Gold Box

The County's Gold Box Reward Programme is designed to reward the County's best recyclers. This programme is open to every household in Wellington County. The goal is for residents to show their commitment to recycling in a fun way and perhaps create a little friendly competition with neighbours vying for their own Gold Box. The programme is ongoing and a minimum of 25 Gold Boxes will be awarded every year. 

If you would like your own blue box to be considered for a random check, please fill out our on-line Gold Box Reward Programme Form.

Please note that you may only apply for your own household's recycling.

 Qualifying criteria for the Gold Box includes:

  • only acceptable items are in the blue boxes
  • materials are properly sorted into papers and containers
  • recyclables are clean
  • cardboard is flattened and bundled (if necessary)
  • no recyclables placed in plastic bags, and
  • participation in recycling programme on a consistent basis

Congratulations to our 2021 Gold Box Recyclers:

Participation Instructions

For the Gold Box programme, SWS wants you to submit your name for consideration for the best recyclers on our collection routes.   
  • SWS staff will randomly check on how well your household is recycling over a number of weeks (see above qualifying criteria).
  • SWS staff will then choose the best of the best to receive a Gold Box.

It's that easy!

Good luck to everyone! 

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