Earth Day to Arbor Day 2024

Join Us for Earth Day to Arbor Day (April 21-27)!

Celebrate Earth Day to Arbor Day with the City of New Albany this April 21-27! With activities including a compost storytime, an open house at the future community garden site at Taylor Farm Park, and Arbor Day celebration, there is something for everyone who wants to help make our community greener. Mark your calendars for our very popular electronic waste drive PLUS a household hazardous waste drive on Saturday, April 27.

Schedule of Events

Click the dropdown menus below for details about each event taking place during Earth Day to Arbor Day 2024!

input-arrow input-arrow Sunday, April 21: Compost Storytime

Compost Storytime

Join two of the New Albany-Plain Local students who were awarded the first Student Leaders in Sustainability grant on their mission to educate everyone about how easy composting really is!

  • Sunday, April 21
  • 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
  • Columbus Metropolitan Library New Albany Branch
  • No fee

The Student Leaders in Sustainability grant is an initiative of the City’s Sustainability Advisory Board.

input-arrow input-arrow Tuesday, April 23: New Albany 101 - Public Service Department Tour

New Albany 101: Public Service Department Tour

Join us on April 23 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the New Albany public service complex for a behind-the-scenes tour of the department that makes New Albany better for both residents and visitors every day of the year. New Albany’s public service crews take care of everything from street trees to snow removal, and traffic lights to sanitary sewers. Participants can learn more about our vehicles, equipment, salt barn, solar panels, and composting!

  • Tuesday, April 23
  • 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Public Service Complex
  • 7800 Bevelhymer Rd.
  • No fee

New Albany 101 is an IDEA Implementation Panel initiative created with the goal of making local government accessible to all of New Albany’s residents.

input-arrow input-arrow Wednesday, April 24: Taylor Farm Park Community Garden Open House

Taylor Farm Park Community Garden Open House

When complete, the new community garden at Taylor Farm Park will feature both traditional and raised planting beds, a potting and storage shed and indoor restrooms. Join Adrienne Joly, New Albany’s director of administrative services, for tours and updates on the construction of the new garden. The open house format of this event will allow Adrienne and Healthy New Albany staff to answer questions while you explore and enjoy a garden-themed snack!

  • Wednesday, April 24
  • 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Taylor Farm Park
  • 5526 E. Dublin Granville Rd.
  • No fee
input-arrow input-arrow Friday, April 26: Arbor Day Celebration

Arbor Day Proclamation

New Albany City Councilmember Matt Shull as he officially proclaims April 26 as Arbor Day in New Albany and encourages all of us to plant trees to promote the well-being of this and future generations. Immediately following the Arbor Day Proclamation ceremony, the City of New Albany’s Forestry team will work with New Albany Plain-Local Schools students to plant 100 saplings in Resch Park. Please note that the Proclamation Ceremony is open to the public, but the tree planting is a private collaboration with the schools. The Arbor Day Proclamation will be read at 9:30 a.m. at Resch Park which is adjacent to the Ealy House.

  • Friday, April 26
  • 9:30 a.m.
  • Resch Park
  • 6359 E. Dublin Granville Rd.
  • No fee


input-arrow input-arrow Saturday, April 27: E-Waste and Household Hazardous Waste Drives

E-Waste and Household Hazardous Waste Drives

Do you have an old cell phone, TV, gallon of paint or used batteries collection in your home? Join us on Saturday, April 27 to properly dispose of your e-waste and household hazardous waste at the New Albany Service Complex.

Click here for household hazardous waste guidelines.

Click here for e-waste guidelines.

  • Saturday, April 27
  • 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Public Service Complex
  • 7800 Bevelhymer Rd.
  • No fee