Jon Nigh was one of the volunteers for Earth Day in Hope on Saturday. (Submitted/Jessica McWilliams)

Jon Nigh was one of the volunteers for Earth Day in Hope on Saturday. (Submitted/Jessica McWilliams)

Hope Earth Day event collects 1,200 tires for recycling

Batteries, barbecues and eyeglasses among items dropped off

Earth Day in Hope was another success.

Volunteers spent their day at Memorial Park, greeting residents and helping them sort those items that can be difficult to recycle, such as batteries, barbecues and paint containers.

Earth Day started in 1970 and is now observed in 192 countries on April 22. In Hope, the clean up event is held on the closest Saturday, to encourage more people to come out. It’s organized by the Hope and District Chamber of Commerce, the District of Hope and Hope Communities in Bloom.

This year, they collected more than 300 household batteries, 50 cell phones, 40 pairs of glasses, two bins of scrap metal, 1 pallet of car batteries, one tote of spray paint cans and 14 totes of house paint.

Kal Tire also participates, and collects tires at their property as part of Earth Day. This year, they collected 1,200 tires.

Hope was the largest collector for the day in the province.

The next event that will help residents clean up their property is Trash to Treasure on June 11. This popular event is a chance for residents to set out unwanted but usable items for others to pick up from the curb.

More details on how to participate will be published in The Standard closer to the date.

READ MORE: Earth Day: A new relationship to wildlife is needed for nature and people


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(Submitted/Jessica McWilliams)

(Submitted/Jessica McWilliams)

(Submitted/Jessica McWilliams)

Victor Smith smiles while walking down Wallace Avenue during the Communities in Bloom Earth Day event on Saturday. (Submitted/Jessica McWilliams)

Victor Smith smiles while walking down Wallace Avenue during the Communities in Bloom Earth Day event on Saturday. (Submitted/Jessica McWilliams)