Green Up Keene

Save the Date:  Green up Keene  
Join us for the next Green Up Keene event on:

Saturday, April 24, 2021
8:00 am  ~  Noon   

To see a map of streets, parks and trails that have been adopted for cleanup, check out the

2021 Map 

Green Up Keene

Springtime in New Hampshire! As it starts to warm up, buds on the trees start to swell, flowers begin to poke out of the ground, and small furry creatures emerge blinking into the light. And as the piles of snow melt away, trash that has accumulated over the winter starts to come out of hiding from under the snowbanks.

We will not be holding our traditional supply pickup at Railroad Square due to COVID concerns but are working on the possibility of a drive-thru supply pickup at the Keene Public Works Department on Saturday (more details to follow.) Groups are also welcome to pick up their supplies the week leading up to Green Up Keene at the Public Works Department by scheduling a time for contact-free pickup.

For this year's event we are encouraging small groups of families or roommates. We would like volunteers try to avoid gathering with those outside your household/normal group.

Would you like to help but can't make it on April 24th?   Not a problem - Groups that would prefer to volunteer during the preceding week, or on Sunday, may pick up garbage bags and gloves at the Keene Public Works Department Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Just give us a call before stopping by so we can have your supplies ready for you! (603-352-6550)

Want to Sign Up Ahead of Time? Contact Andrea at 603-352-6550 or

To see designated pickup routes along which roadside cleanup trash may be left during the Green Up Keene event click here. Crews from the Department of Public Works and Waste Management drive these routes during the cleanup event, and again on the following Monday, to remove roadside litter that has been collected by volunteers and placed in the blue “NH Beautiful” bags.

Contact the Department of Public Works for information on how you can help

You can also find information about Green Up Keene at the City of Keene Public Works Department's Facebook page.

If you still have questions about Green Up Keene, contact Andrea Madaglia (352-6550) or Eric Swope (357-9836, ext. 6504) of Keene Public Works Department. 

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