Troy Residents Encouraged to Participate in Citywide Earth Day Cleanup Program

Troy Residents Encouraged to Participate in Citywide Earth Day Cleanup Program

For Immediate Release
March 15, 2021

Troy Residents Encouraged to Participate in Citywide Earth Day Cleanup Program

TROY, NY — Mayor Patrick Madden is encouraging Troy residents to get involved in the City’s annual Citywide Earth Day Cleanup Program next month. Each April, Troy residents, families and business owners come together to organize community-driven cleanup and beautification projects at local parks, green spaces, and neighborhoods across the Collar City.

Earth Day 2021 is Thursday, April 22nd. Cleanup projects will be held between April 17th and April 25th.

Mayor Madden said, “Earth Day 2021 is an opportunity to reimagine how we can safely gather to beautify our neighborhoods for the environmental benefit the entire community. During this pandemic, we have faced many challenges that have kept us apart. I invite everyone to safely gather for this year’s annual Earth Day cleanup program for the greater good for the planet, its ecological systems and our own city.”

Troy residents can make an impact on a neighborhood level, including:

  • Participate in a small-scale alley cleanup at recommended physical distance
  • Adopt a park or other green-space with your neighbors and collaborate to improve the appearance of it throughout the seasons

If you are organizing a neighborhood cleanup, the City will provide clear bags for litter cleanup and yard bags for organic materials. Additional promotional materials, including Prevent Food Waste magnets and recycling bin stickers, will be available for neighborhoods to distribute to help promote sustainability.

To organize a project in your neighborhood, please send the following information to Renee Panetta, City Recycling Coordinator, at (518) 279-7171 or [email protected]:

  1. meeting location (intersection, address or park)
  2. start and end time of cleanup
  3. date of cleanup (between April 17th through April 25th)
  4. organizer contact information (phone number and email address)

On an individual level, Troy residents can take many actions to make a difference:

Please remember to follow public health guidelines (wearing a mask, social distancing) to keep you safe & healthy.

For more information on the annual Citywide Earth Day cleanup, including a list of available projects, visit


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