Empties to Winn is a social enterprise created in 2006 with a simple
proposition: provide a valuable service in exchange for our donors
support. We provide scheduled, year-round pickups to your doorstep or
business, collect your empties, and write you a tax receipt for the
We started in a single Edmonton neighborhood and today we operate in over 375 neighborhoods in Edmonton, St Albert, Sherwood Park, Stony Plain, Spruce Grove, Leduc, Fort Saskatchewan, and Beaumont. We are proud to have over 13,000 contributors spanning across households, businesses, condos, and schools.
All proceeds support the Winnifred Stewart Association through which we provide support to 200 individuals with developmental disabilities to assist them to meet their potential and to have full lives in an inclusive, supportive community. WSA provides accommodation for 70 people through independent and supported living arrangements, including specialized homes for our individuals who have dementia or Alzheimer’s. WSA also provides a wide range of day programs, employment, and volunteer supports.
In the 2016 year-end budget, Winnifred Stewart Foundation, through the Empties to Winn program, predicts a net revenue of $786,000. After business operating costs in the amount of $516,000, we will realize a net profit of $270,000, all of which goes to support the Association's programs and services.