1-800 RID-OF-IT 'rids' the Humber River of junk

    Two tonnes of garbage grabbed during annual Clean Up

    TORONTO, Sept. 4 /CNW/ - 1-800 RID-OF-IT, one of Canada's leading
national rubbish removal companies, is proud to report that this year's Annual
Humber River Clean Up netted two tonnes of trash, a 100% increase over last
year's event.
    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.
    "We want to thank the media for promoting our event, our corporate
sponsors and 14 brave volunteers for showing up, working hard and helping us
make the Humber River cleaner," said Rick Crawford, president of 1-800
RID-OF-IT. "This is a great example of how citizens and companies can work
together on a specific project and make a big difference locally."
    1-800 RID-OF-IT is already planning a bigger and more ambitious event for
next year with a goal of ridding the Humber of four tonnes of garbage.
    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.

    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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