Clean-up week in the East End

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CORN­WALL, On­tario – The Le Vil­lage BIA is or­ga­niz­ing a clean-up event next week from Mon­day to Fri­day.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day at the East End Corn­wall Com­mu­nity Po­lice Ser­vice (CCPS) sta­tion on Mon­treal Rd. There will be garbage and re­cy­cling col­lec­tion as well as e-waste all of which can be dropped of in la­belled bins. Haz­ardous waste and mat­tresses will not be ac­cepted.

For those liv­ing in the Le Vil­lage area who can­not make it down to the East End Sta­tion next week, J.L. Sal­vage has been con­tracted to pick-up waste and re­cy­cling from peo­ple’s homes. Those would like pick up from their homes are asked to call Heart of the City Cen­tre­town Co­or­di­na­tor Todd Li­hou at 613-362-8424.

While be­ing or­ga­nized by the Le Vil­lage BIA, the event is sup­ported by sev­eral lo­cal part­ners, in­clud­ing the St. Lawrence River In­sti­tute, who will be pro­vid­ing vol­un­teers in­clud­ing from their clean-up group.

“A lot of stuff from the south end of town ends up in the river,” said Karen Cooper of the St. Lawrence River In­sti­tute. “So, this part­ner­ship makes sense and we wanted to pitch in and help out.”

The Corn­wall chap­ter of Big Brothers Big Sis­ters will be help­ing out with the col­lec­tion of e-waste. Big Brothers Big Sis­ters get money back when they re­turn e-waste as a per­cent­age of the pounds of waste they re­turn. They ac­cept ev­ery­thing ex­cept mi­crowaves.

The City of Corn­wall’s Waste Man­age­ment depart­ment is help­ing out as well by agree­ing to wave the tip­ping fees for the re­turn of all of this e-waste.

“We’ve got­ten a lot of good feed­back on this. We felt it best that be­fore the snow starts fly­ing that we do a clean-up of the neigh­bour­hood,” said Li­hou.

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