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Emterra Environmental donates over $37,000 to Niagara Health Foundation
Bob Bond and Al Vanden Boogaard on behalf of Niagara Health’s Spiritual Care Team pose with a cheque presented by Paulina Leung, Emterra’s vice president of corporate strategy and business development. (Supplied photo)

Every time Niagara Region residents put out their blue or grey recycling boxes for collection, they help fight cancer.

For every tonne of recyclables and used batteries, Emterra Environmental, which provides garbage collection services in most of Niagara Region, donates $1 to the Niagara Health Foundation’s Walker Family Cancer Centre.

This week, the company presented $37,930 to the foundation, representing the 37,930 tonnes of recyclables and used batteries collected in 2018.

Over the past eight years, Emterra has donated $311,900 to the foundation.

“We are very proud of the Emterra Environmental and Niagara Region's ‘Make Your Contribution at the Curb’ challenge,”  Paulina Leung, Emterra’s vice- president of corporate strategy and business development, said in a news release.

“This program, which is a core component of our Community Care program, is a premier example of how the regional government and a private sector company like ours can work together for the betterment of the community. And it’s always fun to remind residents that the more they recycle … the more we give,” Leung said.