Another Successful Community Roadside Litter Cleanup

Litter Picked from Over 50kms of Streets and Trails

Summary

The City of Nanaimo's Partners in a Cleaner Community program has finished its spring roadside litter cleanup. Community groups worked together to clean over 50kms of streets and trails during June, all over Nanaimo, helping to keep our City clean.

Under the program, City-selected public land and/or roadside boulevards are assigned to a limited number of volunteer or charitable groups. Groups will be provided with safety vests, trash bags, gloves, road safety signs and collection and disposal of litter collected. The City will also provide each group with signs highlighting their group’s participation and acknowledging their contribution to making Nanaimo a better place to live.

The cleanup runs once in the spring and once in the fall. Community groups who missed the spring cleanup and would like to participate in the fall program, contact the Public Works department at Public.WorksInfo@nanaimo.ca, 250-758-5222 or drop in to the Public Works Department at 2020 Labieux Road to obtain an application.

Strategic Link: The City's Cleaner Community Partnership program builds community partnerships and supports the City's ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability.

Key Points

  • The City will contribute $50 per kilometre to each non-profit group upon completion of its assigned area
  • This roadside litter program has been established as a public service program for non-profit sector community groups to enhance local litter collection activities by picking litter on or along City rights-of-way.
  • Participating organizations must appoint a minimum of six volunteers per group who are at least 12 years old and provide insurance, protective clothing, adult supervision and transportation. Supervisors will be required to attend a scheduled orientation/safety training session provided by the City.

Quotes

"I am really proud of the contributions that our Community Partners have made in keeping our City streets and trails clean. It's an excellent example of what we can achieve by working together and I look forward to receiving applications from other interested groups for our fall program."

Manager of Sanitation, Recycling and Public Works Administration
City of Nanaimo
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Contact:

David Thompson
Manager of Sanitation, Recycling and Public Works Administration
City of Nanaimo
250-758-5222

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