KBB’s ‘Clean Up For The Cup’ This Weekend

May 11, 2017

Saying “let’s welcome the world and show off our Island paradise,” Keep Bermuda Beautiful is hosting “Clean Up for the Cup” this weekend, and as part of the initiative, has mailed a trash bag to every residential street address in Bermuda for people to use.

“Simply fill up the special bag with litter from a street, a nearby park or a needy spot. When it is full, tie it shut and put it at the street for collection. The bags were mailed to everyone, everywhere so that it will be easy for each of us to take individual action to make Bermuda look her best.” KBB said.

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“All eyes will be on Bermuda,” KBB said. “Join in the Clean Up for the Cup. You can do this at any time during the weekend of May 13 and 14. Busy on Mother’s Day? Then do it on Saturday May 13. Working on Saturday? Then do it after you enjoy brunch with mom on Sunday May 14. Clean up on your own or with a friend or family member.

“There will be teams in more than 20 locations over the next few days. Two dozen employees from XL Catlin will clean up Corkscrew Hill as one of their charity projects during the company’s Global Day of Giving on Friday, May 12. The XL Catlin team, organized by Nedia Williams, are helping to kick off KBB’s Clean Up for the Cup campaign.

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“Governor John Rankin along with Government House staff will head out to Spanish Point Park to clean up any existing litter and assist the Parks Department’s efforts to make the area ready for public use as one of the prime viewing spots during America’s Cup racing.

“On Saturday morning, both the Pembroke Rotary Club and St. George Rotary Club members will tackle Ducking Stool on North Shore in Pembroke and Barry Road in St. George’s, respectively.

“If you live in Hamilton Parish and want to join the Island-wide effort, come out at 9 am on Saturday May 13 to either Shelly Bay or Duck’s Puddle and pick up supplies to use. There may also be a team to join at Bay Corner in Bailey’s Bay.

“If you live in the West and want to join a team, come to Boaz Island at 10 am on Saturday to help clean up the shoreline. Look for the KBB sign near the Boaz Island gas station, or call KBB on 799-5142 for details.

“Also on Saturday morning there will be OBA teams in Devonshire starting from the Barkers Hill at Vesey Street, on Devon Springs Road and on Watlington Road East. Butterfield & Vallis employees will be busy cleaning up Astwood Park in Warwick.

“There has been a lot of preparation work by hundreds of volunteers to fold the bags and get the KBB cards out into the mail. There will also be a lot of effort put into waste collection and picking up all the collected debris by hired trucks so make sure you place your filled bags in easily spotted locations by the side of the road. If you are cleaning up along the Railway Trail, bring the bag out to the intersection with a main road.

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KBB Executive Director, Anne Hyde, said, “Use your bag that came in the mail. If you did not receive one, use any trash bag you have, and if you can put glass bottles and metal cans into blue recycling bags too, that would be great. Take a little time this weekend to do this one small action. Fill one bag with litter.

“If thousands of people do this, our Island will really be looking her best for America’s Cup and all the other great events that are headed our way. If you are too busy this weekend, this is a call to action that you can take next week or beyond. Do your part. Let’s welcome the world and show off our Island paradise.”

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