2019 Green Sweep event happening on May 4

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As a community, we gave our town a B+ in Environment (2018 Vital Signs). We have an opportunity to ‘up the grade’ on May 4.

Calling all High River residents and volunteers!

Do you love High River and want to help us keep it beautiful and clean?

Do you want to leave a greener High River for the next generation?

Do you have old electronics cluttering up your home or office and you want to channel your inner Marie Kondo?

If you answer yes to one or all of these questions then the 15th annual Community Green Sweep and Electronic Recycling Round-Up is for you!
Join the Town of High River staff and Council on Saturday, May 4 from 9 a.m. to noon at Bob Snodgrass Recreation Complex. There’s no need to sign-up in advance. Just show up in the east parking lot of the Recreation Complex at 9 a.m. Breakfast will be ready for you to fuel-up so you can pitch-in with the community clean-up. Volunteers of all ages are welcome!

What to bring:

  • a pair of gloves
  • sensible shoes
  • weather appropriate clothing.

What you’ll do as a volunteer:

  • branch collection
  • raking leaves and other natural debris
  • collecting and disposing of littered garbage
  • other related activities.
After the clean-up, stay for a BBQ lunch (set to start at noon) and fun activities for the whole family.

Electronic Recycling Round-Up (courtesy of Alberta Recycling)

Drop off old, unwanted electronics for recycling at the Green Sweep event. There will be two bins available in the east parking lot of the Bob Snodgrass Recreation Complex.

Electronics that can be accepted:

  • Televisions
  • computer monitors
  • desktop computers
  • Servers
  • Laptops
  • notebooks
  • Tablets
  • Keyboards
  • Mice
  • computer speakers
  • cables desktop printers
  • Scanners
  • fax machines
  • photocopiers
  • multi-function printers

Also, between May 2 and 4, 2019, the Town is covering tipping fees at the Foothills Regional Landfill (FRL) for current High River residents. Proof of residency may be required. Tipping fees at FRL will also be waived for current High River residents wanting to dispose of household hazardous waste in quantities under 20 litres. Residents dropping off more than 20 litres will be charged the standard fees.

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