Thursday, January 9, 2020

Help Keep Langley City Litter-Free. Join the Point of Pride Program.

Trail-head at 208th Street to Nicomekl Trail System. Select image to enlarge.

Like most residents and businesses in our community, I take pride in Langley City’s 10 square kilometres. It bothers me, and I’m sure many other people, when I see cigarette butts on the sidewalk, single-use packaging floating down the street, and garbage in our parks, trails, and streams.

I’ve had residents tell me that they spend time cleaning up litter during their daily walks or runs, and I've seen many businesses also cleanup around their locations.

While City Council has increased our maintenance budget over the last few years which includes enhanced cleanup, City staff cannot get to all corners of our community daily.

If you currently cleanup litter today, or are thinking about it, Langley City has a Point of Pride Program which helps support you as an individual, business, or group.

The following outlines the details of the program:

  • Individuals and groups will be assigned a specific street, park or trail according to their preferences
  • Participants will be provided with litter bags, tongs, and gloves
  • Participants may: pick up litter, clear waterways (under DFO direction)
  • Participants must notify Langley City staff if they find any hazards, graffiti or broken equipment
  • Be familiar with the assigned area and boundaries

The only ask is that people maintain a consistent number of hours per month of participating in the Point of Pride Program.

One of the perks of being a part of this program is after six months of participation, a sign will be placed in your cleanup area with your name, business name, or group name to celebrate your work in keeping our city clean.

For more information about this program, or to sign-up, please visit the Point of Pride web page.

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