03/21/2014 09:33 EDT | Updated 05/21/2014 05:59 EDT

As the snow goes, a winter's worth of trash is revealed

Everyone is elated spring is here after a long, cold winter.

But as CBC's Stephanie Matteis finds, the melting snow has laid bare streets littered with cigarette butts, dog droppings and other trash. What's worse is that a city-wide cleanup day remains a month away.

Click on the image above to watch Matteis's story.