Cornwall harbour cleanup recovers three metric tons of metal

In this provided photo by Stephany Hildebrand, a crane picks up scrap metal during the Great River Cleanup at the Cornwall Harbour on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021. The event recovered 2.75 metric tons of metal. (Stephany Hildebrand via Newswatch Group)

CORNWALL – The sixth year of an organized cleanup of the St. Lawrence River resulted in tons of garbage removed from the waterway.

Results from the Great River Network’s “Great River Cleanup” on Thursday (Sept. 23) saw volunteers and hired commercial divers recover five cubic yards (3,800 liters) of garbage and nearly three metric tons of metal at the harbour.

A 40-ton crane was also used as part of the cleanup of items, including grocery carts, tires, bicycles and car seats.

Cleanup events have been held since 2016 and have recovered over 40 metric tons of garbage to date.