CheckSammy wants to make donations of reusable items easy and convenient for you.
Every year, North Americans still hold on to over $975 per household of reusable items or resort to curbside dumping due to no convenient means of donating.
Our landfills are overflowing with items that can be repurposed to another home…let’s work together to do our part to reduce the impact on our planet!
Building Smart NeighbourhoodsMaking a Difference to People in Your Neighborhood
CheckSammy provides bins or bags to people in your neighborhood as an easy and convenient way to donate reusable items.
Smart neighborhoods engage in city recycling programs, encourage sustainable practises and work together to divert thousands of pounds of reusable items from our landfills.
Homeowner Reusable Waste
CheckSammy Provides a Solution
North Americans are throwing away far more textiles and home goods than ever before.
“What many do not realize is that when an item is thrown away, it is not only the item itself going to waste, but the natural resources required to create it,” states the third annual State of Reuse Report. “This means 700 gallons of water for every T-shirt sent to the landfill, or 1,800 gallons of water for each pair of jeans.”
The report also revealed the continued need for consumers to embrace the full cycle of reuse — to not only donate, but also shop for used or upcycled products.
“While there is a consistent base of people (40 per cent) who purchase pre-owned goods at least once every few months, 60 percent of North Americans are shopping thrift once a year or less,” states the report.
There are many sobering statistics about the state of our landfills but the most impactful statement still remains…
NORTH AMERICANS SEND 9.5 MILLION TONS OF REUSABLE ITEMS TO THE LANDFILL EVERY YEAR, 95% OF WHICH COULD BE REUSED OR RECYCLED.
Current ProblemNO CONVENIENT MEANS OF DONATING
As much as there are great organizations that will accept donated items, they have to be physically dropped off or make arrangements for pick up.
Problem are encountered when a proper sized vehicle is not available or pick up does not happen when expected.
The Problem Begins Here
Storage areas, garages and lockers are packed with items that aren’t used. Homeowners hold on to these items until they move or “spring clean”.
Purchase of Bins or Bags
CheckSammy offers homeowners the ability to repurpose unwanted consumer items accumulated over time.
We drop off a high capacity (500 lbs) bin or a high capacity bag (150 lbs) for you to fill and automatically pick it up 72 hours later…or when you notify us it’s ready!
Convenient Pick Up
Whether it’s a bin or a bag…we will pick it up when it’s convenient for you! If you need a bin, we will automatically pick it up in 72 hrs.
If you order a bag, notify us anytime and we will pick it up within 24 hours!
CheckSammy Distribution Centre
We sort through the Reuse Bins and Bags and in turn redirect them to charitable organizations and thrift stores.
Our Distribution CentersThe Technology Platform We Provide
We work with local charities and e-waste recycling programs to distribute collected items to the appropriate organizations.
Our goals of landfill diversion continue beyond the collection process no matter the materials that are donated.