Alnwick/Haldimand and Brighton take home trophies for Mayors’ ‘Keep the County Clean’ Challenge

Council members with awards

Cobourg, ON – June 17, 2019— Winners were announced today for the 2019 Mayors’ ‘Keep the County Clean’ Challenge, a week-long litter clean-up event. The Township of Alnwick/Haldimand retained its title of ‘Highest Proportional Representation of Volunteers’ for the ninth year in a row, with 7.3 per cent of the population participating in this year’s challenge. The Municipality of Brighton took home the title of ‘Hardest Working Volunteers’ with a remarkable average of 30.5 kg of waste collected per volunteer, dethroning 2018 winner Hamilton Township. 

“It is important that we work together as a community to ensure our roadsides, parks, waterways and neighbourhoods are clean and litter-free,” states Warden John Logel. “I want to congratulate the residents of the Township of Alnwick/Haldimand and the Municipality of Brighton for their winning efforts, and extend our sincere thanks to all of the volunteers who donated their time and worked hard to help keep our county clean.”

This year’s competition saw the highest registration since the challenge began 11 years ago. From April 21 to 27, over 2,989 Northumberland County residents collected over 19,450 kilograms of waste during this friendly county-wide competition. The challenge concluded on April 27 with the free annual barbecue and open house held at the Material Recovery Facility in Grafton. Over the past 11 years, more than 23,280 volunteers have participated in the Mayors’ ‘Keep the County Clean’ Challenge—an extraordinary demonstration of community spirit that continues to support a healthy environment.

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(Left to Right): John Logel (County Warden and Mayor of the Township of Alnwick/Haldimand); Dan Orr (County Education & Communications Coordinator); Brian Ostrander (County Councillor and Mayor of the Municipality of Brighton).