BACtoBAC nets $1,600 in first month | DrumhellerMail
Last updateThu, 29 Feb 2024 12pm

BACtoBAC nets $1,600 in first month


    After one month of existence the BACtoBAC project is on pace to raise $20,000 a year.

    Since June 6, BACtoBAC, the fundraising program,  which collects recyclable bottles and containers at 15 locations in Drumheller, has raised $1,600. The cans they collect are cashed in at the bottle depot and given to D.A.R.T.S., the Morgan Jayne Project, The Salvation Army, and the Drumheller Humane Society.
    “It’s been very well received,” says organizer Rav Lal. “It’s money that would have never reached those charities right, so that’s fantastic.”
    Lal did not know what to expect in terms of support for the program, but the results have been encouraging.
    “It has been very encouraging. We’re cleaning out the landfill and giving to these charities.”
    Volunteers from D.A.R.T.S have been maintaining the 9 collection bins since they started. They are expecting two large bins and four portable  bins, for which they received grant money for the purchases. The portable bins have already been used at the Canadian Badlands Passion Play site, and organizers hope to have them out at other community events in the future.
     Although a success, Lal said BACtoBAC has been having issues with the Drumheller District Solid Waste Association. He says they are worried about adding excess garbage to Waste Association’s bins along Railway Ave. E., across the street from 7-11, and have asked BACtoBAC to keep their collection bins 100 feet away from theirs.
 “We’re trying to work out something reasonable, and having a little bit of trouble cooperating with them,” says Lal. “We really don’t see how our bins would attract more garbage. We’re not happy with that.”

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