Mar. 12, 2024

How Radius Recycling's Efforts Raise Over $20,000 in a Year for Habitat for Humanity

Radius Recycling in Campbell River (previously known as Schnitzer Steel) has been a supporter of Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North, since 2020. Since then, their contributions have amounted to an impressive $39,433, with a remarkable $22,165 donated in 2023 alone!

Radius Recyling
(Left to Right) Gail Burr, Campbell River ReStore Manager and Jeff Levesque, Campbell River Recycling Operations Facility Manager holding up an oversized cheque for $22,165.00 for Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North.

Where are all these donations coming from?

The community! They have placed a metal recycling container on their property. For half the year, the proceeds from the recycled metal in this container go directly to Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North supporting our mission to build more safe and affordable housing. Their commitment doesn't end there. During the other half of the year the proceeds are directed towards another charity. In 2023, Radius split the proceeds between Habitat and the local food bank in Campbell River, demonstrating a multifaceted approach to tackling societal challenges.

Radius Recycling is one of North America's largest manufacturers and exporters of recycled metal products. They have 54 metal recycling facilities and one of them being right here in Campbell River. Their operating model "advances a circular economy where metals never become waste and instead are redesigned into new products."

Radius Recycling exemplifies how businesses can be agents of positive change in our communities. By supporting initiatives like ours and local food banks, they not only address immediate needs but are also part of building a more inclusive and resilient society.

Interested in becoming a Habitat partner? Learn more here.