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Hope residents invited to take part in fourth year of Earth Day clean-up event

Clean-up event taking place on Saturday at Memorial Park
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)

With Earth Day just around the corner Hope residents are once again invited to help keep this corner of the world clean.

Hosted by Hope Communities in Bloom (HCiB), for a fourth year a community clean-up event is planned, this time on April 20. Starting at 9:30 a.m. and going till 2 p.m., locals interested in volunteering are asked to meet at Memorial Park to pick up trash and help keep the town clean and beautiful.

“This will be our fourth year doing this,” said Mayor Victor Smith. “I think we’re making a difference. People are concerned about doing this (recycling) right and this way we’re making an avenue (to do that).

Gloves, garbage bags, vests, and pick-up sticks will all be provided, free of charge.

In addition to the trash pick-up, residents are also being asked to bring and drop-off “special recyclable items.” Just like last year, people can come by the park and drop-off their: batteries, cellphones, commercial and automotive batteries, scrap metal, reading prescription glasses, pesticides, and household paint and spray paint.

Volunteers will be onsite to sort the items and help locals with their drop-offs, if needed.

Aside from the park event, Kal Tire is once again holding a tire and rim drop off for passenger light truck, wheelbarrow, and ATV tires. The rim and tires can be brought to the Hope Kal Tire between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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Kemone Moodley

About the Author: Kemone Moodley

I began working with the Hope Standard on August 2022.
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