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1500 lbs of trash removed

More than 1,500 pounds of garbage was removed from the Postill Lake Road last Sunday.

And, with the May Long weekend approaching the area may not stay pristine for long.

Sunday's cleanup effort was organized by employees at Grouse River and supported by the Regional District, Glenmore Landfill and Urban Fare.

Garbage collected over a five hour period filled three pickup trucks.

Amber Coyle, communications manager with Grouse River, said her company hears a lot from their customers on how bad the area is.

"Postill Lake has been a huge topic of debate over the past probably five years or so in the media - just an absolute dump," said Coyle.

"They don't respect the environment, they don't respect anybody around them really and use it as a garbage dump. This is something that has been going on for a long time."

Coyle said the environment is important to them and important to their customers and, with the assistance of outside agencies plus friends and family, took matters into their own hands.

"(we found) Old targets hanging around, lots of shotgun shells, a couple of TVs, springs from old mattresses," said Coyle.

"Items you would find at the dump, people take them up there and literally dump them."

This is something they are contemplating doing again.

"May long weekend is notoriously bad. I know last year after the May Long weekend it was an absolute dump up there. Kids go up to party and there were cans and burned out vehicles and they absolutely destroy it."

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