This is not a test…. Spring is in the air. For real!

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It’s that time of year. The temperature is rising, the sun is shining (mostly) and the snow is finally melting. If you’re like us, you’re looking forward to everything that comes with spring. Except, of course, the mess. When the snow melts away, we begin to see what lies beneath. Plastic wrappers, drink containers, paper scraps and so on can be seen littered along sidewalks, backlanes and in parks.

Aside from the sunshine, green grass and flowers, the good news is that many communities pull together for an annual spring clean-up. Community leaders, families and even businesses hit the streets with brooms, shovels and garbage bags in an effort to rid their neighbourhood of the litter that has accumulated over the winter months.

A community clean-up can generate a very large amount of waste that will now need to be disposed of. Leaving this waste in the back lane for city crews to pick up on garbage day is not advisable for a number of reasons. Primarily, there will be many bags of garbage, as well as loose items, that will not fit into our regular garbage and recycling bins. And if left for garbage day can get ripped open by rodents and other animals.

A solution for this is to consider renting one or more waste containers from Omar’s Environmental. The containers can be used as a central waste station for the whole community. Garbage bags and other waste items can be collected throughout the clean-up by volunteers with pick-up trucks and brought back to the central waste station. At the end of the clean-up Omar’s will pick up the bins and dispose of the waste by taking it to the appropriate facility.

For more information on how Omar’s Environmental can help with your community clean-up, contact us today!

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