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Community Clean-up Tomorrow (Sunday June 9)

June 8th, 2013

It’s time for the annual spring cleaning! On June 9th we will have three garbage trucks in the parking lot of the hall ready to be filled while we clean up the community. There will be food to feed volunteers.

The trucks will arrive at 9:00 am and will leave at 2:00 pm sharp. Our agreement with the City obliges us to turn people away at 2:00 pm. So make sure to come early.

Once you’ve dumped your stuff, join a team to clean up the streets and parks. Volunteers with trucks are needed to collect larger items that are abandoned in the alleys. Please make sure to bring a tarp to comply with the city by-laws. If you are able to volunteer, contact Kevin Cunningham as soon as possible so he can organize clean-up crews: president@ramsaycalgary.ca. If you forget to contact him, come out anyways. We’ll find something for you to do!
The following items may not be placed in the packer trucks or brought to the cleanup site:

* tires
* household chemicals
* car batteries
* metals
* home appliances
* propane tanks
* home electronics
* glass
* paint
* microwaves
* liquids

Thanks to the City of Calgary Waste and Recycling Services for supporting this event.

Community Clean-up: A Huge Success!

June 12th, 2012


(pictured – nancy, kevin and wayne cao)

Wow, what a great community event we had on Sunday. After going strong from 8:30am – 3pm I sat back and said… ‘now that is what community is all about, everyone getting together sharing resources, food and a great time to accomplish a single goal… making our beautiful Ramsay shine!’

I lost count of how many people with trucks showed up, they were keen to get a route and help those neighbours that didn’t have the means to get large items or large amounts of items to the city trucks. Of note we had H.M.S Cyril floating through, picking up enough over the day to fill a garage truck by itself. we had many trailers and helpers that jumped in and rode along to help in the alleys.

Double Elle baked fresh buns that morning for us, Wade Patterson provided the warm chilly, and tnik was providing the warm and cold beverages, big thanks to you for supporting Ramsay Community.

We did learn a few things along the way, next year for this event or possible on it’s own, we will be getting a wood chipper to come down. Possibly 1/3 of the total loads was tree trimmings, why not put that right back into the Ramsay landscape. Sunday seemed to be a good day, everyone had saturday to prepare and sift through what needed to discarded and then had time to help others! We will make sure that we have an e-cycler and a metal recycler on hand as well so we don’t have to turn those items away. (as i write this we have a metal recycler picking up what metals we pulled out)

It was great to see everyone that i know come out and all the new faces was fantastic, i hope to see more of everyone in the future! Big kudo’s to everyone!!!

kevin


people were using all sorts of methods to bring unwanted items down to the trucks!


we had the two trucks being loaded at a constant rate!

The Ramsay Community Clean-up Is Happening This Sunday (June 10)

June 6th, 2012

The Ramsay Community Clean-up is happening on Sunday June 10 (9am-2pm at the Community Hall). The community will be working together to clean the alleys and local green spaces.

Food and beverages will be provided for all volunteers. Sunshine will also be provided.

Interested? Contact president@ramsaycalgary.ca

Ramsay Community Clean-up Needs Trucks and Volunteers

May 23rd, 2012

The Ramsay Community Clean-up is happening on Sunday June 10 (9am-2pm at the Community Hall). The community will be working together to clean the alleys and local green spaces.

Volunteers are needed to help in the clean-up: trucks to help pick-up, as well as adults and kids to pick up garbage along the streets.

Food and beverages will be provided for all volunteers. Sunshine will also be provided.

Interested? Contact president@ramsaycalgary.ca

If using personal trucks, ensure loads are properly tarped according to the City of Calgary’s rules.

Please note: the following items may not be placed in the packer trucks or brought to the cleanup site:

  • tires
  • household chemicals
  • car batteries
  • home appliances
  • propane tanks
  • home electronics
  • glass
  • microwaves
  • liquids