Today, Thursday, Jul. 8, 2021, The City of Kingston is launching their new Clean Neighbourhoods Program. The program will guide and support community efforts to keep Kingston beautiful.
“This community-driven program offers a framework that allows anyone to propose a clean-up or participate in one that’s already organized. The City provides a clean-up package, and picks up whatever has been collected,” said Troy Stubinski, Operations Manager, Public Works.
Last year, residents were asked if they would be interested in a City program that could connect neighbours, schools and other groups to help clean up public spaces, including parks, trails and boulevards, according to a release from the city, and the answer was overwhelmingly ‘yes.’ Over 225 responses were collected as part of the public engagement period, a majority of which indicated an interest in cleaning up public spaces like parks, trails, and boulevards. Based on this input, the City developed Clean Neighbourhoods.
Help Keep Kingston Beautiful
Interested in participating? To review the Clean Neighbourhoods Guide (it contains important safety reminders), Frequently Asked Questions and to register, please go to: www.CityofKingston.ca/residents/recreation/parks-trails/clean-neighbourhoods. When registering for Clean Neighbourhoods, participants will be asked to provide the following information:
- A location you will be cleaning up (or let us choose for you!)
- A cleanup date and time.
- A list of individuals participating in the cleanup (see COVID-19 precautions, below)
- Your contact information.
Current COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions must be followed while participating in Clean Neighbourhoods, including physical distancing and gathering limits. Visit KFL&A Public Health’s website to learn more.