Parks, Beaches and City Fence lines need cleaning, so who cleans them?
Typically tax payer dollars fund the city to handle the cleaning of public parks, beaches and city fence lines however occasionally areas are overlooked or are sub-contracted to organizations that can handle the clean ups.
Volunteer events are also organized that have community members that come in and tidy certain areas.
For example, the City of Coquitlam has a "Love Your Lake Town Centre Park Cleanup" that can be found here.
Surrey has a similar program where you can join in on a clean up here.
The website summarizes the event as follows:
"Come together to help keep our parks clean and beautiful. This summer, we will be at various Surrey parks with litter pickup supplies for you to use. Together we can make a difference and build a greener, healthier, and safer community."
It also mentions to bring:
- Comfortable clothing
- Close toed-shoes (please, no sandals)
- Water in your reusable bottle
The City of Richmond discusses the duties its city workers conduct on the following website when it comes to managing all their litter prevention.
A highlight of the page mentions the following:
"City crews work seven days a week to collect litter from parks, school grounds, roadsides, sidewalks and boulevards. They also inspect or service garbage and recycling bins in the community 29,064 times every month."
When the Lower Mainland is understaffed it will ask local companies to help in the efforts. It even launched a "BC Clean Coast" program where organizations could apply. That website can be found here.
Companies like CluttertoCash can also fulfill the role of handling "Park Clean Pick". To learn about this service just visit the following page at Property Clean Pick Services.