Blind River Mayor Sally Hagman is calling on residents to take part in Waste Reduction Week activities while Covid-19 protocols and restrictions remain in place. It is the nineteenth year the event has been hosted across the country and runs from Oct. 19 to Oct. 25.
“This week has been designated as Waste Reduction Week,” the mayor said in her address to council at its meeting Monday evening and residents viewing the meeting via Zoom. “Safe, small-scale cleanups are limited to members of your own household, in keeping with recent COVID-19 public health guidelines. Please wear masks and disposable gloves when picking up garbage and tie up all waste bags.”
Waste reduction week organizers suggest keeping cleanups small, safe and with members of your own household, practice physical distancing by staying at least two meters apart from anyone you don’t live with and protect yourself by using personal protective equipment like gloves when picking up items.
The event replaces a provincial waste reduction day in May that was cancelled due to the pandemic.
“Thank you for keeping Blind River clean,” the mayor added.
The mayor also acknowledged Fall in Love with Fall participants who took part in a parade in the business core Saturday.