Council calls community to help clean
This year, the Region of Queens is calling on community members to help with its annual Earth Week cleanup.
The Region of Queens council is set to clean Beach Meadows on April 23. The rain date is slated for April 24. Earth Week in Canada is from April 18 to 26.
Scott Leblanc, solid waste operations foreman for the Region of Queens, says the cleanup has been happening long before he was there.
Each year, the cleanup is in various places. It’s been on Old Port Mouton Road and at White Point among others. Last year there was no cleanup because of the weather, says Leblanc.
Council debated where to do the cleanup and chose Beach Meadows to compare it to two years ago. According to some council members, the area has gotten worse since the last time council was there.
Leblanc says two years ago, 1,900 kilograms of waste was hauled away.
“We had scrap-metal dealers there to collect metals. We found lobster traps. We found everything,” he says. “We found things we haven’t seen for years.”
Leblanc says he thinks it’s a good idea having people in the community participate. He says two or three people helped the last time the region cleaned Beach Meadows.
“It makes it more effort,” he says.
Anyone looking for more information about Earth Week or the cleanup may call the Region of Queens Municipality at 902354-3453.
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