Looking for a way to engage your employees and do something great for the environment?

Get involved in Waste Reduction Week in Canada this October! Partners in Project Green is organizing a Recycling Collection Drive to recycle clothing and textile waste with Diabetes Canada. Organizations that register for the Recycling Collection Drive will divert waste from landfill and engage their employees about sustainability.


kickoff event for 2018 recycling collection drive

City of Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie (centre left) and members of the Partners in Project Green community participate in the 2017 Recycling Collection Drive.



Participants receive:

  • Plug-and-play Waste Reduction Week campaign to make participation easy
  • Program guide
  • Communications templates to help engage with your employees
  • Digital promotional poster that includes your organization’s logo (8½” x 11″)
  • Two bins to hold material (Dimensions: 36”W by 24”D by 36”H; each holds up to 10 full 67-litre garbage bags)
  • Collection service by Diabetes Canada
  • Certificate confirming amount of material diverted from landfill

Registrants will receive additional resources and support to ensure their collection drives run smoothly.



  • October 10 and 12, 2018 (8:30 am to 4:00 pm): Bins are dropped off
  • October 15 to 21, 2018: Organizations collect material
  • October 22 to 24, 2018 (8:30 am to 4:00 pm): Bins are picked up


RESULTS 2016-2017

• 102 drives across the GTA • 38,200 employees reached • 20.1 tonnes diverted from landfill


TD employees take part in recycling drive

TD Creekside Banking Services employees participate in the 2017 Recycling Collection Drive.

Last year, Partners in Project Green hosted 72 events across the Greater Toronto Area during the Recycling Collection Drive, engaging approximately 30,000 employees.

Participating organizations included: Air Canada, Apotex, Bentall Kennedy, Colliers International, IKEA, LUSH, Menkes, Mother Parker’s Tea & Coffee, Orlando Corp, Toronto Pearson, Toshiba of Canada Limited and Toronto Zoo.

Municipalities that participated in the Recycling Collection Drive included: City of Brampton, City of Mississauga, City of Vaughan, Region of Peel and Town of Caledon.


Catherine Leighton | cleighton@trca.on.ca416.661.6600 ext. 5946 



About the Partners

About Partners in Project Green
Partners in Project Green’s waste management programs provide organizations with hands-on support to facilitate the capture and diversion of waste materials, support local communities and move towards a circular economy. LEARN MORE


Diabetes Canada logoAbout Diabetes Canada
Diabetes Canada collects gently used clothing, electronics and small household items. The $10 million in annual proceeds help us fund world-leading Canadian research, as well as services for people affected by the disease. We also help the environment by diverting 100 million lb. from landfill. LEARN MORE


OLG logoAbout OLG
OLG is a crown agency that develops world-class gaming entertainment for the Province of Ontario. Acting in a socially responsible way, OLG conducts and manages land-based gaming facilities; the sale of province-wide lottery games; PlayOLG Internet gaming; and the delivery of bingo and other electronic gaming products at Charitable Gaming Centres. OLG is also helping to build a more sustainable horse racing industry in Ontario. Since 1975, OLG has provided nearly $47 billion to the people and Province of Ontario to support key government priorities like health care; the treatment, prevention and research of problem gambling; and support for amateur athletes. Each year, proceeds from OLG’s operations also support host communities, Ontario First Nations, lottery retailers and local charities across the province. LEARN MORE