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Mixed results in litter study

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Northeast Winnipeg was fairly average in the Take Pride Winnipeg! litter index, released on May 8.

From April 25 to May 3, the organization rated city streets in from one to four, with one meaning no litter and four meaning extremely littered. The city average over the 12 sections of Winnipeg was 2.23.

Northeast Winnipeg streets scored an average of 2.2, with the worst sections being Chief Peguis Trail from Main Street to Henderson Highway, Lagimodiere Boulevard, and Panet Road.

Transcona was the city’s second-most-littered region with a score of 2.7. The worst sections were Lagimodiere Boulevard and Pandora Avenue.

The city’s top-scoring region was Downtown at 1.84, though it had littered sections of Higgins Avenue, McDermot Avenue, and Bannatyne Avenue.

Northwest Winnipeg had far and away the worst score at 2.85, with its worst sections being the Oak Point Highway, Perimeter Highway, McPhillips Street from the Perimeter to Jefferson Avenue, Selkirk Avenue from McPhillips to King Edward Street, and Burrows Avenue from McPhillips to King Edward.

Citizens can work to improve their area’s score by signing up for the Tim Hortons Team Up to Clean Up campaign at http://www.takepride.mb.ca/index.php?pid=55

"Because of spring’s late arrival, volunteer cleanup crews haven’t been out in full force yet," said Take Pride Winnipeg! executive director Tom Ethans in a release. "There are a lot of littered streets, and we need all Winnipeggers to do their part in cleaning them up."

The organization said 20,000 people have already registered, and expects twice that many to be a part of the campaign.

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