Company’s coming! Litter clean up day on May 14

May 3, 2016

SYDNEY, NS - A litter clean up day is planned for all communities in Cape Breton Regional Municipality on Saturday, May 14.

The Great Cape Breton Clean Up starts at 9:00 a.m. and ends at noon with a complimentary BBQ for volunteers at local fire stations.

“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.”

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.

“We are urging residents to register online today to participate in their home community” said Boutilier. Residents can sign up online at www.cbrm.ns.ca/cleanup.