Operation Clean Sweep runs now through Sun., Apr. 28. Free bags and gloves are also available through Apr. 28 at the Warwick Chamber of Commerce caboose on South St. when you register your roads. Pick up supplies, and join your community in a roadside clean-up effort. Leave the full bags at intersections of your road, and the Warwick DPW will pick them up on the morning of Mon., Apr. 29. Tipping fees are waived for us at the County Transfer Station, and we thank our County officials for that courtesy.
On Sat., Apr. 27, the Warwick Lions will be in the Chase lot on South St. to shred your documents, recycle old eyeglasses and hearing aids. There will be a pill drop with the Warwick Coalition and the Warwick Police Department. Old oil can be recycled at Leo Kaytes Ford, located at 145 Rte. 94 in Warwick. The Computer Guy, located at 2 Overlook Dr. in Warwick, is accepting certain electronics. Join in to help keep our community clean. For more information call the Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce at 986-2720, or visit: http://www.warwickcc.org/community-calendar/operation-clean-sweep/.
On Sat., May 4 Warwick will celebrate Earth Fest at Stanley-Deming Park. This will include the great “Too Good to Toss” event with drop off of gently used items to the basketball court on Sat., May 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can also “shop for free” on Sun., May 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and avail yourself of some real treasures. This event is funded in part by the Village and Town of Warwick. It will be run by Elizabeth Knight and her band of many volunteers who have managed to divert an amazing amount of good stuff from the waste streams.
As part of Earth Fest, you can also enjoy “Treecycle” at Stanley-Deming Park, on Sat., May 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Treecycle is hosted by local artists and makers and includes an exhibition of tree sculptures made by Orange County artists, a Change Makers table featuring creative re-purposing projects from local students, a cardboard maze and miniature city, Kids-Take-Apart-Table and Build-a-Bot station, and up-cycled craft demonstrations. There will be a Sustainable Community Information Center, Makers Market featuring environmentally friendly products, live music, dance, and Arm-of-the-Sea puppet theatre will perform a special show at 3 p.m. Bring your own blanket!
The next regular meeting of the Town Board will be held on Thurs., Apr. 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Warwick Town Hall, located at 132 Kings Hwy. in Warwick.
The above column, written by Warwick Town Supervisor Michael Sweeton, will be published in the Apr 24 issue of the Warwick Valley Dispatch.