March 25, 2014 - 2:03 PM
Do you have twenty minutes to spare to make a difference in our community? At 10 a.m. on Wednesday April 2nd the Regional Waste Reduction Office challenges you to give just twenty minutes of your time to the 20 Minute Make-Over – a community-wide litter clean-up blitz.
“This is the 8th annual 20 Minute Make Over, the official kick start to Community Clean Up month which runs the entire month of April,” says Waste Reduction Facilitator Rae Stewart. “The challenge is to take just 20 minutes of your day on Wednesday April 2nd at 10am, and do a little spring cleaning in your neighborhood or place of work. What better way to spend a coffee break doing something positive for the community by picking up trash, sweeping a sidewalk, busting graffiti, the opportunities to pitch in are endless.”
The Regional Waste Reduction Office provides free garbage bags and gloves for anyone collecting litter and will also arrange to have the garbage-filled bags picked up and taken to the landfill after your clean-up is done. Graffiti busting kits are also available for pick up.
Stewart adds, “The great thing about this initiative is anyone at any age can easily get involved. The 20 minute factor is ideal for business people or students on a tight schedule, neighbors, community groups, anyone with some extra elbow grease to spare. It’s easy enough to gather a group together on your coffee break or recess for some fresh air, exercise and a little spring cleaning. It’s also a feel good thing knowing you’ll be joining the hundreds of people across our community helping to make a difference.”
To register your group for garbage bags and gloves, and for pick up of your litter- filled bags when your clean-up is complete, contact the Regional Waste Reduction Office before March 31st at 250.469.6250. For more clean up information visit regionaldistrict.com/recycle.
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