11 Apr

Quinte Trash Bash returns April 21

Picton – Residents, community groups and workplaces are invited to pitch in and help clean up the community during the 18th annual Quinte Trash Bash on Saturday, April 21.

The event is jointly organized by the County of Prince Edward, the City of Belleville, the City of Quinte West, and Tyendinaga Township..

“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, Quinte Trash Bash saw more than 1,600 volunteers take part in 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 Taso Christopher of the City of Belleville. “A little bit goes a long way and we appreciate the efforts of everyone who participates.”

How to Participate

Decide where you want to pick up litter and either register online at quintetrashbash.ca or visit Shire Hall (332 Picton Main Street) to sign up and grab a supply kit that includes gloves, garbage bags and clear bags for recyclables. Swish generously donated the supplies for the County of Prince Edward.

On April 21, clean up your chosen site and deposit your trash in dumpsters positioned at the following locations in the County of Prince Edward: 

• Roblin Lake Park – 13 Coleman Street, Ameliasburgh

• Sandy Hook Works Yard – 75 County Road 1

• Milford/South Marysburgh Town Hall – 3076 County Road 10, Milford

From April 16-20, workplaces, service groups and non-profits can compete in the group challenge and receive recognition for their community spirit. For schools that want to get in on the fun, the school challenge will take place once again this year. High school students can use the Trash Bash for community volunteer hours. Visit quintetrashbash.ca to register your team.

If you have questions, please contact Tanya Delaney, Outdoor Facilities Supervisor, County of Prince Edward, at 613.476.2148 ext. 4004 or email tdelaney@pecounty.on.ca


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