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Spring Clean-Up

Post Date:05/03/2021 9:52 AM

Whitehorse – It’s been a long winter and spring cleaning is upon us, so the City of Whitehorse would like to offer residents a few reminders to help keep our community clean this season.

20-minute makeover

On May 18th, team up to clean up! Grab someone from your social bubble and see how much garbage you can pick up in 20 minutes. Share a photo of you and your team picking up garbage on social media by using #WhitehorseTeamUpToCleanUp, and you could win a $100 gift card to use at a Whitehorse food truck of your choosing.

You can pick up garbage bags and gloves from the Frank Slim Building at Shipyards Park the week prior to the clean up, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please drop your garbage bags off at Shipyards Park on the 18th, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Litter pick-up

Snow and ice is quickly melting and with this comes the time to pick up any litter left behind. Property owners are asked to keep their property clean and free of debris, as per the City’s Maintenance Bylaw. Wear gloves, if possible, and dispose of all litter in appropriate disposal locations.

Illegal dumping

Everyone is encouraged to report illegal dumping. Reporting is important for City staff who are trying to learn more about the problem, what it costs taxpayers, and how community members can work together to prevent it. For those with a smart phone, the Whitehorse What Goes Where app has a feature that allows you to report and send photos of illegal dumping directly from your phone, or you can call the City Trouble Line at (867) 667-2111. For more information visit: whitehorse.ca/stopdumping.

Disposing of e-waste

Also, a reminder that electronic waste is not accepted at the Whitehorse Waste Management facility, and items such as kitchen countertop appliances, vacuums, computers and audio/video equipment can be taken to the Raven Recycling e-waste depot for free disposal.

 

Contact:

Myles Dolphin
Manager, Strategic Communications
City of Whitehorse
myles.dolphin@whitehorse.ca
(867) 689-0515