Cans 4 City - Supporting Exeter City Community Trust
Published: 6 November 2020
Exeter City Council has been batching up aluminium drinks cans collected by community volunteers to support Exeter City Community Trust.
The cans are delivered to Exeter’s MRF where they are weighed in, baled and then sent off for recycling, helping to raise valuable funds for the Community Trust as part of its Cans4City campaign.
This recent haul weighed in at half a tonne. Since July the Council has processed 1.47 tonnes of cans for the Trust, significantly boosting their fundraising efforts. This equates to about 103,000 cans!
The money raised by recycling these cans is expected to help with the purchase of some new equipment that will reduce contractor costs to clean drainage around the St James’ Park pitch.
It has also enabled the purchase of a new pressure washer, which will be used to clean the stands, ground areas and wheelie bins.
Additionally, funds from the project have partly funded the development of the Memorial Garden and have paid for one of the Returning Soldier Silhouettes at St James’ Park.
Among the can collectors contributing to this cause are East Devon Grecians, Mid Devon Grecians, Torbay Grecians and Naturally Exeter.
If you would like to learn how you can support Cans4City, please contact Exeter City Community Trust.