Old rubber boots on a rack that are to be repurposed.

Eliminating Rubber Boots from the Landfill

Our Saskatoon facility uses around 400 rubber boots a year for its employees. Every employee is given a pair of boots when they start working at the facility. When an employee leaves and we determine that their boots are in good condition, they are washed, disinfected and reissued to a new staff member.

However, there are boots that cannot be reissued and require disposal because of a small tear or other age-related defects. These boots are collected and donated to the Canadian Diabetes Society where they are repurposed for people in need.

As of December 2019, our Saskatoon facility has donated over 100 pairs of boots to people in need and eliminated them from entering the landfill.