12th annual Clean & Green Day to be held May 10

12th annual Clean & Green Day to be held May 10

NORTH SMITHFIELD -The 12th Annual Clean & Green Day will be held Saturday, May 10. Registration will take place at Halliwell Elementary School starting at 8 a.m. Helpers can pick up bags, location assignments and other necessary supplies. Support of this event has been continually strong, with a annual turnout of 400 to 500 participants, making North Smithfield's one-day event one of the largest in the state. Organizers hope to beat last year's collection of more than five tons of trash.

Keep America Beautiful will be part of the cleanup day, offering tips on how to reduce litter and the significant costs associated with litter removal.

Clean & Green Day volunteers will concentrate on areas in town that have been targeted, but residents are encouraged to clean in front of their properties. Cleanup will take place from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers are then welcome to a celebration of dessert and drinks. The event will be held rain or shine.

Volunteers of all ages are encouraged to help out and are asked to sign up by visiting nscleangreenday.weebly.com or calling 401-767-2200, ext. 345.