Barrie schools collect over 2,000 kgs of litter during Spring into Clean

(Barrie, ON) During the City of Barrie'sSpring into Clean events, which took place from April 22 to 24, elementary and secondary schools in the municipality collected a total of 2,130 kgs of litter from their school property and surrounding park areas.

Schools were provided with gloves and garbage bags to assist with the clean-up efforts, and there were 32 Barrie schools who participated this year.

Earlier today, the top six classes who collected the most litter were thanked with gift cards from Tim Hortons, the presenting sponsor for Spring into Clean.

Codrington Public School –Ms. Eisses' classPortage View Public School – Ms. Belanger's classW.C. Little Elementary School – Mrs. Phipps' classAllandale Heights Public School – Mrs. Gilchrist's classHolly Meadows Elementary School – Mrs. McDiarmid's classSt. Bernadette Catholic School – Ms. Stille's classThe City would like to thank all administrators, educators, school staff, and students who helped out with this school community clean-up project.

For more information about sponsorship opportunities in the City, visitbarrie.ca/sponsorship.

Spring into Clean is sponsored by Tim Hortons and garbage collection is donated by Waste Connections of Canada. The Spring Into Clean events coincide with Earth Week and are designed to clean up our community, while raising levels of environmental awareness and social responsibility.

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Media Contact
Melanie Rumley
Communications Advisor
The City of Barrie
(705) 739-4220 ext. 4578
melanie.rumley@barrie.ca