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Recycle Your Old Documents and Help Feed Hungry Families

CHILLIWACK, BC (December 3, 2015)—This Saturday, Emterra Environmental and co-sponsors; the City of Chilliwack, Cottonwood Mall and Shred-It will host the last Shred-a-thon of 2015. Just in time for the holiday season, residents will have the opportunity to tidy up and bring in their personal documents and paperwork so they can be shredded and securely recycled at no charge.

To help support local residents and families during this holiday season, the Salvation Army will be accepting food and cash donations. Emterra will continue its tradition of matching residents’ cash donations up to $2000, to better enhance support and resources for those who need it.

Over $4,000 in cash donations and 363 kgs of non-perishable food was donated to the Salvation Army to help feed local residents during the last Shred-a-Thon this past June.

“With the holidays around the corner we hope to raise even more donations for local residents and at the same time ensure that we are keeping paper out of the landfill so that it can be recycled for reuse,” said Paul Knight, Operations Manager of Emterra’s Chilliwack Division.

Shred-a-Thons are part of Emterra’s Community Care™ Program which seeks to improve the health and well-being of the environment and communities across Canada. Since 2009, Emterra has raised over $17,000 in cash donations and has collected over 5,800 kgs in food donations through the Chilliwack bi-annual Shred-a-Thons. These special events have also helped to divert over 25 tonnes of paper away from the landfill and into recycling.

 

About Emterra Group

Emterra Group is a Canadian leader in waste resources management. A family owned and operated company, it comprises four divisions offering municipal and industrial, commercial and institutional (ICI) customers with a fully integrated approach to collecting, processing and marketing waste, recyclables, organic waste, used tires, and more. Emterra has operations in British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan and Michigan, USA, and annually ships about 500,000 tonnes of recyclables to end-markets to be re-manufactured into new products. Driven by its mandate to increase the sustainability of its operations, Emterra is one of Canada’s most progressive users of alternative green fleet technologies in the waste management industry and consistently deploys the latest green technologies to truly “walk the talk”, including using CNG vehicles and fuelling stations and operating optical sorting equipment in its recycling plants.

 

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Contact:

Paulina Leung
VP of Corporate Strategy and Business Development
Emterra Group
905.336.9084, ext. 130
Paulina.Leung@emterra.ca

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