Edmonton starts spring cleaning

By Nicole Stillger on April 14, 2015

Edmontonians got a head start on some spring cleaning as the City of Edmonton, along with several business along 124th st., kicked off Capital City Clean Up’s fifth annual “15 to Clean” challenge on April 9th, in hopes of creating a clean, safe and livable city.

Business and volunteers spread out along 124th street to see how much litter they can collect in 15 minutes. The 15 minute challenge encourages people to clean up an area around their home, school, business or workplace. Capital City Clean Up’s Program Manager, Kaila Tipton says, “It shows people how simple it is to make a big difference in Edmonton.”

Some of the 10 business along 124th St. that participated in kicking off the challenge include:

  • Mud Honey Salon
  • Electrik Lemon Hair Studio
  • Meridian Health Centre
  • Aida Massage and Wellness

This is Capital City Clean Up’s 10th anniversary and according to Tipton, “It started as a pilot initiative for Adopt-a-Block and 10 years later we have over 20 litter and graffiti programs.” The Adopt-a-Block program encourages Edmonton residents to adopt a block in their community or around their business, and to keep that area litter free during the warmer months.

The “15 to Clean” challenge week runs from April 27th until May 3rd. Participants can pick up a free clean up kit containing gloves and a garbage bag from any local Edmonton Public Library for the duration of the challenge. Participants can log the success of their clean up and enter to win prizes on the CTV contest page. Registration closes on April 25th.