Province Announces First Litter Clean Up Day

First Clean Up Day Comes May 12, 2020

In an effort to help the environment and keep things looking nice and tidy, the Ontario Government is introducing its first-ever day focused on the clean up of litter.

(l-r) Barrie-Innisfil MP John Brassard, Innisifl Mayor Lynn Dollin, Environment Minister Jeff Yurek, MPP Andrea Khanjin, and Earth Rangers President Tovah Barocas at Innisfil Beach Park

The first annual Litter Clean Up Day is May 12, 2020, as announced by Environment Minister Jeff Yurek at Innisfil Beach Park Wednesday morning. “People in Ontario are passionate about keeping our province’s nature and communities litter-free, and our government will continue to support and encourage real environmental action,” said Minister Yurek. “We will be working with partners, communities and businesses from across the province to help make this day a success and encourage everyone to participate in local clean-up events. This is an opportunity for all of us to do our part to keep Ontario clean and to raise awareness of the need to reduce how much waste we produce.”

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“By coming together, we can keep our environment free of litter and waste,” said Barrie-Innisfil MPP Khanjin. “That’s why our government is establishing Ontario’s first Day of Action on Litter to help keep our province clean and beautiful now and for future generations. We look forward to working with communities to promote environmental stewardship and bring clean-up activities to schools, neighbourhoods and municipalities across the province.”