Saturday, June 14, 2014

Boston's First Citywide Community Yard Sale

Never finished your spring cleaning? Don't worry. The City of Boston's first citywide community yard sale will take place on Saturday, June 28 and Sunday, June 29th. The event, organized by Greenovate Boston, seeks to promote the reuse and recycling of goods, and reduce the amount of bulk waste sent to the curb. 

Residents can participate by hosting a yard sale on June 28 or 29, and registering it onlineVia the website, shoppers will be able to see a map of all the yard sales being held that weekend across the city, and preview items for sale. The website application also provides resources to help residents recycle and donate any unsold items.

Other steps to reduce solid waste and bolster recycling in Boston include:

• Downtown neighborhoods will increase recycling days from once a week to twice a week, and reduce weekly trash pickup from three times a week to twice a week starting July 1;
• The city's leaf and yard waste collection program has been expanded into the summer;
• Greenovate Boston will launch a reusable water bottle campaign this summer.

Greenovate Boston is a program of the Mayor's Office and is a collective movement to ensure a greener, healthier and more prosperous future by helping Boston reach its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by 2020 and 80 percent by 2050. Greenovate Boston hosted Boston's Climate Change Community Summit on May 28, 2014.

originally posted 6.07.14

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