Our Customers' Recycling Success Stories


  • Generating ROI with the 3C Process

    The Township of Langley wanted to expand their corporate solid waste program called “Responsible” to additional Township facilities including the Langley Events Centre (LEC). The implementation of the LEC recycling program is a perfect example of how the CleanRiver 3C process makes a real impact on sustainable success. 


  • Honda Putting the Brakes on Landfill!

    With a corporate mandate to achieve Zero Waste within the next few years, Honda needed to drastically improve their diversion rate by implementing a new recycling program. For a national brand with multiple locations implementing a corporate recycling program presented challenges due to the varying recycling and composting requirements and availability in each region. 

  • Clean Up Your Recycling Stream

    A high school in Toronto, Ontario had a basic recycling program consisting of blue bins next to garbage cans in classrooms, the cafeteria and hallways. The bins would become separated and students were not always using the bins effectively; garbage was often seen lying on the floor next to the bins. Compost was not collected in a separate stream; it was included in the waste. There was no Green Team or student body supporting or promoting the program.

  • Happier Visitors at Little Rock Zoo!

    Little Rock Zoo had a recycling program but it was failing. Their program consisted of separate waste and recycling containers that were not separating the recycling from the garbage effectively.CleanRiver suggested a domed top recycling container to separate the recycling and garbage at the point of disposal.

  • Choose Wisely or it's All Trash

    School boards across North America are educating future generations on the importance of sustainability and the impact we have on our environment. Many have implemented a recycling program and often have a Green Team in place. This however does not guarantee recycling program success.

  • Composting Paper Towels in Washrooms

    The growing need and benefit of composting paper towels in washrooms is obvious although it comes with change and in many cases capital expense. The testing of a new recycling container design for adding streams without affecting floor space has proven effective in collecting paper towels and reducing contamination after multiple follow up waste audits.

  • Flexible Containers Help Royal Canadian Mounted Police Recycling Program

    The historic “Depot” Division of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Regina, Sask., is committed to environmental stewardship, including recycling and composting programs. The Depot Division is the training center for Canada’s national police force. 

  • Recycling Containers Vital to Sustainable Convention Center Operation

    The Oregon Convention Center, located in downtown Portland, is a jewel of one of the nation’s most environmentally conscious cities. So it’s no surprise that sustainability is a top priority. In 2004, it was the first convention center to earn LEED® for Existing Buildings certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.

  • University Unveils Recycling Program

    How can a small trashcan make a big impact on campus? As part of the campus-wide recycling program, organizers say the new trashcans can help divert 1.4 million pounds of waste from landfills in a five-year period and provide operational benefits for the University. The program launched on Earth Day and will roll out in full later this spring.

  • Tim Hortons Launches New

    Over the past two years, Tim Hortons has been working with Scotia Recycling Limited to collect cups at all 156 traditional Tim Hortons restaurants across Nova Scotia and deliver them to Hantsport-based paper product manufacturer CKF Inc. Initially cups were blended with other waste papers and made into a variety of paper products, helping divert Tim Hortons cups from municipal landfills across the province. Now, Tim Hortons and CKF have established a process that converts the cups into take-out trays used at Tim Hortons restaurants and other products, effectively closing the loop on the company's hot beverage cup recycling process in Nova Scotia.

  • Tiny Green Trash Can Helps Office Make Big Gains In Recycling

    Graybar, a leading North American distributor of electrical, communications, data networking and security products, has dramatically improved recycling rates and made significant cuts in waste disposal costs – thanks in part to a tiny trash can.

  • CleanRiver® Helps Lockheed Martin Increase Recycling and Composting

    In 2010, Lockheed Martin’s Space Systems Company (SSC) implemented a recycling and compost program at its facilities in the San Francisco Bay Area. The program originated from a goal set in 2007 to reduce total waste to landfill by 25 percent by 2012, using 2007 as the baseline year. This initiative was implemented to support Lockheed Martin’s corporate philosophy that environmental stewardship is integral to the success of the company.

  • Recycling Stations Have Immediate Impact

    PenEquity Realty Corporation, owner of large-scale entertainment centres in Canada, knew it needed to provide opportunities for patrons to recycle. Because these facilities are not enclosed malls, there is considerable outdoor foot traffic as people move between anchor entertainment and restaurants. Until recently, these properties only had stand-alone trash barrels at various outdoor locations. As a result, recyclables like bottles and cans were being thrown away.

  • St. Andrew's College Recycling and Composting Stations

    St. Andrew's College, a university-preparatory school for boys in grades 6 to 12 located in Aurora, Ont., focuses on academic achievement, leadership development and a healthy dose of environmental stewardship. In 2009 the school implemented a detailed and comprehensive environmental plan that includes recycling and composting collection stations from CleanRiver Recycling Solutions.

  • The Town of Whitby launched its “Sort it Right” waste minimization program at an event hosted at the end of June by Public Works Operational Services. Mayor Pat Perkins and Regional Councillor Don Mitchell unveiled the new bins sporting four compartments; one each for recyclable containers, recyclable papers, green bin organics and waste residue.

  • Xcel Energy Center Exceeds Recycling Goals

    St. Paul, Minn., is in the forefront of a movement toward adapting more sustainable practices at large facilities like arenas and convention centers. In fact, it's exceeding ambitious goals of reducing trash by 50 percent and increasing its recycling rate to 50 percent in just two years.

  • Direct Energy Centre Implements Successful Recycling Program

    Direct Energy Centre, situated at Toronto's Exhibition Place, is Canada’s largest facility for conventions, exhibitions and events. With more than one million square feet of convention space and millions of visitors – most of whom are in hurry-up mode – the Centre has implemented a highly successful recycling program.