(Pattie Desjardins/ Hope Standard)

(Pattie Desjardins/ Hope Standard)

Hope residents and volunteers pitched in for day of cleaning

Many hands made for light work as residents brought in recyclables for first community-wide cleanup

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.

READ MORE: B.C.-made music video launched in time for Earth Day 2021


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Volunteers John Mason and Jon Nigh help a resident sort her paint cans at the Hope Earth Day Cleanup on April 24, 2021. (Pattie Desjardins/ Hope Standard)

Volunteers John Mason and Jon Nigh help a resident sort her paint cans at the Hope Earth Day Cleanup on April 24, 2021. (Pattie Desjardins/ Hope Standard)

Local Realtor, John Jones, was a sponsor of the event and helped out with sorting and organizing paint cans as they arrived. (Pattie Desjardins/ Hope Standard)

Local Realtor, John Jones, was a sponsor of the event and helped out with sorting and organizing paint cans as they arrived. (Pattie Desjardins/ Hope Standard)

Brian McKinney from AdvantageHOPE handed out “Proud to Live In Hope, B.C.” coffee mugs filled with Blue Moose coffee to volunteers and residents who dropped off items for recycling. (Pattie Desjardins/ Hope Standard)

Brian McKinney from AdvantageHOPE handed out “Proud to Live In Hope, B.C.” coffee mugs filled with Blue Moose coffee to volunteers and residents who dropped off items for recycling. (Pattie Desjardins/ Hope Standard)

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