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Local company helps clean-up the Downtown Eastside

VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – Whether it’s an old computer, a broken TV, or a rotten mattress, there is no item in the Downtown Eastside that is off-limits for a company called Take The Green Challenge.

The local business has been cleaning up the troubled neighbourhood, one truck load at a time.

Dylan Goggs founded the company and says they collect recyclable material from alleyways and rooming houses.  The company hauls the items to the recycling depot instead of leaving it for the landfills.

“We have the goal of creating social employment along with a move towards helping societies and other organizations and businesses.  To help them recycle and look at the way they manage waste.”

Goggs says Vancouver calls itself a green city, but feels the Downtown Eastside has been ignored over time.  He adds by hiring people living in the area, it teaches them to take pride in their neighbourhood.