Empties For Paws


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. 


The lists of bottle drives are available below in Word format.

An interactive map is in development and will be available soon!

Empties for Paws challenges Canadian residents and businesses 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.

Ottawa/Gatineau Bottle Drives

(updated 6 Mar 2021)

Ontario Bottle Drives

(excluding Ottawa)

(updated 6 Mar 2021)

Ottawa Valley West
Bottle Drives

(updated 1 Mar 2021)

Bottle Drives outside
of Ontario
(updated 6 Mar 2021)

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Nippy Cat sells cat toys and much more. 15% of profits goes to a different cat rescue every 28 days. Click on photo to visit their website.

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