Fostering community is important to us at Front Porch Refillery. We hope to provide our customers and community members with resources to make sustainable living easier.
Community Recycling Initiative
Disposing of hard-to-recycle items can be a bit confusing and inconvenient. So, we are here to make it easier. With each order you place, you may leave the below items out and we will ensure they're recycled properly. Household batteries, writing instruments, Love Child Organics packaging and light bulbs.
Community Fundraising Initiative
We believe that sustainability doesn't end with recycling and low-waste living. It extends to fostering strong community so that every person in our community feels supported and seen. As such, we are pleased to set aside 5% of sales in support of various invaluable organizations that serve our community.
February: Black Health Alliance
COVID does not affect everyone equitably. In fact, a study by Dr. Upton Allen (Hospital for Sick Children) confirmed that Black communities are disproportionately affected by the pandemic. As such, we felt it important to support a vital organization within our community: Black Health Alliance. This month, 5% of sales will go to this organization (@blackhealthcan) that exists to improve the health and well-being of Black communities in Canada.
It is more important now, than ever, to support those in our communities who need it. And to recognize that we cannot have climate justice without social, health or racial justice.
*Source for study mention: https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/black-covid-antibody-study-1.5737452
Recycling - What goes where?
York Region has two ways to help you decide what goes where: Bindicator and Recycle Coach App.
We like the Recycle Coach for how easy it is to use on your phone. If you're going to throw something in the blue bin but aren't too sure, just open the app and double check. To download click here.
Bindicator is also a great tool. We find it more user-friendly on our desktop computer than our phone. In our experience, Bindicator is the most up-to-date tool. To use the tool click here.