DERRY — The snow is melting and the winter’s trash is being uncovered.
That means it’s time for the town’s annual community cleaning effort where residents, organizations and other groups can get involved to keep Derry clean.
This year’s effort is hosted by the Conservation Commission and the town’s Go Green Committee. It is scheduled for April 13-20.
Conservation Commission member Dennis Wiley said there would be plenty of things to be picked up this year and he urged everyone to get involved.
The town’s transfer station provides blue trash bags for community members to fill with trash collected around the community.
Once the bags are filled, people can call the transfer station or Public Works Department to have crews come pick them up.
There is plenty of work to go around this year.
“If you’ve been driving around the town, you know we need a cleanup,” Wiley said. “It’s looking pretty bad.”
The long winter has kept much of the litter covered for a long time, but now it’s coming into view.
“It’s amazing how much trash that snow brings,” said Paul Dionne, another Conservation Commission member.
Residents can visit the Go Green Derry site at go-green-derry.org to let the group know what locations they want to take on during this spring’s cleaning project.