Since 2002, the Directory Recycling Program has been Northwestel’s way of connecting with communities and showcasing corporate social responsibilities by diverting out-dated directories from community landfills as part of our commitment to meet and promote environmentally-friendly standards while investing in northern communities.
Students, teachers, and staff in schools across the Yukon, northern BC, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut collect and recycle old telephone directories from their friends, neighbours, businesses and government offices. Northwestel then rewards schools who have collected the highest number of directories with cash contributions to be used for school field trips, supplies, books, graduations, and extra-curricular activities. As a bonus, Northwestel adds an additional $500 donation to the school that has the greatest percentage increase over the year prior.
As of 2018, northern students have collected over 197,000 directories for recycling, earning more than $290,000 for their schools. Northwestel is grateful to the municipal governments and shipping companies who have partnered with us to keep this program successful throughout the years.
For a list of participating schools in your region, please visit nwtel.leafsolutions.ca.