Beautify Thompson: Community Clean Up 2021 Starts June 1!

Our annual Community Clean Up is back for 2021 starting on June 1, with a new name: Beautify Thompson!

The spring litter clean-up is still a big part of Beautify Thompson, but cleaning up our community every spring is just the first step. We also need positive actions to spruce up our community.

This year, City Council has dedicated an additional $40, 000 to community beautification efforts: the City is looking to install new banners, flower pots, and in the winter, more festive holiday decorations downtown for everyone to enjoy.

So this year, along with our usual clean-up challenges, we’re inviting Thompsonites to lend us a hand!

Send Us your photos, win prizes.

By all counts, public health restrictions in 2021 are tighter than they were last year, so the same format applies: help us clean up Thompson by picking up litter, taking a picture of your haul, and sending them in to communications@thompson.ca, or by sending them to the City of Thompson Facebook or Instagram page.

We’ll share your awesome work online, and you’ll be entered to win Hub of the North merchandise, swag from Recycle Everywhere, and maybe more!

Just like last year, there will be bins out at every school on Monday to let people dispose of the litter they pick up every weekend, without filling their curbside bins or making a trip to the landfill. There will also be a bin available at the Public Works Yard on Seal Road all week long.

It’s going to run for six weeks, but you’re allowed to clean up wherever you please. No limits by area, and prizes will be drawn for every week!

Large Item Clean-up

If you have access to a truck or trailer, you can help us clean up unsightly furniture and appliances dumped within city limits this year. Register your vehicle with Public Works, and we’ll waive the surcharges that typically come with processing these large items.

To help with the large-item clean-up, you’ll need to register your vehicle by calling Public Works at 204-677-7970, or by emailing publicworks@thompson.ca. Take a photo of the large litter wherever you found it, then come drop it off at the Waste Disposal Grounds. We’ll waive the disposal fee for the items, and if you send us your photos (either to the email or through Facebook/Instagram), you’ll be entered to win prizes with everyone else who is participating!

Beautify Your Home!

Picking up litter and cleaning up our community is important, and everyone who does their part is a champion in our eyes. We also understand that in a summer like 2020, when it never really stopped raining, not everyone wants to get out and spend precious sunny days picking up litter.

This year, we’re also giving out prizes for people taking simple steps to beautify their homes and their neighbourhoods. Plant some flowers, decorate your balcony, revitalize your fence with a fresh coat of paint: anything that shows

Business Teams!

Last year, we saw participation from a handful of corporate teams, and we loved to see it. This year, we’re encouraging every business to assemble a team, get out for a few hours and help clean up Thompson.

Employees will be entered into our weekly residential draws like everyone else, but there’s an extra perk for businesses interested in participating: Not only will your business receive a shout-out on our social media channels, but participating businesses will be entered into their own draw: the winner will have their logo displayed on our commercial waste disposal truck for the rest of the summer!

Thanks to our 2020 participants: we hope to see everyone out again this year!

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