Litter dump believed to be deliberate

Garbage littering the road into Pictou Landing First Nation is believed to have been deliberately dumped there. A press release from the Pictou County District RCMP says that on the evening of Friday, March 26 residents of Pictou Landing First Nation noticed the roadway littered with garbage upon entry into the community. Police say they...

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Litter pickup event running next week

Next week is a perfect chance to pick up litter in the Town of Pictou. Madeline MacPhail, summer intern with the town, is helping organize the event which runs Monday through Friday, Aug. 17-22. The Great Nova Scotia Pick-Me-Up, which is Nova Scotia’s largest volunteer-driven community clean-up program,  has been comically renamed by MacPhail as...

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RCMP, PC Solid Waste partner for litter checkpoints

As part of Environment Week activities, Pictou County Solid Waste, in partnership with the Pictou County RCMP, held litter checkpoints this morning along the Abercrombie Road as well as the Westville Road. The purpose of these checkpoints were to thank motorists for not littering and to give them a litter bag for their vehicle to...

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Litter checkpoints this week

Pictou County Solid Waste, in conjunction with the Pictou County District RCMP, will be conducting litter checkpoints at various locations throughout Pictou County. The general public can expect to see members of the RCMP and the Pictou County Solid Waste Team conducting “Litter Checkpoints” during Environment Week on June 7.   The goal is to educate the public on...

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Trashy treasure hunt

It doesn’t seem to matter where you go, it’s difficult to find a stretch of road that isn’t spotted with a few fast food or coffee cups, cigarette packages or break-open tickets. Lately, there has been a lot less litter on the side of some roads, thanks to Trenton resident Al McGrath, who has taken...

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