A Bedford business is coordinating a community cleanup day, planned for Sunday, May 2, from noon to 4 p.m.
Revise Inc., the Mass Save home performance contractor at 131 The Great Road, has been working with various organizations and arms of town government for several weeks in preparation for the first town-wide cleanup in many years.
Calvin Day, director of sales and marketing, emphasized that Covid-19 safety protocols will be followed. He noted that the event commemorates Earth Day, which is actually April 22.
‘We invite residents to join with the company’s employees as they work to directly impact a cleaner and greener community,” Day said. He said residents can go to www.callrevise.com/bedfordcleanup “to sign up to join the celebration.”
Plans call for concentrating on six locations that organizers say “are in need of attention for removal of trash and recyclables.” The hot spots are:
- The old reservoir area off Shawsheen Road;
- Fawn Lake and the narrow-gauge bike path north past Lane School;
- The narrow-gauge trail from Depot Park to Fawn Lake;
- Hartwell Town Forest off Hartwell and South Roads;
- All of Davis Road;
- The Great Road from Mudge Way to Pine Street.
Volunteers will meet at John Glenn Middle School to receive their assignments. Revise employees will hand out gloves, trash bags, recycling bags, water, and hand sanitizer. At the end of the day, Revise will pick up all sorted trash and recyclables and dispose of them.
“The police and town officials are working with the organizers to ensure the safety of the participants,” said Chief of Police Robert Bongiorno. “Based on call volume, police will be on standby at high traffic areas to ensure the safety of all involved.”
Revise is inviting volunteers back to the satellite office at 131 The Great Road after the cleanup from 4-5 p.m. for an appreciation ceremony. The agenda includes refreshments, gift cards to Bedford Farms, and prizes.
Day said several Scouting groups and other youth organizations have already committed to participating. He encouraged residents who can’t join the cleanup teams to pick up trash and recyclables around their own neighborhoods.
“Revise’s sole focus is to make homes more energy-efficient,” Day commented. “Having a community cleanup day is a mere extension of the commitment Revise is making to reduce Bedford’s carbon footprint.” More information about the company can be obtained from www.callrevise.com or 800-885-7283.
Mike Rosenberg can be reached at email@example.com, or 781-983-1763