People in Terrace were busy collecting and hauling garbage from around the city and illegal dumping sites during a sunny 2021 Earth Day Garbathon on April 25.
Hosted by SkeenaWild Conservation Trust, this year’s garbathon was different than usual to ensure safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Geier Waste provided a dumpster and ABC Recycling supplied the event with a metal disposal container. Both were located at the George Little Park parking lot, where people dropped off garbage between noon and 4 p.m.
Volunteers working at the dumpsters estimated that there were around 100 people participating — fewer than usual but still a good turn out given the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Participants could enter to win prizes donated by SkeenaWild, Greater Terrace Beautification Society, Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine, Terrace Refillery, Uplands Nursery, Spotted Horse Nursery, Baker Extraordinaire, Canadian Tire and the City of Terrace.