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Salvaging humanity: North Vancouver man recycles hope


Every day he is at it, either collecting or sorting water bottles, pop cans, juice containers, beer cans, wine bottles – you name it. If it’s refundable, Hank manages to find it. Some of the containers are worth a nickel, others a dime.

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‘Santa Hank’ bringing hope to people in need, one can at a time


Wine bottles. Pop cans. Juice containers. Beer empties. Bags filled with recyclables like these are piled high to the ceiling inside North Vancouver resident Hank Brennan’s shed – a very special place…

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‘Santa Hank’ spreading holiday cheer one can at a time


With every empty beer can, water bottle and juice box he collects, Hank Brennan is making a difference in the lives of those who need it the most. Brennan, affectionately known as “Santa Hank” in his community, spends 20 hours a week…

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BCIT Magazine Interview with Santa Hank

Katie Johnson from BCIT Magazine interviews Hank at the North Pole Bottle Depot in North Vancouver on February 28, 2016.



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