Meewasin, with the support of Loraas Disposal, Tim Hortons, Clean Canada Together and the City of Saskatoon, is once again planning to make Saskatoon shine with the annual Meewasin Volunteer Clean Up of its riverbanks, parks and city streets. With the support of Loraas Disposal, Tim Hortons and the City of Saskatoon, Meewasin is promoting the Meewasin Spring Clean Up beginning Earth Day, Monday, April 22, until May 30, 2019.
Last year's Clean Up Campaign counted more than 30,000 Saskatonians who donated their time and effort to this annual event to make Saskatoon Shine. Individuals, families, schools, community groups, companies and corporations are invited to participate. Choose an area of the river valley, a park or a school ground to clean, or if you are a corporation/company have one assigned to you.
Loraas Disposal has donated and placed garbage and recycling dumpsters in six locations in the valley: Meewasin Park North, The Weir, the Meewasin Valley Centre parking lot, Rotary Park parking lot, Diefenbaker Park and south of the Meewasin Northeast Swale.
- Companies, school groups, and the public participating in Meewasin Clean Up can register for an area of the river valley by filling out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/81XUH21KzTm1SCRe2.
- There will be Loraas garbage and recycling bins set up around the city - more information and a map is provided once registration is complete.
- If there is no bins nearby, people with trucks are encouraged to haul their collected waste and recyled materials to the landfill in their own trucks - Thank you; If they do not have trucks to haul collected materials to the Saskatoon landfill, they can stack their collected garbage at a park location, and call for pick up by phoning City of Saskatoon Parks Reception: (306-975-3300);
- Safety: Discarded hypo needles have become a growing concern in Saskatoon. Too often they are found in parks near playgrounds and schools. In 1998 Saskatoon Fire Department and Public Health Services launched a needle pick up program: Protocol: Needle drop off or call 306-655-4644. Ensure children never pick up needles. Notify an adult or call Saskatoon Fire Department 306-975-3030 or Public Health 306-655-4444.
Volunteers from businesses, schools, community assocations, other groups, and individuals generously donated their time and energy every Spring to keep Saskatoon clean, healthy and beautiful!
Once registered, someone from Meewasin will contact you about next steps. This will include garbage bags and information.
If you have any questions, please email Michelle Day at firstname.lastname@example.org