Town of Oakville kicks off Clean Sweep for 2016

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Town of Oakville kicks off Clean Sweep for 2016

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Gisele Shaw

Gisele Shaw

Gisele Shaw is the Manager of Corporate Communication for the town of Oakville since 2002. Prior to working for the town she worked for Halton Region as a communications specialist. She is a graduate of Humber College.

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The Town of Oakville’s annual Clean Sweep is set for Friday, April 22, 2016. The popular event is a great way to get together with friends and family to clean up around your school, business, neighbourhood or park. Your 20 minutes makes a big difference in keeping Oakville beautiful!

“Clean Sweep is a great example of Oakville’s commitment to the environment,” said Oakville Mayor Rob Burton. “Together, we are creating a cleaner, greener and more livable Oakville.”

Register online at oakville.ca to get your free bags courtesy of GLAD, along with gloves to help with your cleanup. Make sure to choose your pickup location and date, and your supplies will be ready for you at one of the following locations:

  1. Town Hall, 1225 Trafalgar Road
  2. Iroquois Ridge Community Centre, 1051 Glenashton Drive
  3. Glen Abbey Community Centre, 1415 Third Line
  4. River Oaks Community Centre, 2400 Sixth Line
  5. Sixteen Mile Sports Complex, 3070 Neyagawa Boulevard
  6. Queen Elizabeth Park Cultural and Community Centre, 2302 Bridge Road

While cleaning up, remember to take pictures or videos and share them on the town’s Facebook or Twitter page. After the cleanup, email us at cleansweep@oakville.ca to let us know how many large bags of garbage you collected.

You may place your GLAD garbage bags out on your regular garbage collection day, and please recycle what you can. Please ensure that you use the clearly marked GLAD garbage bags to collect litter on Clean Sweep day as only these GLAD bags will be collected by Halton Region free of charge above the three-bag limit.

The Oakville Clean Sweep event kicks off Earth Week. Residents are also encouraged to take part in the town-wide Annual Earth Week Clean Up on Saturday, April 23 from 9–11 a.m. hosted by the Oakville Community Centre for Peace, Ecology and Human Rights (OCCPEH). For more information on cleanup site locations or to register contact OCCPEH at 905-849-5501, info@oakvillepeacecentre.org or visit www.oakvillepeacecentre.org.

Visit the Environment section on oakville.ca for more ways we’re helping to keep Oakville clean and green.

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