49th Annual Green Up Day

It’s almost time for the big spring clean outdoor event! Come help make our community beautiful and keep our waterways free of pollution.

Green Up Day is a statewide event and movement bringing together community members to clean up the State’s parks, streets, and neighborhoods.

To participate, City residents and other Burlington stakeholders can pick up bags & other clean up supplies on Saturday, May 4 from 8:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Old Spoke’s Home, Leddy Park, Ethan Allen Park, Miller Center, Burlington Subaru, or Salmon Hole Park.

Bags are also available prior to Green Up Day, Tuesday, April 30 through Friday, May 3, during regular business hours, at 7 locations around the City:

  • CORE at One Community Center – 20 Allen Street
  • Departments of Public Works/Parks & Recreation – 645 Pine Street
  • Miller Community Center – 130 Gosse Court
  • Burlington Electric Department – 585 Pine Street
  • CEDO – 149 Church Street, 3rd floor
  • Burlington Subaru – 351 Shelburne Road
  • Citizen Cider – 316 Pine Street (regular business hours: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm)

This is the fourth year Green Up Day will include an incentive prize to participants. Those picking up their bags between Tuesday April 30 and Friday, May 3 will be entered to win a “Green-Up Basket” which includes power strips, CFL bulbs, and other goodies.

On Green Up Day, the Dept. of Public Works and Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront will have trucks circling the City’s major thorough fares, picking up full tied bags of collected trash throughout the day. All trash collected should go into the provided Green Up Day trash bags. Any scrap metal or tires found should be kept separate, not in bags, and placed in a pile at the same Green Up Drop off site; this material will be collected and recycled. Please make sure that all bags are located at main road intersections, out of the way of traffic, and keep the bike lanes/sidewalks clear of bags.

New this year is the GreenUpVermont app. We encourage volunteers to download the app from your app store and join the City of Burlington team to better track where bags are being left for collection.

Organizing a Green Up Day team with your workplace or affinity group?  Please contact Deryk Roach ( for a team assignment.

Volunteers are encouraged to keep their health and safety in mind, and not pick up needles or anything that appears sharp or hazardous.