The 20 Minutes of Magic Community Cleanup program was a resounding success.
The Northern Community Cleanup program is sponsored by the Canadian Beverage Containers Recycling Association (CBCRA) and Multi Material Stewardship Manitoba (MMSM). These are organizations sponsored by industry to subsidize recycling programs.
They provided shirts, gloves, bags, and prizes. Acklands also donated some gloves.
In past years, Acklands- Grainger organized the clean-up calling it 20 Minutes of Magic. The Recycling Centre organized it this year. We liked the name so we kept it.
Many people helped out. The three schools in Flin Flon cleaned up in their areas. Other groups took on Sipple Hill, Phantom Lake Road, the Creighton Freeway to Super K, Second Ave/Callinan area, Kingsway/ Creekside Park area, Hill St., Hapnot St., Church St., Main St., 5th Ave back lanes area.
Some people cleaned in their neighbourhoods without registering.
The work goes on as IAM has signed up to do the Perimeter this week. The 2nd Annual Flinty Boardwalk Shoreline Clean-up is being organized for Saturday, June 13th.
The Recycling Centre staff picked up 277 kg of garbage and 32 kg of recyclables collected on Friday by those who had registered. Many people disposed of their own bags so these weights would be much larger.
The CBCRA and MMSM sponsored prizes. Two $100.00 grocery gift cards will be drawn for today. Flin Flon is in the draw from all the participating Northern communities for a $5,000.00 prize for a recycling project. It will be drawn on July 17, 2015.
The Recycling Centre is planning another community cleanup in August. If you would like to help, contact Becky at 204 687 6169.
Thanks to everyone our community is looking great.