Litter clean-up is a family affair for at least one family in Pugwash. Henry Burris, Shauna Lake, and the girls, Ruth and Patricia, make it a family event to help clean up Pugwash at the Great Garbage Challenge Annual Litter Pick-Up to be held this year on April 27. Submitted photo

Pugwash Communities in Bloom (CIB) invites you and your family to participate in the Great Garbage Challenge.

Litter pick up is an annual event in and around Pugwash. On April 27 (pending weather conditions), anyone interested can meet at 9 a.m. at the Chesnutt Café, 10163 Durham St. Wear boots, a hat, and bring a bucket, if possible. KGB, the municipality, and the Pugwash Village Commission provide water, garbage bags, t-shirts, gloves, grapplers, and hoops. Work one hour, two hours, three hours, whatever you like. There is lots to clean up!

A dumpster, provided by the municipality, will be on the Salt Mine Wharf from April 25 to 28 to receive yard waste and unwanted items.

CIB is hoping to greatly expand its clean-up area and members are asking citizens to adopt portions of their road, highway, street, or any other area. They’d like to have all the roads claimed and marked on the map. Pledges to pick up litter do not have to be done on any particular day. You and your family, friends, neighbors, children, and grandchildren can pledge to do 50 feet, half a kilometre, a kilometre, whatever works best for you to make our community a cleaner place to live.

Put yourself on the map by contacting Maureen Woodlock at 902-694-7366 or On Facebook, join the Pugwash Communities in Bloom’s Great Garbage Challenge event.