The second annual Trash to Treasure event takes place this Saturday.

Turning trash into treasure

The second annual Trash to Treasure event takes place throughout Hope on June 23

Kerrie-Ann Schoenit

Hope Standard

Treasure hunter’s will have plenty to rummage through this Saturday with the return of Trash to Treasure.

The annual community event is scheduled to run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. throughout Hope. Residents are encouraged to place any gently-used unwanted household items in front of their property with a sign clearly identifying them as  “Trash to Treasure,” “T2T” or “Free.”

The goal of the event is to keep items out of the landfill by giving people an opportunity to reuse them.

“It’s a win-win situation for all involved,” said Crystal Medlock, with Communities in Bloom, one of the event sponsors.  “The motto of the day is ‘one man’s garbage is another man’s treasure.’ It’s a day associated with good karma. I like to think that the more ‘treasure’ you put on your curb, the more great stuff you’ll find in your travels.”

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.

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