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The results are in, and it looks like Winnipeg is dirtier than it was last spring.
Take Pride Winnipeg! has released its litter index ahead of its annual cleanup kickoff Tuesday. Northwest Winnipeg has been rated the most littered area, taking the top spot from Transcona.
Tom Ethans, Take Pride Winnipeg! executive director, said it shows Winnipeggers need to take more initiative when it comes to cleaning up garbage.
"When we started doing this when the weather was warmer in March, that’s absolutely the worst time to see the amount of litter on the streets of Winnipeg," Ethans said." It really shows how we need to get everybody out there to clean up our city in the springtime."
The index rates different parts of Winnipeg on a scale from one to four — one meaning there is no litter, and four representing extremely littered. The city as a whole scored 2.32, compared with 2.19 last year.
Ethans said the higher number is a result of a number of factors.
"It’s a combination of people still continuing to litter and not thinking about the consequences. Some people said that when they see garbage trucks zipping down the street, sometimes there’s garbage flying out of the back of the truck. It’s been a windier year. We’ve found that when the wind blows, especially from the north, that there’s just a lot more litter out there."
Take Pride Winnipeg!’s Team-Up to Clean-up campaign kicks off Tuesday at 11:20 a.m. at MTS Centre.
Check out the list below to see how your neighbourhood ranks on the litter index.
Area 1: Northwest Average Score: 2.85
Worst Streets: Keewatin Street between Notre Dame Street and Logan Avenue, Oak Point Highway to Perimeter, Perimeter from Oak Point to McPhillips, Kinver Avenue between Keewatin Street and Garden Grove Drive, Selkirk Avenue between Keewatin Street and Sheppard Street, Burrows from Keewatin to McPhillips.
Area 2: North/Central Average Score: 2.54
Worst Streets: Redwood Avenue between Arlington Street and Main Street, Burrows Avenue between Main and Arlington, Dufferin Avenue between Salter Street and Main Street, Mountain between Arlington and Salter.
Area 3: Northeast Average Score: 1.96
Worst Streets: Chief Peguis Trail west of Henderson Highway, Raleigh Street/Gateway Road.
Area 4: Transcona Average Score: 2.50
Worst Streets: Lagimodiere Boulevard, Pandora from Ravenhurst to Hoka.
Area 5: West Average Score: 2.45
Worst Streets: Century from Portage to Dublin, Cavalier, Perimeter from Portage north.
Area 6: West End Average Score: 2.44
Worst Streets: Sherbrook Street from Portage Avenue to Cumberland Avenue, Cumberland Avenue from Sherbrook Street to Colony Street, Omand’s Creek, Maryland Street from Ellice Avenue to Portage Avenue.Clean
Area 7: Downtown Average Score: 1.64
Worst Streets: Colony Street from St. Mary Avenue to Broadway, Bannatyne Avenue from Sherbrook Street to Princess Street, William Avenue from Sherbrook Street to Princess.
Area 8: St. Boniface Average Score: 2.37
Worst Streets: Bishop Grandin Boulevard from Lakewood Boulevard to St. Anne’s Road, St. Anne’s Road from Bishop Grandin Boulevard to Fermor Avenue, Fermor Avenue from St. Mary’s Road to Westmount.
Area 9: St. Vital/South Osborne Average Score: 2.17
Worst Streets: Perimeter between St. Anne’s Road and St. Mary’s Road, St. Anne’s from Perimeter to Bishop Grandin, Dakota from Bishop Grandin to Southglen.
Area 10: Southwest Average Score: 2.13
Worst Streets: Shaftesbury from Grant to Wilkes, Perimeter from Wilkes to Roblin, Taylor from Stafford to Kenaston.
Area 11: Fort Rouge/ Fort Garry Average Score: 2.39
Worst Streets: Confusion Corner, Stradbrook Street/River Avenue from Main Street to Donald Street.
Area 12: South Average Score: 2.4
Worst Streets: Kenaston Boulevard from Perimeter to Bishop Grandin Boulevard, Bison Drive from Waverley Street to Pembina Highway, McGillivray Boulevard from Pembina Highway to Waverley Street.