Waste Connections Cares

At Waste Connections of Canada, our culture is rooted in our core values, and a belief in the power of caring. This commitment extends beyond our employees, their families, our customers, and encompasses our local communities. We believe that the principles of Servant Leadership should guide not only our business practices, but also our interactions with the towns and cities that we are privileged to serve.​

We strive to make a positive, meaningful impact in the lives of those around us. We take great pride in our efforts to give back to our communities, and we're constantly seeking out new ways to make a difference. Here are just a few examples of how we're actively working to support important causes and initiatives.​


We know we have a unique responsibility to our planet. That’s why we are continuing to explore new ways to minimize our impact on our environment. Already we have done so much to transform how we dispose of waste. In many markets, we’re recycling or diverting over 50% of our collected waste volumes. And in some cases, that figure is as high as 70%.

We prioritize resource recovery and also collect methane from our landfills, which is then converted to clean energy. In total, we have 23 landfill gas generating facilities that produce enough clean energy to power over 330,000 homes, with initiatives in place to significantly expand biogas production. Relative to our fleet, we recognize the impact a route-based business can have on the environment. To mitigate the impact, we operate over 1,000 compressed natural gas and alternative fuel vehicles. To further reduce our emissions, we are taking delivery of the first industry-wide fully electric vehicles in 2020. These trucks have zero emissions and we anticipate electric vehicles will become a larger proportion of our total fleet.

It's key that we remain proactive in our efforts. That’s why we’re putting money toward environmental causes that we care about. Our first major grant helped establish the Global Waste Research Institute (“GWRI”), advancing state of the art research and development of sustainable technologies and practices. We also regularly contribute to the Environmental Research Education Foundation (“EREF”) and fund over $1 million per year in research related to the environmental industry.

Read our sustainability report here.



At our annual Christmas bike-building drive, employees, families and friends assemble thousands of bicycles for local charities, first responders and military bases. To date, we’ve donated an estimated 65,000+ bikes.


Our charity golf event raises more than $1,000,000 each year for charities supporting at-risk youth and their families.


In 2017, we created the Waste Connections Employee Relief Fund to help employees and their immediate families who have experienced significant financial hardship following a natural disaster or other catastrophic events. Since then, we’ve donated nearly $700,000 in funding.

Giving Back

Below, you’ll find just some of the organizations we’re proud to support. Want to see who we help out?
Explore the full list.