Portsmouth's ‘carry in, carry out’ goes into effect on Friday

Posted 11/5/19

PORTSMOUTH — Starting Friday, Nov. 8, you’ll need to take your trash with you after leaving any of the town’s recreation areas.

The Department of Public Works will be …

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Portsmouth's ‘carry in, carry out’ goes into effect on Friday

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PORTSMOUTH — Starting Friday, Nov. 8, you’ll need to take your trash with you after leaving any of the town’s recreation areas.

The Department of Public Works will be instituting a “carry in, carry out” policy at all recreation areas, with trash barrels removed from the following areas:

• Bristol Ferry Town Common

• Corys Lane

• Elmhurst Park recreation area

• Island Park Playground recreation area

• Glen Farm/Linden Lane/Seveney Complex

• Glen Manor House recreation area

• Glen Park recreation area

• McCorrie Point Beach area

• Melville Park lower recreation area

• Melville Park Upper Ponds

• Portsmouth Dog Park (within Melville Park)

• Redwood Farms Playground

• Sandy Point Beach (off season)

• Senior senter ballfield

• Turnpike Avenue Playground

• Weaver Cove Boat Launch

The “carry in, carry out” policy, approved by the Town Council on Oct. 28, is part of the town’s continuing efforts to become a cleaner and greener Portsmouth. The town expects the program to foster a connection between visitors and our recreation areas by encouraging personal responsibility for maintaining clean areas for all to enjoy. 

The town hopes to generate additional public awareness about how trash and littering affects the environment, wildlife, and scenic views if brought into local recreation areas but not disposed of properly.

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