Monday, October 13, 2014

RecycleDrive Program Enters It's Fourth Year

As many of you know I am a CAA Ambassador and I am thrilled to tell you about the RecycleDrive Campaign! Read more below about what you can do to help the environment, help our community
and possibly grab some FREE lawn bags!

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RecycleDrive Program Enters It's Fourth Year

CAA South Central Ontario and Ontario Tire Stewardship have partnered up to once again bring the RecycleDrive program to Ontario communities. It is a fantastic campaign that helps you recycle more than just tires! This program allows you recycle accepted items for FREE and gives you a chance to help beautify you community!

What Will The RecycleDrive Program Accept?

  1. Tires (without rims)
  2. Motor Oil
  3. Oil Filters
  4. Batteries
and when we say batteries we mean ALL KINDS OF BATTERIES!
  • Household Batteries
  • Automobile Batteries
  • Marine Batteries
Chances are you have at least one of these items kicking around your house, garage and/or shed.

What Does The RecycleDrive Program Do For My Community?

Not only are you diverting these environmentally harmful products from landfills, the RecycleDrive program includes a Community Campaign! As listed on the campaign website

The AARS location that collects the most tires will designate a local school to receive $20,000 worth of greenery and products made from recycled tires to beautify the community school building, grounds or play space of their choice

Always looking to make our planet better for the next generation is so important. Listen to this great song by artist Jack Johnson about THE 3 Rs

I am sure that will inspire you to do what you can, but to give you an extra incentive, we wanted to let you know that the first 50 people who visit a participating AARS location with their recyclables will receive a FREE pack of yard waste bags!

When and Where Do I Drop Off My Items For The RecycleDrive Program?

Beginning Tuesday October 14th and running until October 30, 2014 is the time period for the RecycleDrive program. Locally in the Kitchener Waterloo area the AARS location for the items to be dropped off at is

Precision Kaster Auto
466 Phillip St.
Waterloo, ON N2L 5J2

If you are outside of the area you can view other participating Ontario locations here

Keep in mind that the first 50 people who visit a participating AARS location with their recyclables will receive a FREE pack of yard waste bags, so you'll want to be quick to get in on the freebie!

What Else Can I Do To Help?

Remember that the community that collects the most tires will receive the beautification prize so be sure to SHARE this post! Use the hashtag #RecycleDrive and tweet to @CAASCO and RethinkTires to let them know you have participated!

*NOTE  According to CAA, Canada has one of the highest ratios of car ownership in the world. It is close to one vehicle for every two people. That is why the CAA Autogreen program was created. It helps everyone make simple eco-driving choices! Since CAA Autogreen begain the RecycleDrive program, it has collected 472 automotive and marine batteries, over 7,000 tires, 3,400 pounds of household batteries, and almost 8,000 litres of oil!

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