Spend 20 minutes cleaning up in the Central Okanagan

The annual Twenty Minute Clean Up goes April 3 and the public is being asked to participate..

Do you have 20 minutes to spare to make a difference in the community?

At 10 a.m. on Wednesday April 3, the regional waste reduction office challenges you to give just 20 minutes of your time to the Twenty Minute Make-Over, a community-wide litter clean-up campaign.

“This is the seventh annual Twenty Minute Make Over, the official kick start to Community Clean-Up Month, which runs the entire month of April,” says waste reduction facilitator Rae Stewart.

“The challenge is to take just 20 minutes of your day and do a little spring cleaning in your neighborhood or place of business. Pick up trash, sweep a sidewalk, bust graffiti, tackle an illegal dumpsite, the opportunities to pitch in are endless.”

The regional waste reduction office provides free garbage bags and gloves for collecting litter and will also arrange to have the garbage-filled bags picked up and taken to the landfill after your clean-up is done. Graffiti busting kits are also available for pick up.

“Anyone can get involved, from kids to seniors and everyone in between,” said Stewart.

“It’s a fun event, and super easy to take part. The 20-minute factor is ideal for business people on a tight schedule, students, neighbors, community groups, and anyone with some extra elbow grease to spare. It’s easy enough to gather a group together on your coffee break or recess for some fresh air, exercise and a little spring cleaning.”

She added that it’s also a “feel good” thing to get involved, knowing you’ll be joining the hundreds of people across the community who are helping make a difference.

To register your group for garbage bags and gloves, and for pick up of your litter- filled bags when your clean-up is complete, contact the Regional Waste Reduction Office at 250.469.6250 or visit regionaldistrict.com/recycle.


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