Cobourg, ON – June 20, 2018— The results are in for this year’s Mayors’ ‘Keep the County Clean’ Challenge, a week-long litter clean-up event. For the eighth year running, the Township of Alnwick/Haldimand has retained its title for ‘Most Volunteers Per Capita’ with participation from 8.1 per cent of the
population. Meanwhile, Hamilton Township has come away with new bragging rights by unseating the Municipality of Port Hope to win ‘Hardest Working
Volunteers’, with 25 kilograms of litter collected per volunteer. Trophies were awarded at today’s meeting of Northumberland County Council.
“This year’s community involvement with the Challenge resulted in an
extensive clean up that has made a real difference to our roadsides and
recreation areas,” states Warden Mark Lovshin. “I want to congratulate the Township of Alnwick/Haldimand and Hamilton Township residents for their ‘gold standard’ efforts, and extend our sincere thanks to all of the volunteers who came out and did such a fantastic job this year. This was a wonderful demonstration of community spirit.”
From April 22 to 28, Northumberland County residents were encouraged to participate in the county-wide friendly competition to clean up roadside litter. Over 2,020 returning and new volunteers collected over 15,670 kilograms of waste. The week concluded with the free annual barbecue and open house held at the Material Recovery Facility in Grafton on April 28, which was
attended by over 800 people. Now in its 10th year, the Mayors’ ‘Keep the County Clean’ Challenge has seen over 20,290 volunteers participate throughout its history.
(Left to Right): John Logel (County Councillor and Mayor of the Township of Alnwick/Haldimand); Dan Orr (County Education & Communications
Coordinator); Mark Lovshin (County Warden and Mayor of the Township of Hamilton).