binner \`bin-ner\ – noun
We build on the expertise and positive impact binners have in urban areas.
Binners’ Project is a group of waste-pickers aided by support staff dedicated to improving their economic opportunities, and reducing the stigma they face as informal recyclable collectors.
Binners are among one of the most marginalized groups in urban areas. Their livelihoods stem from refunds received from used containers collected from bins.
Binners positively contribute to our environment by diverting a considerable amount of waste from landfills.
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WHAT DO WE DO?
Binners’ Project offers fee-for-service waste sorting programs to help you achieve the triple benefit of:
Binners feel connected to the wider community while building job skills, routine, and a sense of dignity.
Binners earn a reliable and fair income through participating in our programs.
Binners use their expertise to sort your waste and help you achieve your sustainability goals.
The binners deserve a lot of credit and kudos for their efforts over the years as they grew an economic model into the success story that it is today.
- BC Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction