As part of the city-wide Cleaning the Capital effort, Action Sandy Hill and Molly and Claude Team Realtors will be leading a litter pick-up in Strathcona park on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ASH will lead a second pick-up day the following Saturday, May 4. On both days volunteers are to meet at the corner of Osgoode St. and Range Rd.. Garbage bags and plastic gloves will be provided. High school students can earn volunteer hours by participating.
Got E-waste cluttering up your house? Don’t throw it in the trash—recycle it!
From April 26-28, you can drop off your used electronics (computers, cell phones, TVs, monitors, cameras, small appliances, stereos, anything with a cord), used batteries and used metals at Lady Evelyn Alternative School, 63 Evelyn Ave. in Old Ottawa East. Collection hours: April 26 from 4 p.m.-7 p.m.; April 27 and 28 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. On April 27 bring the whole family for fun Earth Day activities!
Recycling help from Bettye Hyde
Bettye Hyde Co-op Early Learning Centre, 43 Blackburn Ave., will help you recycle all plastic marking pens and Bingo markers www.crayola.com/colorcycle/frequently-asked-questions.aspx as well as Brita filters www.terracycle.com/en-CA/brigades/brita-recycling-program Please drop them off any day Monday to Friday and we will save them from the landfill and ship them back to be recycled
June 8-9 is Give Away Weekend
Do you have gently used items you no longer need? Someone else may want them. Set them out at the curb on Give Away Weekend. Then take a tour yourself to find hidden treasures.
Examples of acceptable items:
Books, CDs and DVDs, furniture, small appliances and Kitchen gadgets/dishes. Construction materials including drywall and hardware such as nails and bolts.
Please consider safety. Used children’s items such as baby walkers, cribs, car seats, strollers, playpens, toys etc. should not be included.
Place items at the curb with “FREE” sign; keep personal items out of sight
At the end of the day, bring uncollected items back to your home
Ecology Ottawa has 12,000 trees that need to find their forever homes
For the past two years, Ecology Ottawa has been giving local native tree saplings to area residents. 2019 will be the largest giveaway yet. This year, in addition to nine different kinds of coniferous and deciduous trees, look for a variety of fruit- and nut-bearing trees and shrubs. Interested in getting a tree? See https://ecologyottawa.ca/2019/04/09/tree-give-away-events/ for a list of events where trees will be given out. (Such as June 15, Main Farmers’ Market.)
The urban tree canopy is under threat from pests, disease, development and climate change. One of the best ways to enhance the canopy is to replant a diversity of native tree seedlings. The group is targeting private property, where the large-scale planting efforts of the City and other actors aren’t as effective.