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Trash piled up on a curb. Photo by Hobvias Sudoneighm. Licensed under Creative Commons.

Students take action on move-out day mess

Every year on April 30, the streets of London’s student neighborhoods are transformed into garbage dumps. That’s because unwanted furniture, appliances, clothing and other assorted junk is left behind in front of vacated rental houses. You can practically set your clock by it. And Western’s student government says they’re fed up with the yearly trash-heap […]

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Dan Smith and Greg McKeen (L-R) stand beside the Impact Junk Solutions truck.

Turning trash into cash generates jobs

Just a few weeks ago, Dan Smith was surviving off nothing but his monthly $850 Canada Pension Plan cheque and donations from the London Food Bank. The 65-year-old London native had been unemployed for a year. Then Impact Junk Solutions took a chance on him. “It has been pretty rough getting through (it),” he said. […]

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