Port Kells Block Watch volunteers lead Love Where You Live clean-up

STEPPING up to the 2021 Love Where You Live clean-up challenge, members of the Port Kells Block Watch organized a neighbourhood clean-up at the end of April. Twenty community members participated, cleaning up over 40 bags of litter. Surrey’s Bylaw team also joined the clean-up and walked the neighbourhood with residents to identify problem dumping areas, while ensuring COVID-19 protocols were being followed. Participants were assigned to separate streets and did not share any equipment.

“Thank you to the Port Kells Block Watch for stepping up to keep your neighbourhood clean and welcoming for everyone to enjoy,” said Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. “This clean-up is a testament to the civic pride that is alive and well in our community.  I thank everyone who committed their time to this important initiative. This is a job well done.”

As part of the Love Where You Live campaign, residents can organize and register their own neighbourhood clean-ups.  The City of Surrey will support these efforts by picking up large and hazardous items and will promptly pick-up the collected litter. Equipment will also be provided, including litter pickers, bags and safety vests. This program is available to all residents, businesses, and schools.

Each month, a BBQ Prize Pack will be awarded to neighbourhood clean-up participants.

To learn more about the Love Where You Live campaign or to organize a neighbourhood clean-up, visit surrey.ca/lovewhereyoulive