More than 75 Wildwood volunteers helped with our 37th annual clean up on Saturday May 23RD, 2015.
- We had 16 volunteer trucks and a bicycle! (see photo)
- This year was the year of the trailers, we had 5 plus one on the bike!!
- We filled 5 City compactor trucks and 2 City organics trucks
- We also filled a 40 yards metals bins (thank you Scott) and collected a very large load of electronics.
Special thanks to Judy, Cheryl and Arlene 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 fantastic! Thanks also to the City for continuing to support our clean up by providing the compactor garbage trucks as well as the great people who operate them. Plus you should have seen all the maneuvering in the parking lot with all those trailers!
Thanks also go to: Waste Managerment for the metals bin; “e-Cycle solutions” for taking our electronics; Sophia from Sure Print & Copy for her fast response on our extra printing jobs and Angelica of Magnacharge Battery Corp. for taking batteries. We also want to thank Caroline and David for arranging for Two Wheel View to take bicycles to be given a second life. It was good to see that many bicycles did not even make it into this collection, but went straight into the hands of other volunteers.
We also gave a few random prizes to our volunteers: Brandon was our young volunteer, doing great service in the metals bin. Jenine was our expert electronics volunteer, and in the truck draw, Phil picked route #4 and Blake picked route #10. A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who turned our to help our Community!
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 28th, 2016). Have a great summer and enjoy our newly cleaned community!
Clive and Wil Watson
P.S. some points to ponder:
A friend asked me the other day, if there was anything left to clean up after 37 years of Wildwood Clean Ups? Well, we were amazed at how much stuff we picked up. We are still getting too much home renovation material (a bathtub?). Please get your contractors to remove renovation material, or, if you are the renovator, take it yourself. There are also lots of washers, dryers and stoves that could be taken away when you buy new ones. If this keeps happening, we will have to become like most Community Cleans Ups where you have to bring your own stuff to the City trucks.