Community cleanup programs help address the issue of garbage and abandoned harm reduction paraphernalia while providing a positive image to local community and businesses.
By taking on responsibilities, guests gain work experience, training opportunities, and a little pocket money. The work also boosts their self-esteem and brings a sense of belonging. Program participants are required to complete workshops on how to safely collect and dispose of the items.
Community cleanup programs include the Street Sweeper Social Club and Rig Dig in Surrey as well as I’s on the Street in New Westminster.