Last year’s Clean Up Langley Day saw hundreds of residents collect tonnes of waste from throughout the community. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, April 23 to celebrate Earth Day.

Residents asked to pitch in with Earth Day cleanup

April 23 event runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at different locations around the Township

The days are getting longer, the trees are blossoming and the Township of Langley is ready for a good spring cleaning.

Families, individuals, businesses, and community groups are once again invited to help keep the Township beautiful by taking part in the fifth annual Clean Up Langley Day.

Held in celebration of Earth Day, the event will run Saturday, April 23, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Participants can choose to work in a specific neighbourhood or park, and all necessary supplies — including gloves, safety vests, garbage pickers, and garbage bags —  will be provided by the Township.

Clean-ups can take anywhere from 30 minutes to a few hours, and are a great opportunity to make a difference in the community, enhance the environment, and spend time with neighbours and friends.

Last year, 200 volunteers in 15 groups collected 2,000 kgs of waste from local streets, trails, and waterways — the highest participation and tonnage of waste collected so far.

“We are always inspired by the residents who volunteer their free time to help keep our Township beautiful and healthy,” said solid waste co-ordinator Tanya Drouillard.

“Combating litter and illegal dumping is a community effort and year after year hundreds of residents have stepped up to the task with enthusiasm.”

The Township recognizes the need to address litter and illegal dumping with proactive measures and will be implementing a new litter and illegal waste management strategy this year.

The strategy is based on successful programs from around the world and emphasizes education, infrastructure, and enforcement.

“Bringing awareness to the issue of litter and illegal dumping is crucial to the success of the strategy,” Drouillard said.

“Clean Up Langley Day is a great opportunity to beautify our community, recognize our volunteers, and remind offenders that we will not tolerate litter or illegal dumping in our Township.”

For details and to register, visit, email, or phone 604-532-7300.

Just Posted

Sleep out aims to help homeless youth

Joseph Richard Group is fundraising for an annual sleep out to help youth get off the streets

Vaudeville keeps senior actors young, active

The Vaudevillians ready to storm the stage with ‘As Time Goes By’

Free ‘hoops’ fun brings Aldergrove youths together

Aldergrove Basketball Club revives the sport at Aldergrove Secondary

Aldergrove grad students prepare ‘spooktacular’ event

‘Haunted House’ event Oct. 27-28 will benefit Aldergrove Secondary ‘dry grad’

UPDATE: Stolen parcel returned to Fernridge woman

Courtney Thomas has had three thefts on her property since moving to Fernridge six months ago

B.C. NDP retreats again on empty-home tax for urban areas

Rate reduced for all Canadians, dissident mayors to get annual meeting

Man killed in shooting at Abbotsford bank

Police believe incident on Thursday night to be targeted

Jets score 3 late goals to beat Canucks 4-1

Winnipeg ends three-game Vancouver win streak

Two B.C. cannabis dispensaries raided on legalization day

Port Alberni dispensaries ticketed for “unlawful sale” of cannabis

Canada not sending anyone to Saudi business summit

Sources insist Ottawa never intended to dispatch a delegation this time around

Earthquake early-warning sensors installed off coast of B.C.

The first-of-its kind warning sensors are developed by Ocean Networks Canada

VPD ordered to co-operate with B.C. police watchdog probe

According to the IIO, a court is ordering Vancouver police to co-operate with an investigation into a fatal shooting

B.C. woman looks to reduce stigma surrounding weed-smoking moms

Shannon Chiarenza, a Vancouver mom of two, started to act as a guide for newcomers to legal cannabis, specifically mothers

B.C. teen gives away tickets to Ellen Degeneres show, plans O Canada welcome

The Grade 9 student wanted to give away tickets in the spirit of inclusivity

Most Read