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Presented by The Chris Cartwright Team
Although we can't meet up to clean up this year, you can still do your part to help keep our green spaces, parks and trails clean with the 42nd Annual Community Cleanup 2020.
How to Participate:
Pick up a free cleanup kit from the Municipal Offices on June 23 to 25 between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. (more information below).
Choose a public park, greenspace or trail in Newmarket to clean (some target locations are listed below).
Protect yourself! Please follow the safety tips on the information sheet in your cleanup kit.
Place garbage in the black bags and recycling in the clear bags.
When you are finished, leave your garbage bags, recycling bags, and large items by the permanent garbage receptacles in the park. If there are no permanent receptacles, please place bags by the curb or by a numbered light post of the greenspace or trail where they can be picked up by Town staff after the cleanup.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know what area you cleaned, where you left your garbage bags and if there are any dangerous or large items that staff need to know about.
We would love to see your before and after photos and videos so show us by tagging @TownOfNewmarket and use the hashtag #icleanedup.
Cleanup Kit Information:
Click here for a printable version of the Cleanup Kit Information Sheet
Free Cleanup Kits are available for pickup (while supplies last) at the Municipal Offices (395 Mulock Drive) on:
Tuesday, June 23 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 24 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 25 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 27 from 9 a.m. to noon
Each Cleanup Kit is designed for one person and contains the following:
Target Cleanup Locations:
Hollingsworth Arena (35 Patterson Street)
Old Town Hall (460 Botsford Street)
Newmarket Public Library (438 Park Ave)
Fairy Lake Park (520 Water Street)
South end of Tom Taylor Trail, near Foxtail Ridge
Arnhem Park (595 Mulock Court)
Best Family Parkette (Best Circle)
College Manor Park (705 College Manor Drive)
Bonshaw Avenue Park (130 Bonshaw Avenue)
Environmental Park (Woodspring Avenue)
Frank Stronach Park (Memorial Circle)
George Richardson Park (Bayview Parkway)
Haskett Park (145 Millard Avenue)
Keffer Parkette (110 Keffer Circle)
Lions Park (424 D'Arcy Street)
Proctor Park (277 Primrose Lane)
Rene Bray Park (1030 Ivsbridge Boulevard)
Woodland Hills Labyrinth Park (45 Ford Wilson Boulevard)
Marilyn Powell Park (435 London Road)
Dave Kerwin Trail (Woodspring Avenue)
Charles Van Zant Open Space (205 Waratah Avenue)
Safety Tips and Things to Remember:
You can clean at whatever time you choose over the weekend so be sure to use your discretion when choosing a day, time and location to ensure your safety. Please do not go outside to clean in inclement weather such as thunder/lighting, high winds etc.
Please stay off private property.
Please avoid potential dangers such as railway tracks, rivers, river banks and road ways.
Please do not pick up dangerous objects such as broken glass, needles, sharp objects or dead animals. If you come across any of these items please leave them where you found them and email email@example.com with their location so they can be disposed of safely.
If an item is too large to move to the garbage can, please leave it where it is and include it's location in your follow up email about where you left your garbage.
All children participating under the age of 12 should be supervised by an adult.
Tips for cleaning during COVID-19:
Ensure you wear vinyl or nitrile gloves while picking up waste
Avoiding touching your face at all times
When you are finished cleaning, dispose of your gloves in the black garbage bag provided and immediately wash or sanitize your hands. It would be a good idea to bring hand sanitizer with you and then wash your hands when you return home.
Please follow social distancing guidelines. If you are cleaning in a group, please ensure it is no larger than 10 people and maintain 6 feet (2 metres) between you unless you are in the same social circle.
High school students can earn up to 3 volunteer hours for participating in the cleanup. In your follow up email after the cleanup, please indicate the first and last names of the students participating.
The event organizer will be available to sign volunteer forms on Monday, June 29, 2020 between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the front of the Municipal Offices (395 Mulock Drive). Please arrive with the form filled in including name, address and event information. If students prefer a signed letter emailed to them, please send the request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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