Green for Life bins help charities help others


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You may have seen a lot of green bins popping up in your neighbourhood and that is in part thanks to Daryl Doubleday, general manager of GFL Environmental, a leading North American provider of diversified environmental solutions.

“April to June each year, GFL (which stands for ‘green for life’) provides complimentary containerized service to many community clean-up groups that collect debris accumulated over the winter/spring,” Doubleday said.

“At GFL we want to encourage resident groups to clean up after spring thaw so we try to make hauling the trash away as easy as possible for them. Our goal is keep the communities were serve beautiful!”

Sou'wester GFL Environmental recently donated a recycling bin like the one above to The Clothes Closet, run by the South Winnipeg Family Information Centre.

One group in particular that received a complimentary green bin was The Clothes Closet, an organization that collects gently used business clothing through donation and provides interview outfits to women.

“Many of our donations are dropped off in boxes,” said Tricia Robinson, executive director of the South Winnipeg Family Information Centre, which is home to The Clothes Closet.

“As a small charity, we do not have funds for waste removal services but we want to do our part for the environment. Our staff was making regular trips to take our cardboard recycling to the city depot or taking it home to recycle. This was a time-consuming challenge, so we put out a call to our volunteer team to see if they had any ideas for solutions.”

Within hours they were connected to Doubleday.

“He let us know that GFL could provide both a bin and pick-up service at no charge as a donation to our charity,” Robinson said.

“Now, thanks to Daryl and GFL, we have a solution that saves us time and ensures we are doing our part for the environment.”

“Our goal at GFL is to give back to the communities we serve,” Doubleday said.

“We are happy we were able to assist the Clothes Closet in such a simple yet impactful way.”

For more information on GFL visit and for information on the Clothes Closet visit

Carolyne Braid is a community correspondent for Crescentwood. You can reach her at

Carolyne Braid

Carolyne Braid
Crescentwood community correspondent

Carolyne Braid is a community correspondent for Crescentwood. You can reach her at

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