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Dart employees clean up more than 1,500 pounds of trash in two community events

River Trail Trash Resuts

Dart employees clean up more than 1,500 pounds of trash in two community events

Mason, Mich., October 2019—More than 100 Dart employees scoured riverbeds for trash and helped beautify a local rain garden during a one-day volunteer cleanup blitz on Thursday, October 10.

Dart volunteers worked with the Lansing Earth Project to retrieve more than 900 pounds of littered trash from parks and areas around Sycamore Creek in Mason and the Grand and Red Cedar rivers in Lansing. The group picked up bicycle frames, clothing, mattresses, bottles and other junk, while another team worked with the Ingham Conservation District to clear a truckload of invasive plants from a rain garden in Leslie, Michigan.


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The day of service was part of Dart’s enhanced commitment to sustainability, and the second of numerous Dart Community Action Team (DCAT) events scheduled across North America. On September 21, 30-plus employees from Dart’s Lodi, California, facility volunteered 124 hours at the Great American River Cleanup and collected 600 pounds of trash. After each cleanup, volunteers help sort the trash to separate recyclables from those items that need to be landfilled.

“We’re excited that in just two events, we’ve been able to eliminate 1,500 pounds of debris from waterways,” said Ashley Elzinga, Dart’s Social Responsibility and Sustainability Specialist.

Dart has committed to participate in one or more local cleanup events in the communities where our facilities are located, with a goal of contributing at least 7,500 hours of community service annually by 2021.

Learn more about Dart’s sustainability commitments here.

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