You'll find all the information you need to know about our annual town-wide spring cleaning right here.

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Please see our get involved page and complete the sign-up form.

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What is the Green Up Ashland Event?

The Green Up Ashland event is really the only annual town-wide event and participation is easy
It can be done individually, as a family or group (scouts, sports teams, civic or religious groups and more) and is a great opportunity to enjoy the community outdoors while contributing to look and value of your community.

Did you know, High School students can get community service credit for helping us out?

Reporting Litter/Debris

What if I see litter on business property?

A business is responsible for the litter and debris on their property because it not only only unsightly, but it can also be dangerous. If you observe this, please reachout to the to the Board of Health so they can enforce laws and regulations that protect the health and safety of our community. Email your concern and observation to

Water Conservation

What are rain barrels?

Rain barrels are containers used to collect rain water from the roof of a building via the gutter and downspout. The downspout is cut to a height that permits the rain water to flow into a barrel placed beneath it. The barrel should have a spigot to which a hose may be attached, and an overflow hose to direct rain water away from the foundation if rain continues after the barrel is full. Rain barrels are often made from 55-gallon food-grade plastic barrels, although they can also be made of wood. The collected water can be used to water gardens or lawns, wash cars, fill swimming pools or do other household chores.

Why use rain barrels?

Conserve water and reduce stormwater runoff: In the summer months, outdoor tasks such as watering lawns and gardens typically make up about 40% of household water use. Then with seasonal droughts and restrictions/bans on lawn watering, and the increaseing cost of water, it makes sense to use rain water instead of municipal water for outdoor watering.

You can purchasing a rain barrel via The Ashland DPW is offering them

For more details click here

Tire Recycling

Do you have used tires hanging around your home? Why not recycle them for FREE? If you are storing them outside, water can collect in the bottom which makes for a great place for mosquitoes to breed, and we've all been hearing about the new dangers of mosquito borne illnesses.

The Central Mass Mosquito Control Project will take tires and recycle them for you at no charge. Click here for more info.

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