For the fourth consecutive year, the Trashformers are cleaning up litter throughout the Cape Breton Regional Municipality. The Trashformers (a partnership between ACAP Cape Breton and the CBRM Solid Waste Department) consist of four students employed to collect litter Monday to Friday for an eleven week term.
Last summer an impressive amount of litter was collected from various communities throughout the CBRM. The Trashformers have been at it for two weeks now and will be travelling to communities throughout the CBRM all summer. An additional team of four students will begin on June 30th for an eight week term to increase the amount of litter pick up during the busy summer festival season.
“Our team is off to a great start so far,” says Caitlin O’Brien, ACAP Project Coordinator. “They’re very enthusiastic and really appreciate the positive impacts on the local environment. As the weather improves we begin noticing more litter so this is a great time for them to get out and start cleaning.”
Since starting on the job two weeks ago, they picked up over 500 disposable coffee cups in two days, collected 15 bags of trash during the District 10 community clean up, and made their way through downown Sydney.
As the summer continues, check in with ACAP on twitter (@ACAPCB) to find out where the Trashformers are headed.
For more information about the Trashformers, you can phone ACAP at 567-1628 or visit ACAP on Facebook.
ACAP Cape Breton is a non-profit, charitable community organization. Located at 582 George Street in Sydney, ACAP Cape Breton has a community vision: “Local people are actively engaged; working and learning together to build a healthy and sustainable Island.”