Hundreds of Cornwall residents will be joining together to help beautify their community as part of the annual Spring Clean-Up Week.
Taking place from Saturday, April 22 to Friday, April 28, Spring Clean-Up Week encourages residents to show community pride by forming a team and helping to clean a park, boulevard or other public space during the course of the weeklong event. Teams who register online at www.Cornwall.ca/CleanUp are eligible to win some great prizes.
Several teams have already registered, and there are sure to be more that sign up at the event kick-off on Saturday, April 22.
“Spring Clean-Up Week showcases the pride our residents have for the City of Cornwall,” said Mayor Leslie O’Shaughnessy. “It’s a community effort to make our City look beautiful.”
The Spring Clean-Up Week kick-off event will be held on Saturday, April 22 from 9 am to 1 pm in the municipal parking lot on Montreal Road, next to the Cornwall Community Police Service east end station. Residents can stop by to register their team and pick up clean-up supplies (garbage bags and gloves). There will also be a barbecue lunch for participants courtesy of the Kinsmen Club of Cornwall. Meanwhile, the Salvation Army will be on hand to accept donations of gently-used items and Habitat for Humanity will be collecting electronic waste.
“It’s a wonderful thing to see residents of all ages come together to take part in this great event,” said Danielle Watson, Waste Management Supervisor.
Thanks to partnerships with the Downtown and Le Village Business Improvement Areas (BIAs), it will be easier than ever for residents and businesses to participate in Spring Clean-Up Week.
“We encourage all of our property and business owners, as well as residents in both business districts to join our partners in making Spring Clean-Up Week a success,” said Todd Lihou, Centretown Co-ordinator. “By placing garbage bins in strategic locations downtown, and in Le Village, we hope to make it as easy as possible to spruce things up.”
Temporary garbage bins will be set up in five different locations throughout the course of the week for residents and businesses to dispose of litter. The locations are as follows:
- George Assaly Lane (east side of Pitt Street between Second and Third Streets)
- Eco Garden on Race Street
- The Port Theatre parking lot on Montreal Road
- Municipal parking lot on Montreal Road (next to Cornwall Police east end station)
- Mattice Park
For additional information on Spring Clean-Up Week, please visit www.Cornwall.ca/CleanUp.