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The SFS Report: Garbage on the green

Every morning the grounds are picked clean of litter. It seems unbelievable with so many easy to find garbage cans and recycling bins that garbage is finding its way onto green space.

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by Sheena Adams (Sustainability Coordinator)
Email: sheena.adams [at] ufv [dot] ca

This picture represents the daily garbage picked off campus lawns.

Every morning the grounds are picked clean of litter. It seems unbelievable with so many easy to find garbage cans and recycling bins that garbage is finding its way onto green space.

The parking lots are a high garbage area; perhaps people’s garbage just falls from their car into the lot without notice. Another high litter area is the space around common “smoking” areas; the ground is littered with butts. That leads to the gazebos, hot spots for: lots of butts, drinks and cigarette wrappers.

Those of you who are using the trash bins, thank you!  Those of you who take the extra time to ensure that recyclable beverages are making it into the Big Round Blue Bins, thank you!

Please help keep UFV green and clean by ensuring your garbage and cigarette butts are put in the garbage can, ash tray or recycling bin.

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