A lot of litter was collected last year when people participated in Clean Up Langley Day. Numerous volunteers pitched in at a community clean up hosted by the Aldergrove Business Association

A lot of litter was collected last year when people participated in Clean Up Langley Day. Numerous volunteers pitched in at a community clean up hosted by the Aldergrove Business Association

Clean-up celebrates Earth Day

Spring is here and Earth Day is around the corner. What better reason to get outside and help keep the community clean?

Spring is here and Earth Day is around the corner. What better reason to get outside and help keep the community clean?

Township of Langley residents are encouraged to put on their outdoor gear, gather their family and friends, and join neighbours, local businesses, and community groups for the second annual Clean Up Langley Day. The event will be held Saturday, April 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in celebration of Earth Day.

“This is a fun opportunity for people to help remove litter from their local neighbourhoods, trails, creeks, and parks,” said Township solid waste coordinator Tess White. “Last year we held the event for the first time and we were really pleased to see so many enthusiastic people come out. We are hoping the event will be even bigger and better this year.”

The Clean Up will be held rain or shine, and participants can volunteer at a designated community clean-up site or organize their own litter clean up. Langley Township will provide free supplies and Sierra Waste Services Ltd., which is sponsoring Clean Up Langley Day along with Save-on Foods, will collect the garbage after 2 p.m.

Participants are asked to register by April 15 by calling 604-532-7339 or vising tol.ca/adopt

The event is presented by the Township’s Adopt-A-Program. A simple way to beautify the community, the program encourages residents, schools, organizations, and businesses to clean up litter with supplies, safety information, and garbage removal supplied by the Township.

“The Township of Langley is a beautiful place, and it is up to all of us to do our part to keep it clean,” said Mayor Jack Froese. “The Clean Up Langley Day event is a great way to give back and enhance the environment for Earth Day. We encourage people of all ages to do what they can.”

White noted that a number of organizations have already signed on to help: “We have the Aldergrove Business Association, which will have a large clean up organized in the core of Aldergrove, and the Walnut Grove Business Association, which will host a clean up at Walnut Grove Secondary School,” she said.

“Even if people simply register to collect litter on the street they live on it helps,” White added. “The more people that are out on Clean Up Langley Day, the more awareness we give to the problem surrounding litter in our community.”