2020 Annual Earth Day Celebration


  • April 4th, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Hamden Middle School, 2623 Dixwell Avenue
  • Free admission, giveaways galore, free activities

About This Event

This year’s family-oriented, free celebration will feature an excellent array of exhibitors promoting earth-friendly services, products and organizations, food, and music.


  • A Bird Guessing Games
  • A Coloring Contest
  • Environmentally-Themed Raffles
  • Hand-Crafts
  • A Scavenger Hunt (Complete It and Win a Prize)
  • 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 Connecticut" 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!

Bird Walk Map

bird walk image

In addition, don’t miss a pre-event bird walk, the annual Orchid Awards, and a special 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

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


For Electronics Recycling, these are the items being accepted:

  • Cameras
  • Cellphones
  • Computer Mice
  • Computers
  • Copiers
  • DVD Players
  • Fax Machines
  • iPods/PDAs
  • Keyboards
  • Microwaves
  • Modems
  • Monitors
  • Printers
  • Scanners
  • Stereo Equipment
  • Tablets and E-Books
  • Telephones
  • Televisions
  • VCRs
  • Video Game Machines
  • Other Small Appliances

Free Paper Shredding

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.

Additional Information

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

For further information, please contact Recycling and Solid Waste Coordinator, Joe DeRisi, at 203-287-7021 or by email.