Lewiston Public Works invites individuals and teams to join in for a Lewiston Citywide Litter Pick Up Day.

The fall pick up event is scheduled to be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 16. Participants can pick up litter in their own neighborhood or anywhere in the city that they see a need, church or community groups also are encouraged to adopt an area.

Participants also will have disposal options for what they pick up.

Bags of collected litter can be returned to Kennedy Park for disposal at a drop-off site near park gazebo.

Public Works will pick up bags of litter at a specified location if previously stated on the online registration/waiver form or called into dispatch the morning of the event.

Residents can put collected bags of litter at curbside with their regular weekly curbside pick-up.

Participating teams will be eligible to win a prize by posting photos of their team picking up litter and using a #nolitter tag. Prize categories are biggest team, most creative, and most colorful.

There is no fee to participate. To register and agree to the event waiver online, and identify the location they will clean, visitt lewistonmaine.gov/litterevent.

Public Works staff will be at Kennedy Park on event day to distribute supplies: bags, gloves, pickers, and buckets. A safety procedure flyer will be given out with supplies outlining safe practices for participation, and is available online at lewistonmaine.gov/littersafety.

In addition, a safety station pop-up tent will be at Kennedy Park. Items deemed unsafe for pick up should be called into Public Works Dispatch for same-day pick up by trained personnel at 207-513-3000, ext. 3450.

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