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