Quinte Trash Bash is April 21, 2017

Tyendinaga, Prince Edward County, Quinte West, Belleville Saturday April 21st, 2017 – The Quinte Trash Bash is an annual community cleanup, now in its eighteenth year. The event is jointly organized by the City of Belleville, City of Quinte West, Tyendinaga Township and Prince Edward County.

“We have beautiful parks and roadsides in Prince Edward County that, unfortunately, are littered with garbage and waste. I am proud that our community members are doing something about it by participating in Quinte Trash Bash,” says Robert Quaiff, Mayor, County of Prince Edward.  “There was a great response last year when Prince Edward County rejoined Quinte Trash Bash, and I encourage even more people and local businesses to get involved this year on April 21.”

Last year, over 1600 volunteers took part filling nine large dumpsters and twenty-four recycling carts with materials collected from roadsides, parks and ditches. With a fourth community now on board, organizers are hoping for a record turnout.

“Trash Bash is a great opportunity for our Community to work together to help keep our Township beautiful,” says Reeve Rick Phillips of the Township of Tyendinaga. “I hope that everyone who can will come and join us in this very important event.”

Mayor Jim Harrison of the City of Quinte West agrees. “The Annual Quinte Trash Bash is a great project and promotes a cleaner environment. We encourage residents and businesses to come out and get involved by putting a team together to pick up litter in our community.”

“After a long winter, I encourage our residents to get outside and enjoy the warmer weather and participate in any manner possible to clean up our beautiful City”, adds Mayor Christopher of the City of Belleville. “A little bit goes a long way and we appreciate the efforts of everyone who participates.”

How to Take Part:

Decide where you want to pick up litter and either register online at quintetrashbash.ca or with your City Rep listed below. Supply stations and litter drop-off locations are listed for each community on quintetrashbash.ca.

On April 21, clean up your chosen site and drop off trash at designated Trash Bash drop-off locations. Residents can also pick up supplies before the event at their City or Town Hall. Supplies, including garbage bags, recycling bags and gloves, were generously donated by Acklands Grainger, Rona Trenton and Hastings Prince Edward Public Health.

From April 16-20, workplaces, service groups and non-profits can compete in the Group Challenge and be recognized for their community spirit. For schools wanting to get in on the fun, the School Challenge is being hosted again this year and high school students can use the Bash for community volunteer hours. Visit quintetrashbash.ca to register your team.

Help keep Quinte clean by doing your part. Pick it up, put it away and keep it that way!

City Representatives:

Quinte West
Jeff Shortt, C.E.T. Engineering Technician
Phone: 613-392-2841 ext. 4484
Email: jeffs@quintewest.ca

City of Belleville
Taylor Dall, Green Programs Coordinator/Public Education Officer
Phone: 613-967-3200 ext. 3219
Email: tdall@belleville.ca

Township of Tyendinaga
Raeanne McGuinness, Recreation Programmer
Phone: 613-396-1944
Email: recreation@tyendinagatownship.com

Prince Edward County
Tanya Delaney, Outdoor Facilities Supervisor
Phone: 613-476-2148 ext. 4004 

If you would like a copy of the promotional poster, please email Taylor Dall at tdall@belleville.ca.

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