Earth Day Committee


The Earth Day Committee is responsible for planning Charlton’s Earth Day each spring. An informal group called the Earth Day Festival Planning Group plans and assists with the Earth Day Festival. Meetings are open to anyone interested in volunteering or sharing ideas for Earth Day.

Charlton Earth Day April 30, 2022
Invest in Our Planet!

Give the Earth some help!   Beautify our Town!  Roadside trash pick-up 8 am – 2 pm Saturday April 30th!  

Road Sign-ups will begin April 1st!  Online road sign-up is no longer available.  Sign-up in person on the Town Common April 30th.

The following roads are taken as of April 25th.   

AF Putnam;  Amber Rd.; Ashley Rd.; Ayers;  Baker Pond;  Berry Corner;   Blood; Brookfield Rd. (partial);  Brookside Drive; Burlingame;  Carpenter Hill; Carroll Hill;  Center Depot;  City Depot;   Colburn;  Curtis Hill Rd.;   Danforth Lane;  Daniels Road; Deer Run;  Elliot Drive;   Fitzgerald;  Freeman Road;  George St.; Gould Road;  Maynard Field Parking Lot;  Sports fields behind library;  Hammond Hill Road;  HK Davis; H. Putnam Rd.; H.Putnam Ext.; Haggerty;  Hemlock;  Hollywood Drive;  J.Davis;   J. Hammond; Jones; King;   L.Stevens; Laurie Lane; Little Mugget; Maple;  McIntyre; Meadow Lane; Meadowview Drive;  Mortan Station Road;   Muggett Hill Road; North Main St; N. Sturbridge; Oak;   Old Muggett Hill; Old Worcester Rd.;   Old Worcester road Ext;  Osgood; Oxbow; Oxford; Park;   Partridge Hill; Pheasant Lane; Ponnakin Hill;  Potter Village; Prindle Hill; Priscilla Lane; Pumpkin Lane; Ramshorn Road; Sampson Road ; Saundersdale Road;  Schoolhouse #6;  Schoolhouse #10; Stevens Park; Sunset Drive;  Wilson Lane

roads (JPG)

Safety first! Please take care when picking up the roads.   Use gloves to protect yourself from sharp objects.  Wear bright clothing or a safety vest so drivers can see you easily.  You may want to set up cones to caution drivers in higher speed areas.  Never open containers of unknown substances.  Contact the Police to dispose of any needles or syringes – do not touch or place in bags with other refuse.

We have some great incentives from our sponsors: 

Free T-shirt to the first 100 people – courtesy of Millennium Power!  Our theme this year is “Invest in Our Planet”!  This year's winner of the T-shirt design contest is Charlton Middle School fifth grader Ashlynn Cunniff!  Her beautiful design and logo is shown above          

Gloves, kids and adult sizes, and trash pickers while supplies last, courtesy of a grant from The Last Green Valley and a generous donation by Charlton resident Joe Mahaney and Debbie Marquis.

Bottled water donated by Ted’s Package Store – stay hydrated and reuse or recycle that empty water bottle!   

Dumpster donated by Casella Waste.  Show your support for the Earth and for the Town!  Pitch in to pick-up litter and clean our roads and fill that dumpster!  

Free wildflower seeds!   Do your part to help pollinators – convert a little patch of lawn into a haven for butterflies, native bees, moths, ladybugs, and hoverflies!  



Saturday April 30th  11 am – 2 pm

On the Town Common 11 am – 2 pm 

Come meet our vendors to learn earth friendly tips & increase environmental awareness!  Vendors include:  

            Cornerstone Bank, Energy Monster, Fay Mountain Farm, 
            Second Chance Animal Shelter, Shepherd Hill High School Envirothon Club,
            Charlton Garden Club, Charlton Conservation Commission,  
            Keep Charlton Beautiful Committee, Capen Hill Nature Center,  
            AnnieMike’s Honey, US Army Corps of Engineers, Local 4 Life


Live Music!!!  11 – 12:30   Grey Whisker Pickers
12:30 – 2 The Wormtown Mugwumps

Food Trucks!!! 

 Sliced    (Vegan Menu, tacos, chips, drinks)         
 Potato Potato     (French fries, tater tots, poutine, other toppings)
 Big T’s Jerky House    (BBQ sandwiches) 
 Dough Is Me   (Hot cocoa and Crepes) 

 Suzy Q   (Ice Cream)