Clean Up Langley Day set for April 25 in the Township

People of all ages are invited to help clear the community of litter. The event is being held in celebration of Earth Day

Township of Langley residents are encouraged to pull on their rubber boots, grab a garbage bag, and give their community a thorough spring cleaning.

The Fourth Annual Clean Up Langley Day is being held on Saturday, April 25, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., people of all ages are invited to help clear the community of litter. The event is being held in celebration of Earth Day, and individuals, families, community groups, and businesses can take part.

Clean-ups will be held throughout the municipality and everyone who joins in will be provided with gloves, safety vests, garbage pickers, and garbage bags. Participants can choose to work in specific neighbourhoods and can organize a clean-up of their own or join an existing work group. Garbage collected will be picked up and disposed of by AJM Disposal and the Clutter Guys Junk Removal.

To register, call 604-532-7300 or email adopt@tol.ca before April 15.

“Clean-ups can take anywhere from 30 minutes to a few hours,” said Tanya Drouillard of the Township’s Strategic Initiatives Department. “People really enjoy it. They see it as a chance to make a difference in their community and help the environment, while spending time with their neighbours and friends.

“Last year, close to 125 people braved the rain to take part,” Drouillard noted, adding that the event will be held no matter what the weather is like.

Drouillard added that things are being done a little differently this year, and people will have double the opportunity to pitch in and keep the community clean.

“Clean Up Langley Day is normally held a bit later in the spring but this year it has been moved ahead by a couple of weeks to coincide with Earth Day,” Drouillard said. “A second Clean Up Langley day is also being considered for the fall, so that people can help out during Waste Reduction Week in October.”

Visit tol.ca/events for more information. The event is presented by the Township of Langley’s Adopt-A-Program, which encourages residents, schools, organizations, and businesses to help keep local streets, streams, trails, and parks clean.