Every spring the snow gives up its secrets, and it isn’t pretty.
The litter it covered up all winter long is there for all to see.
It needs to be cleaned up.
The Recycling Centre is organizing the ‘20 Minutes of Magic’ clean-up campaign which was coordinated in past years by Acklands Grainger.
It is part of the Northern Community Clean-up program co-sponsored by the Canadian Beverage Container Recycling Association (CBCRA) and Multi- Materials Stewardship of Manitoba (MMSM). CBCRA provides free recycling bins through the Recycle Everywhere program and MMSM subsidizes the recycling program.
There are prizes. All northern communities participating will be entered in a random draw for one $5,000.00 prize to be used for a recycling project. Participants can enter for a local draw for two $200.00 grocery gift cards.
Friday May 22 is the designated day. Groups register to take 20 minutes and clean up an area of the community. If teams want a different day that week, they can make arrangements with the Recycling Centre.
Gloves, bags, and t-shirts are available to teams who register.
As this is sponsored by recycling organizations, the recyclables such as cans and bottles should be collected in clear bags and the garbage in black bags.
The schools are in again this year.
Groups can register by picking up a registration forms posted at the grocery stores, or requesting an electronic copy by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 204 687 6169.
All the bags need to be weighed and recorded so the Recycling Centre will be picking them up.
Areas that have already been cleaned up can be registered as well.
Let’s all take 20 minutes and do our part.