Oshawa calling on volunteers for next downtown clean-up

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Published September 15, 2021 at 9:28 am

Oshawa residents, businesses and local organizations are encouraged to pitch in September 18 for the second of three scheduled clean-ups of the city’s downtown.

The first clean-up on August 14 was successful and city officials are hoping they can get an even bigger turnout this Saturday.

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

“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,” said Oshawa Mayor Dan Carter.

Participants in the downtown community clean-ups are required to pre-register in keeping with COVID-related protocols, which includes capacity limits for outdoor gatherings. To register, email [email protected], call 905-438-3146 or learn more by visiting www.oshawa.ca/community-clean-up.

The monthly 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. Parking is available in the staff parking lot to the west of City Hall.

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.

The third downtown clean-up will be on October 16.

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