Volunteers needed for final downtown Oshawa community clean-up Saturday

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Published October 14, 2021 at 4:52 pm

The City of Oshawa, supported by the Mayor’s Task Force on Community Safety, Security and Well-Being, is calling on the Oshawa community once again to help clean up the downtown core.

Saturday’s clean-up will be the last of three downtown clean-ups since August.

Residents, local organizations and businesses are encouraged to take part in the monthly community clean-up events in downtown Oshawa and to organize neighbourhood or service group clean-ups.

“I encourage all community members to join us for one of our organized community clean-up events or to plan one in your own neighbourhood. Let’s work together to keep our downtown and neighbourhoods clean and welcoming for all,” says Oshawa Mayor Dan Carter.

The Community Clean-Ups support the mandate of the Mayor’s Task Force on Community Safety, Security and Well-Being, including the Task Force’s focus on community action for community solutions and its phased approach beginning with the downtown core.

If you want to participate, register by email at [email protected] or call 905-438-3146, in keeping with COVID-related protocols.

The downtown clean-ups will begin at 10 a.m. Participants will be provided with disposable gloves and garbage bags and are asked to meet at the City Hall North Parkette at 10 a.m. Free parking is available in the staff parking lot to the west of City Hall.

“We are calling on volunteers to help keep our downtown, green spaces, parks and trails clean. Every contribution helps to make our city shine even more,” says Regional Councillor Bob Chapman, Chair, Mayor’s Task Force on Community Safety, Security and Well-Being.

For groups who would like to organize a cleanup in their own neighbourhood, including parks, green spaces and trails, please pre-register to receive your free garbage bags and gloves (while supplies last). For more information, including the registration form, visit www.oshawa.ca/community-clean-up or call 905-438-3146.

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