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New use for old garbage cans

Rubbermaid Roughneck garbage can. -
Rubbermaid Roughneck garbage can.
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Fleetwood Christian Reformed Church is looking for certain old garbage cans to put to a new use.

Ed Vander Ploeg is organizing the garbage can drive after 25 members of the church volunteered at Okanagan Gleaners for a week over the summer.

Located in Oliver, Okanagan Gleaners takes vegetables that would normally be wasted and turns them into soup mixes that are served to the hungry around the world.

“While we were there, we asked what they needed, and the one thing they said was garbage cans for the compostable waste,”  said Vander Ploeg. “The old ones are getting very worn out. And here we are from Surrey, where we are getting new garbage cans and people are wondering what to do with their old ones.”

The request is very specific: The production set up at Okanagan Gleaners is designed for the Rubbermaid Roughneck (77-litre) garbage cans.

If you would like to donate your Rubbermaid Roughneck garbage can, call 604-584-6244.

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