It’s been a Prince George tradition since the early 1990s. Spring clean up day is an annual event and partnership between the City of Prince George and the Recycling and Environmental Action Planning Society (REAPS). Each year, thousands of residents participate in the event, which occurs this weekend on Sunday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Participants can lead a team or sign up individually. Individuals or groups can select a designated area they would like to clean up. Registered individuals or groups receive free pitch-in bags and gloves. So far, about 2,000 bags have been distributed to nearly 2,000 registered volunteers. Volunteers are still needed to clean up the following areas:
- Foothills Blvd north of First Ave
- Westwood drive along the golf course (Pine Centre Mall to Range Rd)
- Highway 16 from Mr. PG to Superstore
- Peden Hill (Vance Rd to Domano)
- Range Rd
- Ospika (Massey to Fifth Ave)
- 15th & 20th Avenue
- Around the base of Connaught Hill
Ten temporary, free garbage and litter bins will be set-up on the spring clean up Day. Find the nearest temporary location (available on April 28 only). Note: no large household items or hazardous materials will be accepted. In 2018, nearly 4,000 people volunteered and almost 11,000 kg of waste was collected from the bins.
Looking to get your yard ready for spring? Garden and yard waste can be delivered to the Foothills Landfill site or the Quinn Street and Vanway Transfer & Recycle Stations on April 28 free of charge. Information about the landfill and local transfer stations is also available from the Regional District of Fraser Fort George.
For more information on the Spring Clean-Up Day and to register, visit the REAPS Facebook event page. Contact REAPS, Prince George’s Recycling and Environmental Action Planning Society, at 250-561-7327 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Volunteers can also stop by REAPS (1950 Gorse St) between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily to register and pick up bags and gloves.