Time to clean up the town

Clean Up Langley Day will be held Saturday, April 21, and all Township of Langley residents, community members, and businesses are invited

Grab your family, friends, and co-workers, put on your outdoor gear, and get ready to make the place we call home clean and beautiful.

Clean Up Langley Day will be held Saturday, April 21, and all Township of Langley residents, community members, and businesses are invited to get involved. The event is being held to celebrate Earth Day and to showcase Adopt-a-Program, which encourages people to pick up litter and care for the environment around them.

During Clean Up Langley Day, community members and businesses can do their part for the earth by selecting and cleaning up a section of street, trail, park, or creek. Register by calling Solid Waste Coordinator Tess Rutley at 604.532.7300 or visiting tol.ca/adopt and signing up on the online form.

“The Township of Langley Adopt-a-Program is a stewardship program that allows participants to take an active role in keeping our community clean and safe,” Rutley said. “This growing program engages individuals, families, community groups, and businesses. To date, the program encompasses more than 3,589 volunteers who have ‘adopted’ 279 street sections, 29 trail sections, 33 parks, and two creeks.”

Township staff will provide supplies and safety information for the April 21 Clean Up, and coordinate the pick-up of the collected material. Sierra Waste Services Ltd. will be participating in the Earth Day initiative by collecting the garbage from the Clean Up.