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MLCA Community Litter Clean-Up Day!

  • Date

    Saturday Jun 5, 2021

  • Time

    All Day

  • Where

    Your Community!

  • Cost


MLCA is encouraging residents on World Environment Day, Saturday June 5th to participate in a community litter clean-up day! Show your support and love for our community by picking up the litter scattered in our streets and parks. 


The event will follow current Alberta Covid restrictions and is intended for households participation only. 


On June 5th, plan your litter clean-up route with your household and enjoy some time outdoors as you help clean-up our environment, whether it’s the street you live on or your favourite park. 


The goal is to clean-up as much litter as you can find. When you are finished for the day, we encourage you to take a picture of your litter haul and best guess of the weight of it! Post it to our Facebook page or Instagram with the hashtags #yyccleans (City of Calgary’s hashtag for this initiative) and #MLCALitterCleanUp2021.


MLCA is offering a limited supply of Litter Clean-Up kits for our residents. One kit per household. A kit includes disposable gloves and garbage bags for households of two persons or four persons. Kits will be available for pick-up outside the front entrance of the MLCA Community Hall on the following dates:

Friday, June 4th from 4pm to 6pm

Saturday, June 5th from 10am to 12pm


Please dispose of your litter haul in your black waste bin. If you do not have capacity at home, the City of Calgary garbage bin located outside the entrance of the MLCA Hall will be open on Saturday, June 5 until 7pm.


* Update: Blush Lane is sponsoring MLCA Litter Clean-up Day with three prizes for our top litter collectors!


Contest Rules:

– To enter the contest, submit a photo of you and all the litter you and your household collected for World Environment Day. Submit the photo and hashtag it with #MLCALitterCleanUp to the Facebook event page, Instagram, or The post or email must include the number of bags collected and the estimated total weight.

– The weight of the litter collected is to be self-reported. You may use a scale at home or if you do not have one, the weight may be estimated. When estimating the weight, you may use a bag of potatoes or flour, or another item you are aware of the weight to compare against.

– Must submit a photo by 9 pm (MST) on Sunday, June 6th, 2021.

– Winners will be announced the following day, Monday, June 7th, 2021 on the MLCA social media channels.

– Winners will be contacted through the same channel they submitted their photo to and a location will be provided to pick up the prize




Recommendations for the Health and Safety on Litter Clean-Up Day:


This event will follow current Alberta COVID-19 restrictions to keep our residents safe. Please take into consideration the following for your safety:


  • Stick to your household and maintain a respectful physical distance from your fellow litter fighters! This event is NOT intended as a group initiative. Keep 2 meters from others.
  • Wash your hands frequently. Hand sanitizer is a great alternative when you can’t wash your hands with soap and warm water. We encourage you to do this at the beginning and end of a litter cleanup at minimum.
  • Litter is gross, let’s avoid touching our faces. Keep your hands away from your eyes, ears, nose and mouth while performing this activity.
  • DO NOT pick up face masks, or gloves.
  • Most importantly, stay home if you are feeling sick. If you are experiencing fever, cough, difficulty breathing or other flu-like symptoms, stay home and away from others. If you have questions or concerns about your health contact Health Link 811.

Before your cleanup

  • Dress appropriately for the weather.
  • Wear sturdy, closed-toed footwear.
  • Bring a hat, sunscreen, water and insect repellent.
  • Review with your household what area you plan to clean-up. 
  • Washrooms are not available in any of the park spaces due to Covid, please ensure you have a plan.

Cleanup day

  • Always work with a partner and maintain physical distancing of 2 meters from others​.
  • Wear protective gloves at all times.
  • Do not touch unknown items, syringes, glass or other sharp objects. Contact 311 to report their location.
  • Do not compress garbage or reach into containers with hands or feet.
  • Leave natural materials behind (leaves, deadwood, bones, etc).
  • Do not wade into bodies of water to retrieve items.
  • If working near a pathway, be careful of cyclists, runners and walkers.
  • Do not remove large items (bikes, tires, sleeping bags, etc). Contact 311 to report their location.
  • Do not enter illegal camps. Contact 311 to report their location.
  • Take breaks. Drink water and wash or sanitize your hands before having a snack.
  • Have fun!

The information below instructs the proper way to remove gloves:


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