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Cosmo offers bottle, can pick-up service from Saskatoon households

Cosmo Industries has launched a new service to collect deposit containers from Saskatoon households and businesses.
Cosmo Industries has launched a new service to collect deposit containers from Saskatoon households and businesses. File / Global News

People with recyclables taking up space in their Saskatoon homes can sign up for home pick-up to take away that mountain of cans and bottles that have piled up during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

When COVID-19 struck, Cosmo Industries said it was about to launch its new program, Cans4Cosmo, to collect deposit containers from residential homes and businesses in the city.

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This week, it was announced the delayed service has been launched.

Cosmo said it’s been impacted by the pandemic and the service offers a way for people to donate their deposit containers in support of people with disabilities.

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Those interested can register to donate their cans, bottles, milk jugs and juice cartons to Cosmo and have a pick-up scheduled as well as a choice of receiving regular collections.

Cosmo said donations are temporarily valued at $5 per full bag due to reduced staffing levels unable to do exact audits during the pandemic.

Subscribers can have a charitable tax deduction receipt emailed to them for the donations of deposit containers.

For more information, visit Cans4Cosmo online or call 306-260-7093.

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