Emterra Environmental contributes to fourth hospital operating room

Emterra Environmental does more than collect recyclables from our blue boxes. It also helps our Comox Valley Hospital provide healthcare to local residents by making an annual contribution to the Comox Valley Healthcare Foundation (CVHF) based on how much residents recycle.

Last year Emterra collected over 2,300 tonnes of recyclables in the community and, on June 26, presented a cheque for the same amount to CVHF to help fund a fourth operating room (OR) in our new hospital. This brings the total amount Emterra Environmental has given to CVHF over 9 years to more than $17,000.

Emterra’s “Make Your Contribution at the CurbTM” (MYCATC) pledges to give CVHF $1 for every tonne of recyclables Emterra collects from residents in the Comox Valley each year. This year’s contribution to the 4th OR will enable Comox Valley Hospital to provide life-saving operations to more patients on a faster turn-around time. MYCATC is part of Emterra’s Community CareTM program.

“At Emterra, we are proud of our long history of contributions to Comox Valley healthcare. It is part of our mission to promote environmental health and well-being. We do that by operating a recycling business that ensures resources are recovered to be used again and by supporting local healthcare initiatives,” said Ed Walsh, Emterra’s VP of Operations in BC.

In total, Emterra has donated over $14,800 since 2009 to purchase medical equipment in our community through MYCATC, and because the Comox Valley recycled 300 more tonnes than in 2015, Emterra was able to donate an even larger amount this year.

“We are so thankful for Emterra’s continuing support of local healthcare needs,” said Lynn Dashkewytch, Executive Director at CVHF. “They have been a great community partner for many years, supporting the purchase of new equipment, as well as this most recent donation to helping to expand our services. What a great way to give back to our local healthcare system while helping the environment.”

Walsh emphasized that Comox residents can increase the amount Emterra gives to the Foundation each year by making sure they recycle everything that’s accepted in the local recycling program.

Who knew that recycling could help enhance or save a life?

To learn more about Emterra Environmental’s local Make Your Contribution at the Curb™ program, visit: http://www.emterra.ca/MYCATC-Courtenay-Comox

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