NLC News: #NantucketTrashtag

Join the Nantucket Land & Water Council Associates for an island-wide (and beyond) #NantucketTrashtag (socially-distanced) beach cleanup! From August 4-9, the Nantucket Land & Water Council Associates group is organizing a Nantucket Beach Cleanup – but with a twist.  Instead of gathering together, we ask you to join us any time that works best for you, on any beach that you choose.  Simply bring your gloves and bags to a beach (or trail or street) near you any time during the week of August 4-9th and collect the trash you find! Once you’ve filled your bag, download the free Cleanswell app and upload your collection (i.e. how many plastic bottles, balloons, glass bottles, etc) and our group impact will be automatically tallied! Take a picture of yourself and your family, and post to social media with the hashtag #NantucketTrashtag and be sure to tag @nantucketlandcouncil

We can join together and make a difference, even during these unusual times. We will repost and share your trashtags and collectively we will have a huge impact!  Mark your calendar and be sure to join us for this island-wide beach cleanup.

A few environmentally friendly tips thanks to the Nantucket DPW:

– Wear gardening gloves, dishwashing gloves, or any washable reusable gloves rather than plastic disposable gloves

– Use brown Stop & Shop paper bags (double bagged works best) rather than a plastic clear bag.  

– Before taking off your gloves, sort your trash into recyclable plastic, aluminum, glass, compostable or non-compostable/non-recyclable items and then dispose of in your household trash/recycling/compost.