WITH the Love Where You live campaign reaching the halfway mark, it’s clear that Surrey residents are dedicated to working together to make the community clean and welcoming, says the City.
So far, over 166 people have signed up as volunteers for the 20 Minute Challenge, and together have volunteered for more than 425 hours to help pick up litter. Additionally, 35 Community Clean-up events have been organized by community groups and families.
“The turnout for this year’s campaign speaks to the dedication and commitment that Surrey residents have for keeping our city clean and welcoming,” said Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. “Every contribution, no matter how small, adds to our collective efforts in helping Surrey shine. Thank you to everyone who has participated so far.”
Staff and City contractors have been working hard to get Surrey ready for a busy summer as well. So far during this year’s campaign, 4726 illegal dumping sites have been cleaned up and 1,150 mattresses have been collected. Over 208 kilometres of road are swept each week to clear litter and dumping.
With British Columbia moving to Stage 3 of the Restart Plan, Love Where You Live is raising the participant limit of Community Clean-up events to 50 from 10. All registered Community Clean-up events are entered into a draw for a Backyard BBQ Family Prize Pack.
For more information on Love Where You Live, visit surrey.ca/lovewhereyoulive