For several decades, the Riverside Garden Club has been advocating for environmental protection. Collaborating closely with both local and state authorities, the club has played a role in major environmental efforts, such as campaigning against sewage disposal in Old Greenwich and combating the smoke pollution emitted by the Cos Cob Power Plant, leading to its ultimate decommissioning in 1986.
In the present day, the Riverside Garden Club continues its environmental advocacy with unwavering commitment, focusing on initiatives such as promoting the reduction of plastic usage and enhancing the availability of recycling bins throughout the Riverside area, reinforcing the belief that recycling is not just beneficial, but essential.
Greenwich has embraced single-stream recycling, simplifying the process for residents to participate in responsible waste management. To ensure the efficacy of recycling, it is imperative that all items are empty, rinsed, clean, and unbagged before being placed into recycling bins. This straightforward approach facilitates the collection process by trash collectors or allows for easy drop-off at the Holly Hill Center. As of July 2022, it is mandatory for each resident to obtain a permit for dumping at Holly Hill, underscoring the community's commitment to sustainable waste management practices. Follow this link to obtain a permit for Holly Hill.