Ultimately, these products make their way into uncontrolled dump sites, which threaten communities by leeching a range of toxins into the land and water.

Tundra Take-Back is a practical skill development program that empowers local communities to clean up those metal dumps, and in doing so, keep toxic pollutants out of the environment.
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Tundra Take-Back Plus is an expansion of our regular program. Each Indigenous community is unique. And that means each community requires tailored services. This new program provides a range of customizable waste management services and training projects — all based on each community’s specific needs.
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A number of successes:

1,939 Tonnes

of recovered pollutants
and recyclables

731 ELVs

depolluted

1,138 appliances

decommissioned

42 pieces

of heavy equipement
depolluted

1,187 batteries

recovered (lead-acid)

342.3 litres

of windshield washer
fluid recovered

152.8 grams

of mercury
recovered

21,772 litres

of fuels, oil, and
lubricants recovered

1,645 tires

recovered

1,499 litres

of antifreeze
recovered

52.43 kilograms

of lead
recovered

133.4 pounds

of mixed refrigerant
recovered

14 communities

across Canada

83 trainees

across Canada

1,939 Tonnes

of recovered pollutants
and recyclables

731 ELVs

depolluted

1,138 appliances

decommissioned

42 pieces

of heavy equipement
depolluted

1,187 batteries

recovered (lead-acid)

342.3 litres

of windshield washer
fluid recovered

152.8 grams

of mercury
recovered

21,772 litres

of fuels, oil, and
lubricants recovered

1,645 tires

recovered

1,499 litres

of antifreeze
recovered

52.43 kilograms

of lead
recovered

133.4 pounds

of mixed refrigerant
recovered

14 communities

across Canada

83 trainees

across Canada

42 pieces

of heavy equipement
depolluted

1,187 batteries

recovered (lead-acid)

342.3 litres

of windshield washer
fluid recovered

152.8 grams

of mercury
recovered

21,772 litres

of fuels, oil, and
lubricants recovered

1,645 tires

recovered

1,499 litres

of antifreeze
recovered

52.43 kilograms

of lead
recovered

133.4 pounds

of mixed refrigerant
recovered

14 communities

across Canada

83 trainees

across Canada

Find a Community
Project

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Volunteer

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