Cans for CrittersWhat is Cans for Critters?
The critters at Bear Hollow Wildlife Trail need new or expanded habitats! You can help by recycling aluminum cans! We here at Hope Animal Medical Center are contributing all of our cans to the program, and want to spread the word!
To raise the funds for these habitats, Athens-Clarke County Recycling Division and Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services (Bear Hollow Wildlife Trail) will be challenging the community to collect as many aluminum cans as possible. The collection began in January, but will run through April, which is Earth Month . The proceeds from can recycling during this period will go toward improved animal habitats at Bear Hollow Wildlife Trail. One needed habitat is a night enclosure for the new bear cubs. The collection goal is $1,000, which is approximately 2,000 pounds (1 ton) of aluminum cans.
Where can we drop off the cans for the collection?
Aluminum cans may be dropped off at Bear Hollow Wildlife Trail, 293 Gran Ellen Drive (within Memorial Park). Another location is the ACC Solid Waste Department, 725 Hancock Industrial Way. And, if you live close to our clinic, you may also drop clean, empty aluminum cans here at Hope Animal Medical Center, 1150 Mitchell Bridge Road. We have arranged with the ACC Recycling Division to have our aluminum cans picked up from our clinic.
- Recycling diverts recyclables from our local landfill.
- It provides raw material to industry.
- This collection provides funding for Bear Hollow Wildlife Trail.
- The new habitats will improve the lives of the animals at Bear Hollow.
- A cleaner planet makes for happier, healthier animals and people.