Oakville Clean Sweep is set to hit the streets…and sidewalks…and parks…

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 – for immediate release

Oakville Clean Sweep is set to hit the streets…and sidewalks…and parks…

Oakville Clean Sweep kicks off Friday, April 20 with a 20 minute litter clean up! Get your coworkers, fellow students, friends and family to go outside and clean up at 2 p.m. and make a difference in our community.

“The Oakville Clean Sweep program is all about keeping Oakville beautiful,” Mayor Rob Burton said. “From sweeping roads and sidewalks to picking up litter along roadways and on trails, keeping our town clean is a community responsibility. It shows how much we care for our community and our environment and moves us one step closer to achieving our vision of being the most livable town in Canada.”

The Oakville Clean Sweep litter clean up event is an easy way to do your part for Earth Week. Free garbage bag and glove kits can be picked from the following town facilities, courtesy of Glad:

Town Hall, 1225 Trafalgar Road
Iroquois Ridge Community Centre, 1051 Glenashton Drive
Glen Abbey Community Centre, 1415 Third Line
River Oaks Community Centre, 2400 Sixth Line
Sixteen Mile Sports Complex, 3070 Neyagawa Boulevard
QEPCCC, 2302 Bridge Road

If you have more than 10 people in your group, please contact serviceoakville@oakville.ca or call 905-845-6601 so we can have your Glad kits ready for you to pick up. Garbage bags can be put out on your regular garbage collection day, and recycle what you can. If you think you’ll collect more than the limit of six garbage bags per household, please email serviceoakville@oakville.ca or call 905-845-6601 to make arrangements for garbage pickup.

Residents who cannot participate in the Oakville Clean Sweep cleanup day are encouraged to take part in the town-wide Earth Week clean up on Saturday, April 21, hosted by the Oakville Community Centre for Peace, Ecology and Human Rights. Over 25 nature sites are already designated as cleanup locations. For more information on cleanup site locations or to register contact OCCPEH at 905-849-5501, info@oakvillepeacecentre.org or visit the OCCPEH website.

Other town litter and Clean Sweep initiatives include: loose leaf collection, running April 16 to 27 in designated areas; the Adopt-a-Road/Park/Trail campaign; Oakville Blooms — a sponsorship program of town medians and boulevards; and later this month, roads, boulevards and sidewalks will be swept using a more environmentally friendly dustless/waterless street sweeper. Visit the Clean Sweep page for more details.

For more information, contact:

Enrico Scalera
Director, Roads and Works Operations
Town of Oakville
905-845-6601, ext. 3315

Mary Jo Milhomens
Senior Communications Advisor
Town of Oakville

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Oakville Clean Sweep is set to hit the streets…and sidewalks…and parks…