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Watershed Clean-Up Day nets over 23,000 kg of garbage

17-Nov-2010

A clean-up day in the Loch Lomond Watershed removed over 23 metric tonnes of garbage from the area around one of the City’s drinking water supplies on November 10.
In total, 23.56 metric tonnes (23,560 kg or 52,000 lbs) of garbage were removed from the areas surrounding First Lake, Second Lake, Robertson Lake and Latimer Lake. The City incurred landfill charges of $2670.48 for the disposal nine loads of garbage, which included such items as:

  • 35 tires
  • Pool table
  • Various car parts
  • Couches / chairs
  • Scrap metal
  • Mattresses
  • Water tanks
  • Heating oil tanks
  • Drums/barrels
  • Roofing and other construction material
  • Countertops
  • Carpeting
  • Appliances
  • Oil containers
  • Litter, including diapers, coffee cups, food wrap, beer bottles and cans, clothing, and mini propane tanks

Over 45 volunteers took part in the clean-up event.
Watch for the next Watershed Clean-Up Day next year.