Hunting for treasure in Hope

The third annual Trash to Treasure event returns June 22, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The third annual Trash to Treasure event returns on June 22.

It’s time to clean out your closets and get rid of unwanted household items.

The third annual Trash to Treasure event organized by Hope Communities in Bloom returns June 22, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Residents are encouraged to place items in front of their property with a sign clearly identifying them as “Trash to Treasure,” or “T2T.”

“We all have extra things,” said HCIB chair Victor Smith.

“It’s a good way to get rid of items and help others make use of it.”

The goal is to keep items out of the landfill by giving people an opportunity to recycle them. Smith said the event attracts treasure hunters from around the Fraser Valley.

Since this is not a district-run program, homeowners are asked to remove all remaining items by 4 p.m. as they will not be picked up by the District of Hope or First Class Waste Services.

“As the event’s name suggests, one man’s trash can clearly be another man’s treasure,” said Mayor Susan Johnston.

“So let us take this opportunity to clean up and toss out those items that still have value and can be used and appreciated by someone else.”