Clean Sweep 2019 – keeping Oakville beautiful

Clean Sweep 2019
Clean Sweep 2019 – keeping Oakville beautiful
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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 invites you to take part in Clean Sweep 2019 this Thursday, April 18. The popular event is a great way to get together with friends and family for a quick cleanup of litter around your school, business, or neighbourhood. It only takes 20 minutes and makes a big difference in keeping Oakville beautiful.

“Oakville residents take great pride in our community,” said Mayor Rob Burton. “Participation in Clean Sweep is a great example of how we are working together to create an even cleaner, greener, more livable Oakville.”

Register on the Clean Sweep 2019 page at oakville.ca to get your free bags courtesy of GLAD, along with gloves to help with your cleanup. GLAD bags will be collected on your regular garbage collection day by Halton Region free of charge above the three-bag limit.

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. Use the hashtag #cleancanadatogether to join others nationally in caring for our environment.

If you can’t clean up on April 18 or want to do more, participate in the Oakville Community Centre for Peace, Ecology and Human Rights (OCCPEHR) Earth Week Clean Up, taking place at over 50 nature sites in Oakville on Saturday, April 27. For details, contact OCCPEHR at 905-849-5501, info@oakvillepeacecentre.org or visit oakvillepeacecentre.org.

Over the coming months, the town will be completing several of its own spring clean-up programs including street and sidewalk sweeping, roadside and retention pond litter collection, boulevard and median cleaning, graffiti removal, and loose leaf collection.

Visit the Environment section on oakville.ca for more ways you can help keep Oakville clean and green.

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