2014 Wildwood Cleanup


More than 65 Wildwood volunteers helped with our 36th annual Wildwood Cleanup on Saturday May 24th, 2014.

Special thanks to Judy, Cheryl and Wil for organizing and serving all the volunteers with 96 donuts, over 130 hotdogs and lots of coffee, pop and water! Also, a BIG thank you to those people who brought their trucks and trailers to clean our back lanes; this year’s turn-out was astonishing! Thanks also to the City of Calgary for continuing to support our Cleanup by providing the compactor garbage trucks, as well as the great people who operate them. We even had help from our MLA, Christine Cusanelli (see photo above), and our Councillor, Evan Woolley, who did half a route for us!

Thanks also go to e-Cycle Solutions for taking our electronics and Norman from Sure Print & Copy at 3709 17th Ave. SW for his fast response on our extra printing jobs. This year we also want to thank Bow Trail Husky for donating car washes, Angelica of Magnacharge Battery for taking batteries and Jim, of Bicycles for Humanity, for taking bicycles to be given a second life.

Lastly, a big thank you to the Wildwood residents who followed the published guidelines and made our job so much easier!

If you missed volunteering this year or are new to the neighbourhood, mark your calendars for next year (May 23rd, 2015). Have a great summer and enjoy our newly cleaned community!

Clive and Wil Watson

Cleanup by Numbers

  • 17 volunteer trucks (a new record!)
  • We filled 6 City compactor trucks and 3 City organics trucks (no other community has even filled one truck before! YEAH TEAM!!) (If your branches got missed, don’t feel bad – so did ours!)
  • We also filled one 40-yard metals bin and collected a very large load of electronics.

P.S. For Residents Who Came Along Long Afterwards

There is a less positive note that we feel must be mentioned, because this happens every year: Some people continue to drop things off long after the Cleanup is finished.

This year, the metals bin was not picked up right away and someone thought it would be alright to throw other items on top of it. This “contaminates” the bin and any refund that the WCA may be due will be cancelled! Also, several hard- working volunteers spent a 7 hours sorting materials so that only “proper” items go into the metals bin! Then, some time after 7:30pm, someone dropped off several large paint containers – these need to go to a fire station.

The Community Hall is NOT a dumping station – it costs time (one of our volunteers has to clean up after you) and money.

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