Clean Nova Scotia and Halifax Regional Municipality can help!
The Great Nova Scotia Pick-Me-Up is a program coordinated by Clean Foundation and supported in part by HRM to encourage Nova Scotians to get together to pick up litter.
All you have to do is select an area you would like to clean, gather a group of people (friends, family, coworkers, schoolmates etc.) and then register your cleanup with Clean Foundation.
You are being a positive force in the fight against litter and benefit from a cleaner neighbourhood or beach.
Clean Foundation will provide you with a free cleanup kit. The kit includes an information booklet, safety tips, advertising posters, an appropriate amount of garbage bags and recycling bags and a data card that you can use to keep track of what types of litter you find. It includes everything you will need to have a great Pick-Me-Up.
Pick-Me-Up's are usually done in the spring. This way, it’s easy to see what’s been hiding under the snow. However, any time of year is a good time. Litter is a year-long problem that needs your attention as much as possible.
Register online: Great NS Pick Me Up: www.clean.ns.ca
126 Portland Street
Dartmouth, NS B2Y 1H8
When you register with Clean Foundation and receive your free Pick-Me-Up kit, it will include a data card (you will receive an information booklet when you register that outlines the importance of the data card and how to send it back) to record what you have collected. The data card is important to Clean Foundation as it helps them track waste-producing trends and it also helps them get funding necessary to support this program – so don’t forget to send it back in when you are done!