From Manchester’s Sustainability Committee: Take the Zero Waste Challenge
By Alison Anholt-White
Did you know that the average person throws out approximately five pounds of trash a day? The Manchester-by-the-Sea Sustainability Committee and Parks and Recreation Department invite residents to join in the “MBTS Earth Day Celebration Zero Waste Challenge,” from April 17 to 24.
Step 1: Each household must register with the Manchester Parks and Recreation Department before April 14. The program is open to Manchester households with school age children. www.mbtsrec.com
Step 2: On Saturday, April 17 start composting, recycling, repurposing, and reusing.
Step 3: On Saturday, April 24 participants can bring their trash bag down to the American Legion parking lot from 9.00a.m. to 11.00 a.m. to be weighed.
Step 4: The household with the lowest weeklong trash accumulation will receive the honor of being Manchester-by-the-Sea’s Zero Waste Champion!
The official winner will win a gift card to Seven Seas Whale Watching trip. All children involved in the contest will receive a coupon for a free ice cream cone at Captain Dusty's, a craft kit to make a bird feeder, and a bag of either flower or vegetable seeds to feed Mother Earth.