When the snow melts, it's often shocking when you see how much garbage has accumulated.

But the mess also inspires many communities to organize annual spring cleaning events for their parks and recreation areas. Having the community work together not only creates a sense of pride and camaraderie among neighbours, but the earth itself also benefits from a clean and green environment!

Watch for news of a community clean-up in your neighbourhood – and be sure to volunteer. These events are often organized around Earth Day, which falls on April 22nd this year.  

MOLLY MAID shares the following safety tips for participating in your local clean up event:

  • To avoid stumbling upon any hazardous materials, visually scan the area you're cleaning before starting.
  • Make sure you wear gloves at all times and when handling garbage of any kind. This will help limit the bacteria and potential sharp objects that may otherwise have come in contact with your bare skin.
  • Wear bright coloured clothing if you're cleaning up near roads or in high traffic areas – so vehicles will be able to easily see you.
  • Carry a water bottle and take frequent breaks to hydrate yourself – double breaks, if it's warm outside
  • Wear sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat to protect yourself from the sun (you can still get a sunburn if it's cloudy because UV rays burn through the clouds).
  • Bring sanitizer to apply throughout the day and thoroughly wash your hands when you get home.

If you want your house to have a green clean, call MOLLY MAID. Every MOLLY MAID clean is done using cleaning products from our Green Housekeeping Program. Our green cleaning service is designed for the health and safety of our customers, their family and pets, our staff, and to protect the environment.