Recycling bottles for the deposit began in Alberta in the early 1970s, and it has been a classic fundraiser in the years since then. Bottle drives have provided funds for schools sending their students on trips and have supported minor league teams across Edmonton. And now, they offer a new opportunity to help the community at large.
SkipTheDepot is a new company that began in Calgary in 2018, and is working to make the process of recycling bottles and cans easier for everyone. Nobody likes standing in line at the bottle depot, and now SkipTheDepot will do that for you.
So where does Edmonton’s Food Bank come in?
SkipTheDepot has partnered with dozens of Alberta charities so that you can donate your deposit instead, making it easier for you to support a mission near and dear to your heart. Edmonton’s Food Bank is now one of those charities. When you schedule your pickup, simply specify that your deposit be directed to the Edmonton Gleaners Association (our official name) and you’ll be helping us alleviate hunger today and prevent hunger tomorrow.
Find out more about SkipTheDepot at their website and download the app on your phone today!