Clean Williston Week April 23-30
Clean Williston Week is part of the “I Williston Keep Williston Clean! Will You?” campaign started in 2011. The citywide cleanup will kick off the week on Saturday, April 23. “The spring cleanup makes us proud of our city, it reminds us not to litter, and it’s a great way to kick off the summer,” said Williston Mayor Howard Klug.
Saturday’s citywide cleanup will be headquartered at Davidson Park. Volunteer The Clean Williston committee members will begin handing out supplies and free t-shirts at 8:30 a.m. while the complimentary luncheon will be served from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., or until gone.
“We encourage everyone to take part in the cleanup; from large groups to individuals. Every piece of trash that’s picked up helps make a big difference,” said Ann Kvande, Clean Williston Coordinator. “Even if you aren’t able to assist in the larger cleanup we encourage you to pick up around your workplace, school or residence.”
The citywide cleanup is a public-private partnership involving staff from the City of Williston, Williston Parks and Recreation District, Williston Area Chamber of Commerce and private businesses. The Williston Public Works Department plays a key role in picking up trash bags and providing roll-offs at the park.
“Public Works is proud to share in the responsibility of maintaining a clean community,” said David Tuan, Director of Williston Public Works. “We will provide trash pickups, collection containers, and other support services during the citywide cleanup.”
This year the recycling community is ramping up its participation in the event. IHD Environmental, Pacific Steel and Recycling and North Dakota Recycling Services (NDRS) will provide roll-offs at Davidson Park for used tires, electronics, scrap metal, wood pallets, cardboard, newspaper and much more. In addition, NDRS and Chamley Pipe and Salvage are teaming up with Noble Casing to provide the free barbecue for cleanup volunteers.
“We are happy to be a part of this community and we want to show our appreciation by providing the barbecue,” said Derald (Slim) Sylte of NDRS.
“We feel like it’s a great way to say thank you,” said Brenda Wollan of Chamley Pipe and Salvage.