Photos: KBB Teams Pick Up 4.5 Tons Of Litter

May 22, 2015

Volunteers joined in Keep Bermuda Beautiful’s [KBB] National Cleanup over the weekend of May 16, with 28 teams picking up 4.5 tons of litter and debris from neighbourhoods and public parks across the island.

“We are pleased to have the Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] support this year’s event and form ‘tourism teams’ at two of our Island’s most popular beaches,” said KBB Executive Director Anne Hyde.

“Through the BTA network, two dozen Certified Tourism Ambassadors as well as senior BTA staff including CEO Bill Hanbury, COO Karla Lacey and Director of Publicity Glenn Jones volunteered their time to get Clearwater Beach and Warwick Long Bay looking their best before the start of summer.”

A spokesperson said, “Cleanup efforts still to come later in May are the Bermuda Junior Golf’s fundraising Trash-a-thon and 400+ students who are enrolled in the Bermuda Youth & Sport Afterschool Programme, so KBB says that they expect the final results of its annual island-wide event to improve by month’s end.

“One of the successes to come out of this year’s event started as a complaint to Government about a neglected area. KBB successfully turned around the situation, empowering the residents to form a team and solve the neighbourhood problem where water access had become blocked due to a massive pile of hurricane debris, tree branches and trash.”


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My Lord’s Bay Road resident, Ishta Paynter said, “I really appreciate the information and assistance that I received from KBB. We are very happy and very grateful.”

“A wide variety of groups participated in the event including corporate organizations, sports and civic groups, students, families and neighbours.

“This year we had teams from BTA, KPMG, Chubb Atlantic, the Bermuda Chapter of Internal Auditors, Cedarbridge Honour Society, Dellwood Middle School, St. Davids Primary, West Pembroke Primary, Somersfield Academy, PLP District #27, Oracle Team USA, Hamilton Parish Youth Soccer, Bermuda Police Eastern CAT Team and many neighbourhood groups.

“His Excellency the Governor Mr George Fergusson and Mrs Fergusson joined the cleanup efforts at Admiralty Park.

“Special thanks to a handful of civil servants from the Ministry of Public Works who cleaned up the illegal dumping on Vesey Street who left their desk jobs to volunteer on their weekend. In addition, the Waste Management Section funded W&E trash removal in support of KBB’s cleanup on Saturday.

“However, the Department of Parks deserves a special shout out – their trash removal crews generously volunteered their time at no pay over the weekend to help clean up our beloved Bermuda.

“It was an amazing show of support from island residents who joined KBB’s National Cleanup and helped us to get ready for summer and our tourist season.

“Many volunteers indicated that they had fun volunteering, being part of a team, helping to do something good for the community and learning more about caring for our environment.”

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  1. Micro says:

    Hope warning citations are being sent to the neighbouring property owners in My Lord’s Bay.

  2. Voter (original) says:

    Surely everyone who showed was volunteering with no expectation of overtime from their employers?

    • somuchless says:

      Tell that to bill Hanbury who makes over 1000.00 a day plus a bonus.

    • Huh? says:

      Jeez!
      What is wrong with you guys.
      Get behind a good thing done!

  3. Huh? says:

    Nice work.
    Quit b__chin’ Micro.

  4. Keepin' it Real!...4Real! says:

    you see…that’s the difference between people that do for the love of their country, rather than those who want the country to do for them…i don’t see any racism here…black white red or yella…maybe you who depends on the country, and are more than likely the ones chucking yah s#!t in the bushes should try this sometime…thats why you ain’t going nowhere, but down the drain…

  5. Huh? says:

    Hey look!
    KBB did something really good for Bermuda!

    • Huh? says:

      Hurray!

    • Triangle Drifter says:

      As the KBB often does. The people get out & clean up the mess created by others for nothing more than satisfaction of seeing a disgusting area cleaned up.

      What have you done lately?

  6. Scotty says:

    Absolutely amazing Bermuda residents. What a great representation of all groups within the community. Many thanks to Anne Hyde, you do a great job with the resources available. So great to see the children involved, surely this is a teaching moment for them. My Lords Bay was unbelievable after the clean up. Bulkhead Drive needs a weekly clean up. Why are residents allowed to abandon cars on the Ralway Trail and not be held responsible Tourists are on that part of the trail ever day.

    Once again, great job participants!

  7. Greenrock says:

    Thank you to everyone who volunteered and took time out to show how much you care for our island. This represents Bermuda at our best – coming together to collectively reveal the natural beauty of our environment.

    Special mention to Anne Hyde for consistently, tirelessly and compassionately inviting our community to come together and care for our beautiful island. It is people like Anne who make such a difference in Bermuda – keep up your good work you unsung hero.

    May you continue to receive community support to care for our home.

  8. Zevon says:

    I think we owe a vote of thanks to these people. Great job, thank you.

  9. Real Deal says:

    Great job… They never collected the trash they gathered near my hood, just left it …..no replys….?

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