Participate in Clean Sweep to Keep Oakville Beautiful

April 15th, 2014 by Comment button No Comments »

It’s spring and time to join the town’s Oakville Clean Sweep set for Friday, April 25 at 2 p.m. Take this opportunity to clean up around your school, business, neighbourhood and park. A mere 20 minutes can make all the difference — making Oakville even more beautiful!

The Oakville Clean Sweep event kicks off the town’s spring cleanup and Earth Week events. Register online at oakville.ca to get your free bags, courtesy of GLAD and gloves to help clean up. Make sure to choose your pickup location and date, and pick up your supplies (one glove per person and one bag per five people) at one of the following locations:

·Town Hall, 1225 Trafalgar Road

·Iroquois Ridge Community Centre, 1051 Glenashton Drive

·Glen Abbey Community Centre, 1415 Third Line

·River Oaks Community Centre, 2400 Sixth Line

·Sixteen Mile Sports Complex, 3070 Neyagawa Boulevard

·Queen Elizabeth Park Cultural and Community Centre, 2302 Bridge Road

While cleaning up, remember to take pictures or videos and post them on the town’s Facebook or Twitter page for a chance to win a gift basket.

“Clean Sweep is another great example of how deeply our community cares about our neighbourhoods and our environment,” said Mayor Rob Burton. “By taking a few minutes out of our busy schedules to give back, we demonstrate our commitment to keeping Oakville beautiful and continue to move forward with our vision of creating the most livable town in Canada.”

After the cleanup, email us at cleansweep@oakville.ca to let us know how many large bags of garbage you collected. You may place your GLAD garbage bags out on your regular garbage collection day, and recycle what you can. Please ensure that you use the clearly marked GLAD garbage bags to collect litter on Clean Sweep day as only these GLAD bags will be collected by Halton Region free of charge above the three-bag limit.

Residents who cannot participate in the Oakville Clean Sweep cleanup day are encouraged to take part in the town-wide Earth Week Clean Up on Saturday, April 26 from 9–11 a.m. hosted by the Oakville Community Centre for Peace, Ecology and Human Rights (OCCPEH). For more information on cleanup site locations or to register contact OCCPEH at 905-849-5501 or info@oakvillepeacecentre.org.

Over the coming months, the town will be leading other beautification initiatives including: loose leaf collection from April 22 to May 2 in designated areas; the Adopt-a-Road/Park/Trail campaign; Oakville Blooms — a sponsorship program for town medians and boulevards; and street and sidewalk sweeping using our eco-friendly street sweepers.

Visit oakville.ca for more ways in which you can help keep Oakville clean and green.

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