As the snow melts and we usher in spring, we’re also ushering in spring cleaning; so why not get paid for it?

Applications for the City of Yellowknife’s annual Spring Clean-Up service contract close Wednesday at 4:30 p.m., and could earn you $500 for helping out in the community.

Public land throughout the city of Yellowknife is split into 60 areas that need a little pick-me-up, and each contract will award $500 an area for community organizations to clean.

Eligible applicants must represent a Yellowknife-based non-profit organization or school according to the city, and at least 10 participants are required to carry out the service contract per area.

Groups can be awarded multiple contracts. Cleanup must be done by May 12 for inspection.

For more information or to apply, visit the city’s website.