Group Leader Responsibilities:
1. Register your cleanup group by September 4 to get your supplies in time. Supplies and t-shirts are first-come, first-serve. Register early!
2. Find a Cleanup Site – You’re welcome to clean anywhere you see trash. Good sites are accessible and safe.
3. Recruit Help – Inform cleanup volunteers how to contact you, where and when to meet, what to bring, and what to do in case of bad weather. Share the link to your cleanup site info page (sent to you after you register) to recruit and sign up your volunteers.
4. Pick Up Trash – Arrange for trash and recyclables pick up. Your town’s Department of Public Works (DPW), Parks and Recreation Dept. or local trash/recycling company may be helpful in donating these services to you. Contact them early so they can plan for the event. Apply for the Bridgestone Tire 4ward free tire recycling program if your site has many tires (not available in VT this year).
5. Trash Tally – Group leaders are responsible for submitting one Trash Tally form for all the trash their group picks up. Tracking trash is one of the most important parts of the cleanup. It works very well to have one volunteer or team sort trash and recyclables and another volunteer record the information on the Trash Tally form. Please submit Trash Tally forms (paper form or online) within a week after your cleanup.
6. Safety & Waivers – It is the group leader’s responsibility to collect a signed waiver from EACH participant, adult or child. Also, the group leader is expected to have backup plans in case of an emergency or poor/unsafe weather.