1-800 RID-OF-IT 'Keeps It Clean' With Annual Humber River Cleanup

    Issues Challenge for West Toronto Companies to Do Their Part

    TORONTO, Aug. 20 /CNW/ - 1-800 RID-OF-IT, One of Canada's leading
national rubbish removal companies, today announced they will hold their
annual Humber River Clean Up event on September 3, 2008. 1-800 RID-OF-IT
President Rick Crawford is issuing a challenge for West Toronto companies to
join the cleanup and do their part to keep the Humber River beautiful.
Volunteers are also encouraged to join the cleanup and lend a hand.
    "Last year we pulled more than one metric tonne of garbage from the river
including four rusted shopping carts, garbage cans, bottles cans and a few ...
unidentified objects," said Rick Crawford, President of 1-800 RID-OF-IT. This
year we are working to grow the scale of the clean-up by challenging other
West Toronto businesses to step up to the plate and help keep this amazing
resource clean."
    Mink, beaver, blue heron, fox, deer and white egrets all live in or near
the Humber River. The waters and surrounding parkland is a hidden wildlife
sanctuary in the midst of our city.
    The annual Humber River Clean Up was created by 1-800 RID-OF-IT President
Rick Crawford, a Bloor West resident and keen kayaker. Last year, while
kayaking, Crawford saw the mass of accumulated rubbish in the water and
decided to take action.
    "As a local kayaker I can't believe the things that have ended up in the
Humber River. It's a beautiful part of the city, but it really needed someone
to step in and clean it up," added Crawford. "As a national rubbish removal
company we've got the trucks, staff and expertise to get this done."

    What:  1-800 RID-OF-IT Annual Humber River Clean Up

    When:  Wednesday, September 3, 2008

    Time:  8:30 am: Volunteers meet at rally point at parking lot, just south
           of gas station (North of Queensway - Off South Kingsway)

           9:30 am - 1:30pm: Clean up event

    About 1-800 RID-OF-IT

    1-800 RID-OF-IT is not just about rubbish removal, it's also about the
environment. The company has consistently taken a leadership role in promoting
recycling of materials that would otherwise end up in landfills. 1-800
RID-OF-IT will load up, take away and recycle or dispose of items deemed too
large or bulky for weekly trash service, including yard refuse, drywall,
appliances, furniture and garage junk. 1-800 RID-OF-IT can be reached at
1-800-743-6348 or online at www.ridofit.com.

For further information:

For further information: Patrick McCaully, Pointman Public Relations,
(416) 855-9427, pointmanpr@rogers.com

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