Clean up day on Saturday in nearly 30 locations around CBRM
SYDNEY, NS - A litter clean-up day is planned for communities across Cape Breton Regional Municipality on Saturday, May 14. The Great Cape Breton Clean Up starts at 9:00 a.m. with a complimentary BBQ for volunteers at noon.
Almost 30 sites across CBRM will be hosting the clean up day. Residents are encouraged to attend the site in their community. Residents can also clean up near their home. Litter in clear bags will be collected on the next garbage day.
Several municipal departments are involved including Fire and Emergency Services, Solid Waste, Public Works, Recreation and Police. Sobeys is the presenting sponsor. Wilson’s Home Hardware is the grand prize sponsor. Media partners are the Cape Breton Post and NewCap Radio (Giant 101.9 and the Eagle 103.5). Safety sponsors are AMD Landscaping, Seaboard Industrial, Brandt, Camdon Recycling, Island Distributors, Dutch Brook Disposal, Delio’s and Lynk Electric.
ACAP Cape Breton and Breton Ability Centre are partners, with refundables collected going to Breton Ability Centre’s bottle drive.
“May is a big month for our community. We welcome the Disney cruise ship on May 20, the Creative Economy Conference and Port Days on May 17-19 and our tourism bookings are way up after all the exposure from cbiftrumpwins.com,” said Shirley Boutilier of CBRM’s Solid Waste Department. “An annual spring litter clean up supports all of those in our community who earn livelihoods in our tourism industries.”
Residents can sign up the day of the clean-up, but are encouraged to register at www.cbrm.ns.ca/cleanup.
Gloves, bags, t-shirts and complimentary BBQ will be provided at these locations:
Albert Bridge Fire Department
Bateston Fire Department (BBQ held at Albert Bridge)
Big Pond Fire Department
Boisdale Fire Department
Christmas Island Fire Department
Coxheath Fire Department
Coxheath - Knox United Hall
Dominion Fire Department
Eskasoni Fire Department
Florence Fire Department
Frenchvale Road Fire Department
George’s River Fire Department
Glace Bay Fire Department
Grand Lake Road Fire Department
Grand Narrows – Ferryman Hall
Howie Center Fire Department
Leitches Creek – St. Columba United Church Hall
Marion Bridge Fire Department
Mira Road Fire Department
New Victoria Fire Department
New Waterford Legion
North Sydney Fire Department
Northside East Bay Fire Department
Port Morien Fire Department
Reserve Mines Fire Department
Sydney Fire Department - Esplanade
Sydney Mines Fire Department
Sydney River Fire Department
Whitney Pier Fire Department