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Volunteers haul tons of garbage out of the bush in Peachland

Dozens of volunteers helped clean up tons of trash in the Peachland area, Saturday, April 6, 2019.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Regional Waste Reduction Office

PEACHLAND - A group of hard working volunteers got their hands dirty — really dirty — in Peachland this past weekend as they helped kickstart a month-long clean-up event.

Roughly 50 volunteers worked around Peachland on April 6 cleaning chronic garbage spots in the community, according to a Regional Waste Reduction Office. In total, they collected a staggering four tons of trash and 20 tons of metal.

The crews focused on "trouble spots" like the Princeton Avenue corridor, the Bedford Trails and the Spring Lake back roads. Volunteers found a hot tub, an old boat hull, tires and appliances during their work.

The garbage pick-up was part of the Community Clean up Month, which happens every April. During the event, the Regional District Waste Reduction Office encourages residents to plan their own clean-ups, big and small.

"This event showcases what great work people can do when they pool their collective resources and goodwill,” waste reduction facilitator Rae Stewart said.

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