Tim Hortons Eliminating Drive-Thru Waste and Recycling Bins


OAKVILLE, Ont. — Tim Hortons is removing its waste and recycling bins from its drive-thru lanes across Canada.

In a statement, the company says two waste and recycling bins will be available around the exterior of each franchise location — one near the front entrance and another near the drive-thru lanes — to help improve waste diversion and recycling efforts.

“The decision was made in collaboration with our restaurant owners to help improve our waste diversion and recycling efforts, which came into effect nationwide on May 2,” says a Tim Hortons spokesman.

This is the most recent move in a long recycling battle for Canada’s leading QSR, as its coffee cups are not accepted at all recycling locations.

A statement on the company’s website says: “We currently have programs in a number of our restaurants across Canada where we capture our paper cup (and other packaging) for recycling or composting. The number of locations where we offer in-store recycling continues to grow as we work with local waste management companies to expand our program.”

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