Residents in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan will find clearly marked drop-off boxes at select London Drugs stores, into which they can deposit their home cleaning and air-freshening waste. Squamish London Drugs will also have the recycle boxes, it was announced today.
Once full, the boxes will be picked up by UPS and shipped to TerraCycle, an independent recycling agency specializing in diverting from landfill what municipalities deem “non-recyclable.”
“We have seen a number of great successes in our partnership with TerraCycle, and we are proud to be able to expand upon the types of items our customers can recycle,” said Maury McCausland, Retail Operations Sustainability Specialist at London Drugs.
“This program is a natural extension to our Bring Back the Pack and What’s the Green Deal? programs, so we expect to see great engagement from those who are dedicated to diverting waste from our landfills.”
“We’re thrilled to be working on this new in-store recycling program,” adds TerraCycle CEO Tom Szaky. “Diverting home cleaning waste from landfill is a huge job, but with these drop-off boxes, it’s made easy — whenever you’re planning a visit to London Drugs, you bring your used trigger heads along and leave them at the store. We take care of the rest.”
For those in other provinces or anyone who isn’t able to visit a London Drugs store in person, TerraCycle is offering the option to sign up for its Air and Home Care Brigade, a free, online-based recycling program. Here, you can sign up at TerraCycle.ca for a private account, collect waste at home and then download a free shipping label, which allows for easy pickup.
All money raised from customer drop-offs will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society.