BY BILL PHILLIPS
You can fill the coffers of the Canadian Cancer Society and the Relay for Life simply by emptying your empties.
The Prince George Recycling and Return-It Centre announced this week that it will be donating proceeds from all six of its donation bins. The PG Recycling and Return It Centre has six bins located around the city where residents can beat the line-up at the bottle depot and simply drop off their cans and bottles. The refund money is then collected and given to charity.
“We should be able to raise $3,000, but our goal is $5,000,” said Austin Kim of the Recycling and Return-it Centre.
There are two bins located at the recycling centre on Peterson Road, one at CN Centre, one in the Fifth and Ahbau Plaza, one at the SPCA, and one at Canadian Tire.
The centre started collecting for the Cancer Society April 1 and everything collected between now and the Relay for Life, June 9-10. There will also be bins to drop of your bottles and cans at the actual walk, which will be held at Exhibition Park this year.
“It’s huge,” said Helen Owen of the the Canadian Cancer Society of the donation.