Multi-Material Stewardship Manitoba Inc. (MMSM) in partnership with the Canadian Beverage Container Recycling Association (CBCRA) and its Recycle Everywhere program are proud to congratulate Cranberry Portage as the winner of the 2017 Northern and First Nations Community Clean-up.

The Northern Community Clean-up is now in its seventh year. This initiative was developed to increase recycling awareness and combat litter after a long winter in Northern Manitoba and on Manitoba’s First Nations communities. Each community was provided with supplies including a recycling bin, participant t-shirts, gloves, bags to collect waste and recycling, and a scale to weigh the material. Local volunteers were recruited and helped pick up garbage and recycling on the streets of their neighbourhood.

As the winner, Cranberry Portage will be receiving recycling bins for single-family dwelling households in the community. A celebratory barbeque was held on September 21, with over 200 community members, Community Council, clean-up volunteers and students in attendance. They were joined by representatives from MMSM and CBCRA to celebrate the accomplishment.

“We are thrilled to be the winner of this year’s Clean-up,” said Debbie McLauchlan, executive director of Child/Family Resource Center Inc. in Cranberry Portage, a member of the Town Council, and one of the organizers of the community’s clean-up. “This program has brought our community together to make our streets cleaner and greener, and will greatly help us increase recycling and reduce waste for years to come. We are proud of our accomplishment and thank CBCRA and MMSM for providing this great program.”

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