Posters promote anti-litter message

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Colourful signs  that can be found along the roadways of eastern Shelburne County are helping to spread the message not to litter. 

Children’s artwork on a colourful anti-litter sign adorns the boardwalk at Crescent Beach in Lockeport. The sign is one of five designs created by students in eastern Shelburne County that are helping to spread the message not to litter. Kathy Johnson photo

By Kathy Johnson

Colourful signs  that can be found along the roadways of eastern Shelburne County are helping to spread the message not to litter.

“People love them,” said Val Kean, Waste Diversion Coordinator for eastern Shelburne County.

In total 36 signs, featuring the artwork of five winning posters designed by elementary students have been placed at various locations in Lockeport, the Municipality of Shelburne and the Town of Shelburne.

“We may put up more” said Kean, adding she has been getting requests from throughout the area from people who would like one posted in their neighbourhood.

The litter deterring initiative was sponsored by the Resource Refund Recovery Board, said Kean, and is just one community based initiative undertaken recently that is aimed at keeping eastern Shelburne County clean and green.

Kean said the Municipality of Shelburne will be offering their litter cleanup incentive program again this year.

Participants in the program are paid $100 per kilometre for picking up roadside litter.

For further on the program contact Kean at 875-5336.

 

 

 

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