Surrey City Council Endorses New ‘Clean-Blitz’ Pilot Program
With the aim of increasing community pride, Surrey City Council has endorsed the new ‘Clean-Blitz’ pilot program that will take place in town centres across the City.
Surrey, BC –With the aim of increasing community pride, Surrey City Council has endorsed the new ‘Clean-Blitz’ pilot program that will take place in town centres across the City. The ‘Clean-Blitz’ pilot starts in Newton before moving on to other Surrey communities.
“I’m excited to launch the new ‘Clean-Blitz’ pilot program in Surrey’s Town Centres,” said Mayor Brenda Locke. “With clean-up blitzes starting in Newton, including at Unwin and Cougar Creek Parks, Council has expanded the initiative to all of Surrey’s Town Centres. This program will help increase community pride by creating cleaner, safer, healthier, and more vibrant neighbourhoods for residents and businesses.”
With Council’s endorsement, staff will now pilot a litter pick-up and clean-blitz in town centres, followed by targeted enforcement in hot-spot locations using both Engineering and Bylaws staff. The effectiveness of the Newton pilot will be assessed to determine if changes are required before shifting to other communities in Surrey. The proposed next steps to further the City’s efforts with clean-up and waste reduction include a comprehensive communication and education campaign, followed by neighbourhood action plans.
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Other City cleanup programs include large item pick-up, litter collection, illegal dumping pick-up, and drop-off events, which benefit the City by reducing waste that ends up in landfills. Visit surrey.ca/rethinkwaste to learn more about waste collection and programs.