VANCOUVER – The City of Vancouver approved a $50,000 grant to hire extra binners to clean up the downtown core during the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.
The proposal passed Thursday will mean that 22 binners will earn $10 an hour retrieving recyclable beverage containers from 250 temporary recycling bins throughout the city.
Downtown Eastside-based non-profit organization United We Can will hire the binners to work four-hour shifts each of the 17 Olympic Games days.
The binners will be scheduled in three shifts to provide 12 hours of service a day.
The grant was made available through the Olympic and Paralympics legacy reserve fund.