Bottle & Can Pickup Service For Your Organization
Fundraising Pickups with the SkipTheDepot App
Did you know? Bottles & cans can be returned to a bottle depot for cash! Many organizations run bottle drives to help generate donations using recycling. This is a significant amount of effort sending folks door-to-door and hauling the bottles to the depot. SkipTheDepot lets you ditch the dirty work, and your organization can focus on 'spreading the word' while we take care of collecting the bottles & cans for donation. It’s an easy 3-step process:
1. Download the App and Register Your Organization
Download SkipTheDepot from the App Store or Google Play, or visit our web app. Sign up your organization - once approved, your organization will be made available to thousands of potential donors!
2. Share your sign-up link with friends, family, and potential donors
Follow the recommendations in the app - promote on social media, share with your donor lists, friends, family - everyone!
3. That’s it! Redeem your donated funds via e-Transfer or cheque!
Donated containers will start to appear in your account. You can even issue tax receipts to your donors!
Why it's awesome
SkipTheDepot aims to provide an easy and convenient recycling service for all fundraisers
SkipTheDepot gives you the tool to collect (many) small donations year round. Our customers have donated over $50,000 to charity. How sweet is that?
Get a complete breakdown of all donor information so you can issue tax receipts!
Easy bottle drives
Trouble finding volunteers with appropriate vehicles for bottle drives? We can run your bottle drive year-round! Become a Community Partner and reap the benefits of recurring donations without the hassle!
With over 10,000 customers and growing, joining the SkipTheDepot network gets your name in front of customers fast. We will always return the favor on social media. Feel free to tag us @SkipTheDepot!
Frequently Asked Questions
Find out how SkipTheDepot works for charities and fundraisers
Absolutely! Some customers prefer to donate their containers to a worthy cause! SkipTheDepot helps facilitate this by allowing customers to donate to local charities on pick up or redemption. Tax receipts are then issued to customers by the charity.
The charities are responsible for issuing their own tax receipts. We provide charities with only the user information required to issue a tax receipt (name, address, phone, postal, and donation amount). The system rolls up the donations by user (multiple donations will be summed) when a redemption is initiated.
No problem. Customers will be informed before they donate that they will not be receiving a tax receipt.
Charities use SkipTheDepot for free, but are encouraged to help spread the word (it's in your best interests!). We will provide a registration link for your organization. Any new users registering with your link will be shown your organization information and will be setup to automatically donate to your charity.
100% of the customer's returns will be donated. However, we offer slightly lower deposit rates than a depot. Eventually, we hope to remove this and offer full deposit rates as more people sign up for SkipTheDepot!
You can register here! We need the following information from the charity: Full Charity Name, Full Charity Mission Statement, PNG / Logo of Charity, CRN (Charity Registration Number), Email Address to send Transfers. There is also an approval process which involves us verifying who you say you are, the email address, and your charitable status through the government. After that, you're good to go!
Charity administrators can find a registration link on their dashboard which can be used to default users who register using the link into donating to your charity. Use this link to promote donations to your cause!
Charity administrators can log into the system and initiate an Interac e-Transfer. Alternatively, charity partners may request a cheque.
Just some good publicity. Spread the word! Tell others, give us a shout out on social media. Remember, the more customers you sign up using your registration link, the more your organization benefits!