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Published on Monday, April 9, 2018

Town-wide clean up set

Residents invited to participate in Oakville Clean Sweep Day April 20

Town-wide clean up set
Thomas Surian photo
Coronation Park shoreline clean-up Ali Al-Sawd(left) and Pranaav Mahendrakumar collect garbage at the Change by Youth bi-annual shoreline cleanup held at Coronation Park
Oakville Beaver

Area residents interested in getting some fresh air while beautifying their community are invited to participate in the town’s annual Clean Sweep Day, which will take place on Friday, April 20.

The event is a great way to get together with friends and family for a quick cleanup of litter around schools, businesses and neighbourhoods.

Town staff note it only takes 20 minutes and makes a big difference in keeping Oakville beautiful.

“Oakville residents take pride in our community’s natural beauty,” said Oakville Mayor Rob Burton.

“Oakville residents take pride in our community’s natural beauty. Taking part in Clean Sweep is an excellent way of ensuring our town continues to be one of the most livable and green places to live.”

— Oakville Mayor Rob Burton

“Taking part in Clean Sweep is an excellent way of ensuring our town continues to be one of the most livable and green places to live.”

Register online at oakville.ca to get free bags courtesy of Glad, along with gloves to help with the cleanup.

Make sure to choose a pickup location and date, and supplies will be ready at one of the following locations: town hall, Iroquois Ridge Community Centre, Glen Abbey Community Centre, River Oaks Community Centre, Sixteen Mile Sports Complex, or Queen Elizabeth Park Cultural and Community Centre.

Town staff urge residents to take pictures and videos while cleaning up and share them on the town’s Facebook or Twitter page.

After the cleanup, residents should email town staff at cleansweep@oakville.ca to let them know how many large bags of garbage have been collected.

Use the hashtag #cleancanadatogether to join others nationally in caring for the environment.
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Author: Mayor Rob Burton

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