Teens turn cars into cash

A unique fundraiser at Parkland secondary brought in $1,700 for the special needs class and took a ton of junk off the streets.

Superior Metal Recycling set up a bin at the school and students encouraged neighbours to drop off recyclable metal objects.

“The community really came together to rise $1,700,” said Kate Anthony, co-owner of the Central Saanich company.

Old refrigerators, stoves, bicycles, barbecues and even vehicles were dropped off or picked up by the company, which split the profits with the school.

“It’s a good way to create awareness of what can be recycled, said Anthony. “And it’s a good way for them to fundraise as well.”

Anthony hopes to spread the word to others hoping to raise money by recycling and to work with the school again next year.

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