The City’s Solid Waste & Recycling Services and Clean, Green and Beautiful Committee are pleased to announce the launch of the Community Clean-Up Trailer. Today City staff and members of the Committee, along with staff of Lakehead Region Conservation Authority, Thunder Bay Art Gallery and Generator Strategy Advertising used the Trailer to rid an area along the Neebing Floodway of litter.

The new walk-in Trailer can be reserved by organizations or groups of residents wishing to clean up litter in an outdoor area in the City. It contains brooms, bags, rakes, trash-pickers and protective equipment. Once an application to schedule the Trailer has been processed, City staff will tow the Trailer to the requested location. Volunteers can place bags of collected litter inside the Trailer, and City staff will tow the Trailer to the Landfill site to dispose of the litter, eliminating the tipping charge for volunteers.

“The Clean, Green and Beautiful Committee was pleased to provide the funding for the Community Clean-Up Trailer through our Emerging Projects fund. The goal of the Trailer is to provide Thunder Bay with a free, accessible and transportable resource to help keep our city clean, green, and beautiful,” said Stephen Margarit, Chair of the Clean, Green and Beautiful Committee.

Lakehead University student Allison Farrish, in her second year of summer employment with the City, was instrumental in securing funding for the Trailer and coordinating the project. “It’s very exciting to see the Trailer in action today,” said Allison. “I hope it will help residents beautify our city in a way that is easy, safe and fun.”

For more information or to reserve the Community Clean-Up Trailer, visit

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Contact:       Wendy O’Connor, Communications Officer, 807-630-9739