WSCRCA’s 14th Annual Community Recycling Event a Success!
We held our 14th Annual Recycling Event on June 6th, 2021, at the Calgary French & International School and had another record turnout with over 600 vehicles, plus walk-in traffic.
This event would not have been possible without our community volunteers who help to organize and run this event. If you want to be one of those people and are interested in supporting your local community, please reach out to us at email@example.com to find out the benefits of volunteering and available opportunities.
With our volunteers’ help, we were able to:
- Fill a truck with thousands of pounds of clothing for the Cerebral Palsy Association of Alberta
- Thousands of pounds of electronics were diverted from the landfill thanks to Shanked Computer Recycling
- Collected dozens of bikes to be shipped to kids in need in Cameroon
- Filled a large truck with household items and furniture which will help support the community through the Women In Need Society (WINS)
- And of course, the City of Calgary once again supplied their cardboard recycling truck, an organics truck, and three waste trucks, which were all filled by the community residents
- Finally, the event could not have been a success without us being able to collect much needed donations for the Calgary Food Bank (nearly 1,000 pounds of food and $500 in cash) – WAY TO GO COUGAR RIDGE / WEST SPRINGS COMMUNITY
This event could also not have such a huge success without CFIS allowing us to use their parking lot again, our sponsors, and nearly 30 community volunteers and WSCRCA board members who participated in this event. Thanks to you all!
If you are interested in learning more about where some of the donated / recycled items went, or about our sponsors, please check out the following links:
- Women In Need Society (WINS): https://www.winsyyc.ca/
- Shanked Computer Recycling: https://www.scri.ca/
- Cerebral Palsy Alberta: https://www.cpalberta.com
- City of Calgary: http://www.calgary.ca
- Calgary French & International School: https://www.cfis.com/
- WSCRCA Sponsors: https://wscr.ca/sponsors-2