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McPhillips among city’s most littered streets, survey finds

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There’s been some trash talk about northwest Winnipeg recently.

McPhillips Street, Selkirk Avenue, and Burrows Avenue have been named among the most littered streets in Winnipeg in Take Pride Winnipeg’s annual Litter Index.

The index is rated from one to four, with a score of one representing no litter and a score of four representing extreme litter, according to Take Pride. The city was divided into 12 areas for the index, which was conducted between April 25 and May 3.

Pre-campaign results show the northwest area — which includes Oak Point Highway, McPhillips between the Perimeter Highway and Jefferson Avenue, and Selkirk and Burrows between King Edward Street to McPhillips — has an average score of 2.85. No other area of the city scored higher.

Meanwhile, the north/central area — including the Perimeter Highway and Burrows from Main Street to Arlington as the area’s most littered routes — has an average score of 2.23.

In response to index results, the Tim Hortons Team Up to Clean Up 2013 campaign is designed to encourage Winnipeggers to pick up litter in their respective neighbourhoods. Take Pride will provide free garbage bags to any community group, family, business or school looking to participate.

To register a cleanup, visit www.takepride.mb.ca.

Take Pride will release a post-campaign litter index in June.

— Staff

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