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Cleaning up Blue Hill

Cleaning up Blue Hill

Over 200 people between the ages of 4 and 80 years old participated in a town-wide cleanup this past week. While residents took to the street throughout the week, an organized cleanup took place Saturday, April 29. Organized under the name Blue Hill cares, more than three tons of trash were collected, according to Chrissy Allen who helped organize the event. What were the most common things picked up: “Bud Light beer cans were the most common item, followed by trash from Dunkin Donuts and Subway, and too many cigarette butts to count.” Items of note included a satellite dish, a seat from a car, and a large pile of used hypodermic needles.

Areas that still need to be picked up: Rte. 15 from just beyond Mountain Rd. to Penobscot Town Line (this area had several people on it, but there was so much trash they could not get it all); Salt Pond Rd. from Falls Bridge Rd. towards Sedgwick (approx. 1/4 mile); Rte. 172 just beyond Hewes Co. towards the Transfer Station approx. 1mile; Hinckley Ridge Rd. from Kingdom Rd. to Beech Hill; Tamworth Farm Rd., Western County Rd.

Photo courtesy of Blue Hill Heritage Trust