Weyburn’s summer students help kick off Wey-Clean campaign

The City of Weyburn’s Wey-Clean campaign, set for May 10-14began on Monday, with city crews doing cleanup on a number of public properties around the city, including a crew of the City’s summer students working for Public Works.

From Tuesday, May 11 to Thursday, May 13, residents in the city’s refuse collection areas are encouraged to be out collecting garbage in their neighbourhoods. The schedule is as follows: May 11 – Area 1; May 12 – Area 2; May 13 – Area 3, 4 and 5; and Friday, May 14 – downtown.

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As a fun part of the campaign, Coun. Ryan Janke and team has challenge Coun. Laura Morrissette and her team to see who cleans up best around the city.

The City encourages residents to walk the streets in their neighbourhood areas and pickup litter. The City also hopes residents will take part in the 2021 Wey-Clean contest, and show community pride. To take part, tag the City on social media to have your name entered to win a City of Weyburn prize package.

Public garbage cans will be located in all city-owned parks. GFL will also be setting up roll off bins in each area to dispose of the garbage you collect. These include on First Avenue near Zion Lutheran Church; on 13th Street in the Jubilee Park parking lot; on Coteau Avenue near Haig School; on 17th Street near the SaskTel warehouse; and on Fifth Avenue South, near Souris School.

The designated public spaces with city garbage bins, which the Youth Council encourages residents to explore and clean up, include Tatagwa Trails, City of Weyburn public parks, and the Souris River bank (dispose litter in closest public bin; contact the Parks Department for pick-up of litter collected in bags only).

In accordance with Saskatchewan Health Authority guidelines, participants are encouraged to clean up as individuals or in small groups of people from the same household. Please maintain a distance of two metres between people and no more than 10 people in the area at a time.

Proper equipment including gloves, masks, closed-toed shoes, hand sanitizer, garbage bags, pickers, sticks, brooms and dustpans should be used. Participants collecting litter in their neighbourhood along sidewalks and back alleys can dispose of it with the household garbage in their refuse cart.

The Weyburn Youth Council encourages downtown businesses to clean up outside their properties. Litter can be disposed in the public bins located around downtown.Disposal of large items in public bins is prohibited.