to dispose of our trash.
April is also an awesome time to remind everyone about the services offered at the Transfer Station at 77 Town Farm Road. Residents may obtain a permit at the Transfer Station for $10 with proof of residency. If you are using a vehicle registered to someone else, you may apply for temporary residential permit for $10 a day.
No permit is required and there are no fees charged for leaves & grass clippings, scrap metal, flattened cardboard, TVs, microwaves and certain electronics. Five visits for brush are free and you will be charged for the next.
Please check out the Public Works section of the www.enfield-ct.gov website for more great information about what can be recycled and re-used to reduce the flow of items into the waste stream.