Total raised with empties by rescues and shelters since January 2015:
Please donate your empty beer, wine and liquor bottles to help animals in need. Empties help fill bellies and pay vet bills. To find a bottle drive near you, click on the tabs above. You can also donate your Canadian Tire money. Some collect pop cans and other items and pick up is available in many areas. If the animal rescue you wish to support doesn't collect empties, just cash them in and send them the money!
Empties for Paws challenges people and businesses everywhere to start Recycle 4 Animals drives to collect items that are refundable in their area to raise money to help their local animal rescue. For example, in Ontario empty beer bottles/cans are refundable for $0.10 and $0.20 for wine and liquor bottles. An empty case of 24 is $2.40 and can buy 3 cans of cat food or 1 can of dog food. In Alberta basically any drink container is refundable for $0.10 or more. Canadian Tire money can buy food and supplies. It's all about finding cost free ways to raise money to help our furry friends and we're helping the environment at the same time. #Recycle4Animals
IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ
*Empties for Paws HQ does not collect money or empties. We promote the bottle drives that are helping animals in need. Our website acts as a directory listing all the bottle drives. It is up to those donating to research the organization(s) they are donating to.
*Before dropping off your empties, please check to see that the bottle drive listed is still valid. We are often not advised of changes. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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