We envision Milford to be a place where residents are aware of how to protect our local environment. Milford Thrives environment initiatives will help us learn about eco-friendly practices and about how to care for our natural resources.
with Milford’ s Celeste Barr
“Backyard composting is the easiest way to reduce our trash volume. If everyone composted, towns and cities would save 25% of the money they spend on trash disposal. Compost is also the single most important thing you can add to your lawn and gardens…” Watch the video
Winter Clean Up…
Winter has a way of leaving your yard looking like a cyclone hit – sticks and debris everywhere!
For fun clean up with your little ones, launch a “treasure hunt.” Have them collect sticks and “treasures.” Make a pile for the fire pit or compost.
Meanwhile, rake up the leaf and debris litter from your lawn, and tidy up your flower beds, too. You can pull up old annuals, cut back perennials, and uncover shrubs. Prune shrubs and trees to remove deadwood from the winter season. If you have compost from last season, add a ½-inch layer to your garden beds. Get them ready for new compost!
Thank you to Souhegan Valley Dental and Dr. Sreemali — our first Eco-friendly Smile partner. Souhegan Valley Dental now offers bamboo toothbrushes to their clients.
Did you know that in the USA over 1 billion plastic toothbrushes are discarded and end up in landfill each year?
Once in landfill, those stubborn plastic brushes refuse to biodegrade and the micro plastics wash into our rivers and oceans.
Email us today for more information on Milford Thrives Eco-Friendly Smiles program.