CHILLIWACK (December 5, 2014) This holiday season Chilliwack residents will once again be able to recycle personal documents and mounds of paperwork but, as usual, they’ll also be able to help individuals and families in need. On December 6th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Emterra Environmental and co-sponsors; the City of Chilliwack, Cottonwood Mall and Shred-It will host this year’s final Shred-A-Thon.
The Shred-a-Thon will be held at the Cottonwood Mall and will give residents the chance to have their documents securely shredded and recycled at no charge. As part of the event participants are encouraged to bring in food and cash donations which will help the Salvation Army prepare food baskets for families in need this Christmas.
“With the holidays around the corner, some local residents and families need the support of their community so that they can enjoy a festive meal with loved ones,” said Terry Dawson, Operations Manager, Chilliwack Division. “Emterra is proud to be part of an event that not only helps to recycle more paper but will also make a positive difference in the lives of local residents and families.”
During the last Shred-a-Thon, which was held this past June, over 1,200 pounds of non-perishable food items and $1000 in cash were collected as donations. In the spirit of the holidays, Emterra is hoping to collect even more for local families and residents during December’s event. Emterra provides matching funds up to a total of $1,000 to help boost the Salvation Army’s Christmas fundraising efforts.
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 $10,000 in cash donations and has collected approximately 12,000 pounds in food donations through bi-annual Shred-a-Thons. These special events have also helped to divert 20 tonnes of paper away from the landfill so that it could be recycled and reused.
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 waste sugar and alcohol-based consumer beverages. The waste liquids are converted to industrial grade ethanol which is used to manufacture an eco-friend windshield washer fluid for fleets, called “Transformations™”.
Emterra has operations in British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan and Michigan, USA, including 14 material recovery facilities where it processes recyclables. Emterra annually ships about 500,000 tonnes of recyclable commodities to end-markets in North America and overseas to be re-manufactured into new products.
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