Show community pride with spring cleanup
The Town of Didsbury is getting ready for some spring cleaning with the upcoming Landfill Days community cleanup.
The five-day cleanup encourages residents to tidy up their homes and yards to benefit the community on a clean and eco-friendly level from May 22 to May 26.
“We’re trying to get the community involved in cleaning up the town,” said Public Works administrative assistant Meg Phillips.
On May 22, the cleanup week will kick off with White Day, when the town will be collecting appliances (fridges, freezers, stoves, washers, dryers, dishwashers and bathtubs to be exact) for a $15 fee.
For the elderly or those unable to bring appliances to the curb, an appointment can be made with the town to pick these items up for $10 on May 23.
As for residents bringing their unwanted appliances and other garbage to the landfill, they can pick up a ticket from Public Works between May 1 and May 19 for $10 to hand to an attendant at the landfill site to absolve them of regular site charges for the cleanup week.
“The ticket will require a proof of residency, such as a utility bill, to show you’re from the town and not the county,” said Phillips.
Phillips explained that a few years ago, this process was not used and the single-day cleanup event became something of a hectic “free-for-all”.
This year the event will be held over the course of five days and mainly for town residents, to ensure more organization and less stress for landfill attendants.
As for why residents should want to participate in the cleanup, Phillips said it was a good way to show pride in the community.
“It boosts pride, we want to attract new families and businesses to Didsbury,” said Phillips on the benefits of cleaning up around the community. “We’re proud to show to the world that we have a clean community.”