Quinte West residents to take a stand against litter with ‘Community Clean-up’ event

Quinte West will host a Community Clean-Up event on Oct. 21. – Submitted photo

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:

  1. 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.
  2. Choose Your Spot: Select a park, roadside, or any other public area in your community that requires cleaning.
  3. 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.)
  4. 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.

Safety Reminders:

  • 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.

Important Don’ts:

  • 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.

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