Spring cleaning hits the streets

Hoping for better weather, organizers have pushed back date of this year's municipal clean-up until May 10

Township of Langley mayor Jack Froese is joined by a group of volunteers at last year's Clean Up Langley event. The 2014 Clean Up happens on Saturday, May 10. Registration is open until Thursday, May 1.

Cleaning doesn’t have to be a chore. Just gather your family and friends, pick your favourite neighbourhood, and help Clean Up Langley on Saturday, May 10.

Now in its third year, Clean Up Langley is a community-wide clean-up event that targets various neighbourhoods with the goal of making our Township an even more beautiful place to live.

The event runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and businesses, community groups, families, and individuals are invited to spend anywhere from 30 minutes to several hours collecting litter and other waste.

“Earth Day doesn’t have to end on April 22,” said Tess White, solid waste co-ordinator with the Township of Langley. “We’re hoping that more and more residents will see the benefit in volunteering their time so that our community can really sparkle and shine.”

Last year, more than 300 people braved the rain and formed 15 groups to collect more than one tonne of garbage.

This year, the event was put back a couple of weeks in the hopes of better weather, but it will be held rain or shine. Registrants can choose to join an existing large group or head out with their own group, armed with supplies provided by the Township of Langley.

“We are lucky to live in such a beautiful place, and it is up to all of us to take care of it,” said Township Mayor Jack Froese.

“Clean Up Langley Day is a great opportunity to enhance the environment and get to know other caring people in your community. It makes a big difference and is a lot of fun, so we encourage people of all ages to do what they can.”

To take part, visit tol.ca/events by Thursday, May 1 to sign up and receive your Clean Up supplies.

For more information, contact White at 604-532-7300 or adopt@tol.ca.

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