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Ward 5 news: 2nd annual Ward 5 community clean up

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Ward 5 Councillor Ray Jones official website

The Ward 5 community clean-up held June 23, 2012 was even more successful than 2011!

clean-up day crew

Thank you to all the sponsors, participants, volunteers and residents that made this day a huge success. Check your calendars for next year's event, I promise it will be bigger and better than before.

At this year's clean-up we successfully eliminated tons of refuse from going into our landfill sites, we collected the following:

  • 3,750 kg/270 of scrap tires
  • 9,563 kg of metal
  • 10,500 kg of materials for shredding
  • 15,080 kg of electronics
  • 79,330 kg of general refuse

That's a total of 118,493 kg or 118.493 metric tons!


Councillor Jones Clean-up Day
One metric ton is equivalent to 1000 kilograms or about 2200 pounds, therefore we collected 261,232 pounds - an increase of 60% collected over last year.

Included in the community clean-up was our partner Calgary Parking Authority. They had dedicated two officers for a two week period prior to the clean-up plus, one officer on the day of the clean-up. A total of 218 tags were issued, 167 tows for various infractions, such as no plates, expired plates, 52 vehicles and/or trailers were issued a 72 hour notice to be removed and they found two stolen vehicles.

Thank you for your food bank donations. We collected $1,248.71 and approximately 485 pounds of food for our local food bank locations.

In preparation for the 2013 Ward 5 community clean-up, I need your feedback and suggestions. Feel free to forward your comments, suggestions and/or companies you would like to see participate in our event to my assistant, Lesley at

Again, thank you for your support in making this event a huge success!

This content represents the personal views and opinions of the Ward Councillor and should not be taken as a statement of policy of The City of Calgary. The inclusion of any external content does not imply endorsement by The City of Calgary.

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