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Litter Awareness Blitz: Coming Soon to a Park Near You

Jul 12, 2011

The City of Mississauga’s Corporate Security Bike Patrol will be conducting a Litter Awareness Blitz on Saturday, July 16 at the following parks: Jack Darling Memorial Park, Richard's Memorial Park, Meadowvale Conservation Area, Erindale Park and Streetsville Memorial Park.

“Mississauga’s Corporate Security Bike Patrol will be reminding visitors who are enjoying our parks this summer to be conscious of where they dispose of their trash and if caught littering could receive a $365 fine,” said Jamie Hillis, manager of Corporate Security and Operations. “It is important that everyone helps to keep our city clean and green every day.”

What:
To help fight the battle against litter in Mississauga, the City is targeting the problem by changing attitudes and creating “litter consciousness.”


To achieve this goal, the City has revitalized its ‘Don’t be a LitterBug’ program. This includes a number of new initiatives including a school program, presence at events, litter awareness blitzes and a new website which is easy to navigate for programs like adopting a park or street. For more information or to get involved, visit www.mississauga.ca/litterbug.


Photo Opportunity
When:
Saturday, July 16
11:15 a.m.

Who:
City of Mississauga Corporate Security Bike Patrol

Where:
Jack Darling Memorial Park
(Meet at the Park Centre by the washrooms)
Lakeshore Road West, west of Lorne Park Road

As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 734,000 residents and 55,000 businesses, including 63 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is "Leading Today for Tomorrow" by focussing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money, maintaining infrastructure and continuing to be an employer of choice.

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Media Contact:
Ella Basic
Public Affairs Consultant
Phone: 905-615-3200x5818
TTY:    905-896-5151
Email:   ella.basic@mississauga.ca


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