Safety-Kleen Steps Up for Our Community

Ian McLean, President & CEO

Ian McLean, President & CEO

As reported in the Record and on CTV, on May 24th, 2015 24 barrels of toxic waste were accidently discovered in Woolwich Township decades after being dumped haphazardly in a heavily wooded area. After weeks of calling the authorities and government departments without any action a local company, Safety-Kleen stepped up to dispose of the abandoned toxic waste at no cost.

Safety-Kleen is a 33-year member of the Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce and is just another example of our members living our motto “Business Building Community”. I would like to thank Breslau-based Safety-Kleen for first stepping in and offering to dispose of the waste free of charge and also to Ayr-based Aevitas for helping make the handle the waste and having it sent off to Alberta to be disposed of. The disposal cost of $21,000 is no small amount and without their generous help this toxic waste would likely still be sitting in our community today.

We’re proud of all of our member businesses and when a member like Safety-Kleen steps up for the community it reinforces that the Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce has the best members in the world and Safety-Kleen’s fantastic corporate citizenship deserves to be recognized.

Well done!