Community Clean Up Event

April 27, 2015/ For Immediate Release

Community Clean Up Event
The City of Airdrie and London Drugs partner to host the largest community clean-up event ever held in the city

AIRDRIE, ALBERTA – The City of Airdrie is joining with community partner, London Drugs, to provide residents with an opportunity to recycle numerous household items at the largest community clean-up event ever held in Airdrie.

“It is extremely important to divert as much material from the landfill as we can,” says Mara Pratt, Education Coordinator with the City of Airdrie’s Waste & Recycling Services. “We are very excited to have a community partner like London Drugs to be able to provide residents with this opportunity to recycle many household items.”

The City of Airdrie has held an annual paper shredding event for the past several years to properly recycle paper waste. This year they are being joined by London Drugs and other community organizations so that residents can bring tires, metal, clothing, small appliances, electronics, non-food related Styrofoam, disposable cameras, Inkjet & Laser cartridges, batteries, plastic bags, CFL light blubs, Fluorescent tubes (up to 4 ft), smoke alarms, bicycles and car seats for proper recycling.

Residents are asked to start going through any items they may want to get rid of and bring them to the London Drugs parking lot on Saturday, May 16 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. After dropping off their items, residents are invited to enjoy a fundraising BBQ hosted by local animal rescue, Bail Us Out.

“Together with enthusiastic support of Airdrie residents, we can divert thousands of pounds of materials from the landfill through this event,” says Colleen Lancaster, Store Manager at the Airdrie London Drugs location which diverted over 82,444 pounds from the city’s landfill last year through their own in-store reducing, recycling, and composting strategies.

Following is a list of organizations that will be supporting this event:

GEEP(Global Electric Electronic Processing); Community Links; Good Will Airdrie; Rainbow Salvage; Cutting Edge Tire Recycling; Kid Seat Recyclers and Bail Us Out

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Media Contacts:
Mara Pratt                                                         Angela Joyce
Waste & Recycling Services, City of Airdrie           London Drugs
403.948.8800 ext 6361                                      403.681.9286

 

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