Ice River employees clean up litter in Greenwood Park

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Spring has arrived and along with it the need for a deep clean.

Employees from Ice River Sustainable Solutions gathered at Greenwood Park last Thursday (April 28) to help collect litter in the park as part of their annual community clean up initiative.

“We have the Ice River team out to do a cleanup of Greenwood Park, it’s our Earth Day event which got cancelled last week due to weather,” said Crystal Howe, director of sustainability for Ice River Sustainable Solutions. “We’re out in the sunshine and really excited to help clean up an area in the town.”

The community cleanup has been an annual tradition for Ice River Sustainable Solutions since its inaugural event in 2016. Around 20 employees from Ice River Springs took part in the cleanup efforts.

“We love Shelburne. We’ve been here now for 12 years and we want to show that we care about our community. A lot of the people here live in Shelburne so it’s import to us, but also as a recycler we want to make sure that we’re using this material not necessarily as waste but as a good raw material for what we could become in the future,” said Howe. “It’s important to do your part and being part of a healthy community means coming out and picking up garbage sometimes, and we’re willing to do it.”

According to the Town of Shelburne, public works staff would later collect the bags of litter from the cleanup and dispose of them.

Howe said any “good” recycling items found during the cleanup would be taken by them and recycled through their recycling plant at Blue Mountain Plastics (BMP).

Paula Brown, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Shelburne Free Press

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