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Rescheduled waterfront cleanup to take place May 25

The 2019 campaign has collected 4.95 tonnes of garbage

The City of Barrie has rescheduled the waterfront cleanup event, part of the annual Spring into Clean campaign, to ensure residents have the opportunity to take part in this important community event that helps keep our waterfront clean. 

The event, which usually takes place in April, was postponed due to inclement weather. The waterfront cleanup will now take place on Saturday, May 25, from 9 to 11 a.m., at the Centennial Park and Beach main pavilion area (Lakeshore Drive between Bayfield and Tiffin streets). 

No registration is required for this event. Residents are invited to bring their family, friends and neighbours to help clean up the City’s waterfront area. Bags and gloves will be provided.

The 2019 Spring into Clean campaign has so far collected 4.95 tonnes of garbage from City school yards, parks, trails and business areas:

  • 40 Barrie elementary and high schools participated in the school cleanup event
  • Over 300 participants from local businesses participated in the corporate clean up
  • Over 200 residents took part in neighbourhood cleanups 

Spring into Clean is sponsored by Tim Hortons and garbage collection is donated by Waste Connections of Canada.

The Spring into Clean events coincide with Earth Week and are designed to clean up our community, while raising levels of environmental awareness and social responsibility.