Let's keep North Bay Clean, Green and Beautiful, one project at a time!

By working together, people in our community are making a difference. You can check out the project map below, and even start your own Clean Green and Beautiful initiative!

Together, We Can Have a Huge Impact

Create a beautiful litter-free neighbourhood by getting together with friends, neighbours, and family members, and co-workers for a quick cleanup of litter around your school, business, organization, street, or neighbourhood.

It only takes 30 - 60 minutes and makes a big difference in keeping North Bay beautiful!

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Here's How You Get Involved!

1. Register and create a project

2. Write a description, and post a picture and pin it to our map

3. Invite others to join your project

4. Get your bags, review the safety notes below and start stewarding

5. Post more pictures as you go!


Free bags for stewards:

Once you are registered, get your FREE yellow "Clean Green Beautiful Pitch-in" garbage bags at participating locations. Just bring your phone or tablet and show your project to get your bags.

Fill each bag with up to 35 lbs of garbage. Then place your full yellow bags at curbside with your regular pickup.

Miller Waste will pick up these bags during the May, July and September clean-ups.  These bags aren’t included in your household bag limit!

Get your bags at:

  • North Bay Mattawa Conservation Authority, 15 Janey Ave, 9 am to 4 pm
  • Heritage Gardeners Office, 245 Oak St East, 9 am to 4 pm
  • Waterfront Rotary Rotondo, Waterfront, May 11, 9 to 11 am
  • North Bay & District Chamber of Commerce, 205 Main St. East, 9 am to 4 pm
  • The FARM, 154 Main West, 10 am to 5 pm
  • Ferris Home Hardware, Nipissing Plaza, 10 to 6 pm.

The Beginning of Something Clean Green and Beautiful!

It all starts with a City-Wide Clean-up Blitz, the week of May 7 to 11, 2019 (and 2 more times during the year, July and September.) in tandem with the Heritage Gardeners, City of North Bay, North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority and the North Bay & District Chamber of Commerce.

Over the coming months, the City, organizations, local businesses, groups and individuals will be completing several, clean, green and beautiful projects including; street and sidewalk sweeping, park and litter collection, boulevard and median cleaning, offensive-graffiti removal, public and private space beautification.

Be Safe!  Be Kind!  Have Fun!

Thank you for your dedication to North Bay as a Clean Green & Beautiful steward! Your well-being and enjoyment are important to us.

Be Safe!

  • Work with a partner – safer and more fun too!
  • Involve the kids, but be sure they’re safe and supervised.
  • Wear appropriate footwear, clothing, sunscreen, and eye protection (when necessary).
  • Wear gloves or some form of hand protection.  If you have them, use garbage pickers.
  • Always sweep, rake or shovel glass.
  • For Emergencies, call 911.
  • If you find sharps in the community, and are able to pick them up safely, please follow these instructions:
    • Do not walk while holding the sharp object
    • Bring a puncture-proof, hard-sided, leak-proof container with a lid, such as a pickle jar or bleach container, to the area where the object is. Do not recap, bend, break the needle or manipulate it by hand in any way
    • Place the object in the container. Use tongs if available. If tongs are not available pick up the needle/sharp from the blunt end and secure the lid
    • Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water
    • Label the container “hazardous waste” and bring to the Health Unit for proper disposal

Working near Streets, Roads & Curbs

  • Stay off the street or roadway when possible.
  • When working in or around a gutter, work from the sidewalk side – not from the street.
  • If cleaning up along a busy street near traffic, wear a bright reflective work vest or bright-colored clothing.
  • Cross streets at signals or crosswalks, not mid-block.
  • Feel free to pull weeds from the sidewalk cracks, boulevards and curbs.

Working near Waterways

  • Stick to the shoreline – don’t go into the water.  (If you find large items in creeks or streams, contact the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority at 705 474-5420 nbmca@nbmca.ca)
  • Watch your footing on slopes and shorelines.
  • Never allow children to work on steep slopes or near shorelines without adult supervision.
  • Always work with a partner near water – water is still cold so be careful! It’s ok to wear a lifejacket while working near water!  Great idea to have
  • Avoid touching unfamiliar plantings. Some plants are invasive and spread easily.  Some are toxic.  If you don’t know, don’t touch.  Bathe and wash clothes after potential contact.
  • Stick to the shoreline – don’t go into the water.  (If you find large items in creeks or streams, contact the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority at 705 474-5420 nbmca@nbmca.ca)
  • Watch your footing on slopes and shorelines.

Disposing of Debris Safely

  • Separate collected materials into recycling and garbage.
  • Dispose of recycling in your residential blue box.
  • Dispose of small amounts of trash in your yellow Pitch-in Bags.
  • Place your yellow Pitch-in Bag at curbside.  Miller Waste will pick up these bags during the May, July and September clean-ups.  (These bags aren’t included in your household bag limit)

Be Kind!

  • Always be courteous and respectful to your fellow stewards.
  • If you’re cleaning up on City property or right of ways, all volunteers are expected to conduct themselves in a safe, courteous, and legal manner.
  • Please don’t trespass on private property – ask for permission if you’d like to help out a neighbour!

Have Fun!

  • Make it a block party! Engage your neighbours, friends and local corner store or business.
  • Engage your co-workers! Plan an employee wellness clean-up day at work.
  • Count the number of bags you collect and report back to Clean, Green, Beautiful
  • The website is: cleangreenbeautiful.ca
  • Post your before and after photos of your clean-up! Use the hashtag #NBCleanGreenBeautiful on social media
  • Tell a story of the people and the place you’re cleaning up.
    • What inspired you to join in North Bay Clean Green Beautiful?
    • What would you do if you had $1000 to beautify North Bay?
    • What do you love most about our North Bay?

 

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