HAMDEN’s Earth Day Celebration

April April 27th, 2019 from 10am – 3pm

Hamden Middle School, 2623 Dixwell Avenue





HAMDEN Hamden's 2019 Earth Day Celebration will be held on Saturday, April 27th from 10am - 3pm at the Hamden Middle School, located at 2623 Dixwell Avenue.  This year's family-oriented, free celebration will feature an excellent array of exhibitors promoting earth friendly services, products and organizations, food, music, and free activities, including: a bird guessing games, environmentally themed raffles, a scavenger hunt (complete it and win a prize), a coloring contest, hand-crafts, activities, and other fun and games for kids and families. 

Other activities will include opportunities to “Touch a Truck” with the Hamden Fire and Police Departments, the Hamden Police “wilderness rescue” vehicle, an electric vehicle (EV) showcase, opportunities to learn all about Hamden’s “Sustainable CT” program, eco and animal education displays from Hamden’s own Brooksvale Park, the UCONN Master Gardener’s Program, and MANY more exhibitors to be announced in the coming weeks!

In addition, don't miss a pre-event bird walk, C.J. May’s Magic Show “MAGITRICITY”, the annual Orchid Awards, and a special K9 show by the Hamden Police Department. TAKE 2 INC. will also be on site to collect and dispose of older and broken electronics. A complete list of items eligible for disposal will be announced.

Electronics Recycling begins at 10am and Paper Shredding begins at 11am on the baseball field side of building (the right side of the building when you pull in).

For Electronics Recycling, these are the items being accepted: computers, monitors, printers, televisions, VCRs, DVD players, copiers, fax machines, scanners, video game machines, iPods/PDAs, modems, keyboards, computer mice, stereo equipment, telephones, cellphones, cameras, tablets and e-books, microwaves, and other small appliances.

For Free Paper Shredding, please remove all metal from documents, files, folders, envelopes, etc. There is a 5 box limit per person. Paper can be dropped off while the company shreds OR you can stay to watch to be sure your documents are shredded.

Please note: All events scheduled in the Auditorium have now been moved to the Cafeteria.

Bird Walk Map: 



A BIG THANK YOU to our community sponsor whom of which without, this event would not be possible. Please take a moment to thank them as well: 




For further information, please contact Recycling & Solid Waste Coordinator, Joe DeRisi, at (203) 287-7021 or by email at jderisi@hamden.com

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Hamden Government Center • 2750 Dixwell Avenue • Hamden, CT 06518 • 203.287.7000