Ventnor City is giving residents the opportunity to donate their old containers to help clean up Philadelphia.

VENTNOR – Now that the city has provided residents with brand new 95-gallon trash and recycling containers, many residents are looking to dispose of their old containers. The city is giving residents the opportunity to put their old containers to good use by donating them to City Bright Philadelphia.

The non-profit City Bright Philadelphia organization, which helps the homeless by paying them to clean Philadelphia streets, will re-purpose older trash and recycling containers for use by Philadelphia residents who cannot afford them or are unable transport a trash or recycling containers to their home.

The City of Ventnor will accept old containers 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday and Sunday through Labor Day weekend at its Public Works Yard, 101 N. Cornwall Ave. City Bright Philadelphia will transport the donated receptacles to Philadelphia residents.

“The City is happy to partner with City Bright Philadelphia to share these containers with those in need,” Commissioner Lance Landgraf said in a release. “Many residents may still be looking for a way to dispose of old containers after the new carts were delivered, and this is a great opportunity to put them to good use.”

This initiative is being supported by generous donations from Ventnor residents Bruce and Nadine Goldenberg, Mark and Sue Rabinowitz, and Mark and Kris Soffa, as well as Philadelphia businessmen Tobias Biddle of Quality Real Estate and Paul Rabinowitz Glass and Shore Cans LLC. Their donations will cover the cost to clean and transport the trash containers.

For more information about the Public Works drop-off, call 609-823-7935.

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