Creating a Diversion: Recycling Drive Aims to Keep Material Out of Landfills

Partners in Project Green is pleased to announce the return of Recycling Collection Drive, in celebration of Waste Reduction Week in Canada (October 16-22, 2017).

Last year, 30 locations across the Greater Toronto Area participated and collected electronic waste and clothing. The campaign was a resounding success, with more than 8,200 employees diverting approximately seven tonnes of material.

For the second year, Diabetes Canada will be supporting Recycling Collection Drive, to promote the collection of clothing and household textiles. (Did you know that 85% of all clothing and textiles are currently sent to landfills?)

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Sign up for Recycling Collection Drive today to help keep this material out of landfills!

Beer Store employees take part in recycling drive

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can be involved?
We welcome registrations from the Industrial, Commercial, Institutional and Municipal sectors. If you are not sure whether you can participate, please contact Catherine Leighton from Partners in Project Green.

When is the campaign happening?
Recycling Collection Drive runs during Waste Reduction Week in Canada, October 16-20, 2017. Promotional material to support to support the campaign will be provided in August 2017.

Can more than one location participate?
Yes. Participants are welcome to register multiple locations. If you want to register more than one location, please contact Catherine Leighton.

What materials can I collection?
Recycling Collection Drive currently features the collection of clothing and household textiles. New materials will be announced in the coming months. If participants register before all collection materials are announced, we’ll contact you to confirm what you’d like to collect.

Pratt Whitney Canada employees take part in recycling drive

What do the bins look like? Where are they placed?
The clothing textile bin is 36” by 36” by 24” and should be stored in an indoor location. To maximize participation, we recommend placing the bins in front reception areas where there is high traffic.

What happens if my bins fill up before Recycling Collection Drive is over?
If your bins are full before the week is over, contact Partners in Project Green and we would be pleased to schedule a pick-up. Additional pick-ups require about 24 hours to schedule, so please let us know in advance of the bins being completely full.

How do I register?
Learn more and register online. In the registration, you will be asked basic contact information, how many bins you will need, approximate number of employees, and percentage of employees that travel by public transit.

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What is the difference between the executive and standard package?
The standard package provides a plug and play Waste Reduction Week campaign, with collection services, bins, posters and a resource package. Registration is $300. Note: Groups that registration before September 15 for the standard package will have their logo placed on the poster.

The executive package includes all standard benefits. In addition, the Executive package includes a lunch and learn to engage employees about waste and $100 of prizes to encourage your employees. Registration is $1,000.

Do Partners in Project Green members receive a discount?
All Partners in Project Green members can receive a 20% discount code. Contact Catherine Leighton for the discount code.

I have additional questions, who should I contact?
For additional questions, please contact Catherine Leighton from Partners in Project Green at 416.661.6600 x 5946 or

Initiated by the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) and Toronto and Region Conservation(TRCA), Partners in Project Green is dedicated to creating the biggest eco-business zone in the world. A large and growing community comprising businesses, government bodies, institutions and utilities, Partners in Project Green strives to build a stronger and greener economy in the Toronto region – and beyond.