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Emterra Group kicks off year four of the “Make Your Contribution at the CurbTM!” Challenge

June 05, 2015

Members of Emterra Group, Niagara Region’s waste and recycling collection contractor, visited the Walker Family Cancer Centre today to kick off year four of the “Make Your Contribution at the CurbTM!” Challenge.

The challenge is a first-of-its-kind initiative in Canada that pairs raising funds for the regional Walker Family Cancer Centre with environmental awareness and waste diversion in Niagara Region. For every tonne of blue and grey box recyclables collected from Niagara residents and for every tire recycled at Emterra’s Eco Depot Events, Emterra contributes $1 to OneFoundation in support of the cancer centre. The more residents recycle, the larger the donation to the Walker Family Cancer Centre.

This year, a cheque for $39,773 was presented to OneFoundation for Niagara Health System based on 2014’s recycling tonnage, bringing the total donated so far to nearly $160,000. Emterra and the Regional Municipality of Niagara have been honoured with a Recycling Council of Ontario Platinum Award in the category of Municipal Special Projects for this one-of-a-kind program.

Thank you Emterra and Niagara recyclers for your continued support!

Pictured (from left): Emterra Group VP of Operations Brian Gogo and VP of Corporate Strategy Paulina Leung, Walker Family Cancer Centre Clinical Manager Bonnie Van Veen, NHS Medical Director of Oncology Dr. Janice Giesbrecht, OneFoundation for NHS Interim Director of Fundraising Peter McKinley and Board Member Anne Atkinson.

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