Friday, May 11, 2012

Spring Cleaning Is Here Again!!

It is that time of year again when we are getting to see all the crap that we need to get rid of after the snow has melted from the previous winter.

The town is again providing containers behind Town Hall for residents to get rid of those bulk items that we have hanging around. The bins will be available from Tuesday May 22 to Saturday June 2 from 8:00 am - 8:00pm Monday to Friday and 10:00am - 8:00pm. The site is not opened on Sunday.

This is also the time of the year for the annual Great Torbay Pick-Me-Up on Saturday May 26 between 10:00am and 2:00pm. This is a community participation program where residents go out and pick up trash and litter around our neighborhoods. This is a great activity to take part in with your family and an opportunity to set a good example for our kids and show then the harmful effects of littering.

You can pick up your supplies (gloves, bags and tags) at the Town Hall on May 24 and 25 from 8:30am to 4:00pm. After you pick up the garbage you just need to put a tag on the bag and leave it by the side of the road and the Town will have it picked up.

Afterwards there will be a BBQ at the town hall starting at 2:00pm so we can all get together and celebrate out beautiful and clean town. This is a great family event and something that we should be proud to take part in.

The Town of Torbay has put a tremendous amount of work into making our community greener and cleaner the past number of years and we as residents should take pride in that.

You may have noticed that some flowers have been planted along the rocks where the water falls are going up North Side Hill. It is an initiative of the Torbay Environment & Trails Committee (TETC) called The Rock Garden Project. Not only have the flowers been planted there but the entire area looks really nice with the weeds removed and the grass trimmed.

I have noticed this in the past and seen some people there working on it. I just wanted to say that they have done a very good job and every year it looks better and better. The TETC do a lot of work around our community with trails and promoting sustainable development and this is just another example of how they are committed to beautifying our town. I am told they are always looking for volunteers and new members so if you are interested in helping out on this project or other projects that may have on the go you can contact them through their website.

To get all the details about the bulk garbage drop off, the Pick-Me-Up and other aspects of the Town's waste management strategy follow this link to the Waste Management Strategy Newsletter.

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