It was a beautiful September morning when the first cars started rolling into the parking lot, loaded with recycling for the annual Community Cleanup.
The London Drugs Community Trailer was on hand playing vinyl records and doing sound demos to keep the energy up. People brought everything from metal to electronics to Styrofoam to kids car seats, and the results were spectacular. Here are just some of the stats:
- 3 skids of Styrofoam
- 32lbs of Light Bulbs
- 33lbs of Toner
- 66 lbs of soft plastic
- 49lbs of hard plastic
- 185lbs of batteries.
- E-cycle solutions filled one whole truck, dropped off and came back for more recycled electronics
- Salvation Army filled two trucks full of clothing donations and usable household items
- The Syrian refugee support group took in almost 50 bikes that were in good repair and can be re-used
- Kidseats Car Seat recycling took in 14 car seats to recycle.
“This has grown into a very big event at our location,” says Store Manager Pat Tonner, “We received many positive comments from customers, they were quite surprised that they could recycle their Styrofoam during this event, and bring back packaging whenever they shop at London Drugs. We definitely want to keep getting the word out about our recycling.”
Congratulations to the whole team at Royal Oak. You are the real Green Deal!
For information on what you can recycle at your local London Drugs, go to greendeal.ca/recycling to find out more.