EMC News – Some city councillors feel local taxpayers are being cleaned out to cover the cost of cleaning up.
According to a news item posted on River ward Coun. Maria McRae’s official website, the City of Ottawa is calling on all residents and visitors to pitch in to prevent litter from accumulating in local parks, neighbourhoods and scenic locations by putting their trash where it belongs – in a waste or recycling container. According to the report, the city invests $7.9 million and more than 113,000 hours every year cleaning litter off roadsides and parks.
“I think most people in general would agree that Ottawa is a litter-free and graffiti-free city, but that did not happen by accident,” Coun. McRae said. “That has been accomplished through the hard work and continual effort put forth by the volunteers who take part in our annual Spring Clean and Fall Clean the Capital events. Close to $8 million is a lot of money and the hours put into cleaning up litter throughout the city on an annual basis are astronomical. We need to continue working with the community on these clean up campaigns.” Read the full story here