BAC 2 BAC con­tin­ues to ben­e­fit Drumheller com­mu­nity

The Drumheller Mail - - REAL ESTATE - Mailphoto by Pa­trick Ko­lafa Pa­trick Ko­lafa The Drumheller Mail

The fa­mil­iar blue boxes for re­cy­cling bev­er­age con­tain­ers have been in the com­mu­nity for five years and con­tinue to con­trib­ute much needed rev­enue for The Sal­va­tion Army, DARTS, The Mor­gan Jayne

Af­ter five years, BAC 2 BAC con­tin­ues to be a way to im­prove the com­mu­nity, all by sim­ply re­cy­cling your bot­tles and cans.

BAC 2 BAC was born as a way to make re­cy­cling more con­ve­nient and to also give back to the com­mu­nity.

Flash for­ward five years and the pro­gram con­tin­ues to ben­e­fit the com­mu­nity in a num­ber of ways. At that time, there was no bev­er­age con­tainer-re­cy­cling pro­gram.

The founders were able to raise funds and se­cure grants to in­stall the fa­mil­iar blue boxes through­out town.

The con­ve­nience of hav- ing re­cy­cling boxes sit­u­ated through­out town helps to keep the streets and park ar­eas for the com­mu­nity lit­ter free and pro­motes re­cy­cling.

DARTS in Drumheller also ben­e­fits through its work pro­gram. Its clients do some of the labour for the pro­gram

“It keeps our em­ploy­ment con­tracts go­ing, keep­ing peo­ple em­ployed and ben­e­fits charity,” Karyn Trory, se­nior manger of fi­nance at DARTS.

At the out­set of the pro­gram, it iden­ti­fied that the rev­enue gen­er­ated from the de­posits on the re­turned bot­tles would sup­port lo­cal char­i­ties. Since its in­cep­tion, it has do­nated funds to The Sal­va­tion Army, the Mor­gan Jayne Project, the Drumheller and Dis­trict Hu­mane So­ci­ety and DARTS.

It keeps our em­ploy­ment con­tracts go­ing, keep­ing peo­ple em­ployed and ben­e­fits charity.”

Project and the Drumheller and So­ci­ety. Dis­trict Hu­mane

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