Residents and volunteers came together to help clean up Hope in honour of Earth Day.
The clean up event was held Saturday, April 24 and was a chance for residents to drop off old tires, batteries, paint cans and other hard to recycle items. Twenty-five volunteers also pitched in and cleaned up Memorial Park and the surrounding area.
This was a collaboration of Hope Communities in Bloom and Hope Chamber of Commerce.
KalTire received more than 500 tires, with 80 per cent on rims. At Memorial Park, volunteers collected 12 totes of house paint, four drums of spray paint, seven 20-litre pails of household batteries, 30 cell phones, 80 pairs of glasses, 1 1⁄2 – 30yds bins of scrap, and even one car for recycling.
This was the first such event and the organizers say they weren’t expecting it to be such an immediate success.
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