Big Bin Event gathers unwanted trash and other treasures

Sep 15, 2020Cloverdale Chronicle, News0 comments

Saturday, Sept. 12/20 had a great turnout for collected unwanted items from our Cloverdale residences and yards. 

This year we had only one 30 cubic yard bin but still collected 2950 kg of waste =  73.75 kg/household with 40 persons dropping off items.  And some claims of new treasures recycled from the bin.

Considering Covid concerns and short notice, we still did reasonably well compared to previous years when we combined the Big Bin event with the spring clean up.

  • 2019 – two 30 cubic yard bins – 4250 kg = 94.4 kg/household (45 participants)
  • 2018 – two 30 cubic yard bins and one electronics bin – 3634 kg (51 participants).  This included 704 kg of electronics.

Big thank you to Reg Kontz for arranging for the bin rental and pickup as well as the coordination with the City and the grant that was applied for in the Spring.

Other volunteers made smooth collection, bin packing, sorting etc.  Thank you so much for all your assistance:  Dan Healy, John Brosseau, Margaret McVea, Lindsay Ceminchuk, Ben Bennett, Stacy Bilou, Michelle Roy, Val Blanch, Germaine Tailleur, Marilyn Mucha and Kevin Satchwill.

Aside from the positivity surround the disposal of unwanted large items, we gathered and swapped an assortment of lightly used toys and collected a good quantity of books for our “take a book/leave a book” outdoor library.  In fact, we will have these items available at the Centennial event this Friday, Saturday September 18, 2020 outside the hall.

Also some perennial plants were dropped for anyone wanting to add to their gardens this fall in anticipation of another growing season next year. 

Reg happy with a full bin

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