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Participation in Thunder Bay neighbourhood clean-ups soars

But litter and illegal dumping are still a problem in the city

More businesses, community groups and schools in Thunder Bay, Ont., have registered to hold Spring Up to Clean Up events this year than they did all last season, according to EcoSuperior — and the campaign is only half finished.

The 22nd annual neighbourhood trash collection effort kicked off May 1 and runs until June 9;  more than 200 groups have so far signed on, said Shannon Costigan, EcoSuperior’s project supervisor.

“It makes me feel great that so many people want to contribute to making a beautiful Thunder Bay,” Costigan said.

One group taking part in Spring Up to Clean Up is the Carpenters Union Local 1669, whose building is located in Innova Park, where discarded sofas, box springs and bags of garbage litter the less-inhabited areas.

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