The City Scrub is back for an 11th year, and businesses, residents, schools and other community groups are being asked to dedicate just 20 minutes of their time.
It kicks off today and will run through May 14.
The City will be supplying residents with garbage bags and disposable gloves free of charge.
“You can pick up bags at various locations around town,” said Michelle Gairdner, Manager of Environmental Stewardship. “Then you can throw it at the curb. You’ll pick up the orange City Scrub bags, and those bags cab be placed on the curb between May 8-19. It won’t count against what’s in your garbage cart.”
Supplies can be found at City Hall, Tito’s, Muskoseepi Park, Good to Grow, Eastlink Centre and other locations
Last year the City Scrub turned up more than 14 tonnes of garbage.
“We normally get about 6,000 [volunteers] and that includes the schools. To date, we have 19 schools that have confirmed that they’re going to be participating,” Gairdner added.
“It just helps get the city cleaned up.”
Eight Neighbourhood Associations will also be taking part in the City Scrub.