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 estimated value of your donation.
We started in a single Edmonton neighbourhood and today we operate in over 375 neighbourhoods 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 nearly 200 individuals with developmental disabilities, assisting them with meeting their potential and having full lives in an inclusive, supportive community. WSA provides accommodation for over 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 2018/19 fiscal year, Winnifred Stewart Foundation, through Empties to Winn, generated $848,000 of revenue from the collection of empty beverage containers, as well as grants and donations. Business costs required in the placement and collection of containers, such as vehicles, insurance, fuel, maintenance, salaries, collection stands and bags required to operate this social enterprise totaled approximately $626,000, generating a profit of $222,000. All profits generated by Empties to Winn directly support the good works of the Winnifred Stewart Association.
Please contact the Manager of Business & Operations, John Alexander ( JohnA@wsaf.ca ) if you have any questions.
From all of us at the Winnifred Stewart Association, we thank you for your generosity and continued support of Empties to Winn!