In a concerted effort to promote cleanliness and environmental responsibility, community groups, families and individuals are invited to participate in a local clean-up initiative scheduled for Saturday, October 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event urges residents to converge upon nearby parks and public spaces, armed with determination and garbage bags, to eradicate litter.
How to Get Involved:
- Prepare Your Supplies: Residents can obtain clean-up kits from Quinte West City Hall or the Frankford Municipal Office during the week of Oct. 16-20. Alternatively, participants are encouraged to bring their own essentials, including trash bags and gloves, on the day of the event.
- Choose Your Spot: Select a park, roadside, or any other public area in your community that requires cleaning.
- Drop Off Collected Items: After the clean-up, participants can conveniently drop off the collected items at the following locations in Quinte West:
- Quinte West Operations Centre (177 North Huff Ave.)
- Batawa Community Centre (81 Plant St.)
- Frankford Public Works Yard (96 Wolfe St.)
- Join the Celebration: To conclude the day of hard work, participants are invited to a BBQ lunch hosted by the Kinsmen Club at the Quinte West Operations Centre, starting from 10 a.m. and lasting until 1 p.m. Enjoy hot dogs and refreshments as a token of appreciation for the community’s dedication to cleanliness.
- Wear Appropriate Gear: Participants are advised to wear weather-appropriate and protective clothing. Bright colors or safety vests are recommended for enhanced visibility.
- Use Gloves: When handling litter, wearing gloves is essential to ensure safety and hygiene.
- Stay Vigilant: Watch out for wildlife, insects, and noxious weeds. Exercise caution and avoid hazardous situations.
- Avoid Hazardous Items: Refrain from picking up dangerous items such as broken glass or hazardous waste to prevent accidents and injuries.
- Stay Away from Unsafe Areas: Exercise caution and avoid cleaning up litter in unsafe areas such as railway tracks, creeks, riverbanks, and roadways where risks are high.
- Respect Private Property: Do not trespass on private property; stay within public spaces designated for clean-up activities.
This collaborative endeavor reflects Quinte West’s commitment to environmental preservation and community pride. Residents are encouraged to come together, making a positive impact and contributing to a cleaner, greener tomorrow.