Bottle Drives

It's a Win-Win - You keep 100% of the money raised from your Bottle Drive and you help us get more kids into sport!

Why should you Partner with Kidsport for your team's bottle Drive?

Partnering with us does two things: it raises money for your team and it provides support to low income kids so they can play!

In addition to the social value, we provide a number of services that will help your bottle drive be as successful as possible (see below).

An Important Point: Every dollar earned from your bottle drive is given back to your team. Every can you collect earns you 10 cents. KidSport receives a percentage from the backend of the bottle drive from our partnership with Happy Can bottle depot! That's why a KidSport Bottle Drive is a win-win!

truck or Trailer

We save you the hassle of finding you a truck or trailer by providing you with our own at no cost to you. When your bottle drive is completed, our team will take the haul to our partner Bottle Depot.

Bottle Drive Best Practices

Our awesome team, led by Gord and Laurie, have done a few bottle drives in their day. As far as we're concerned, they are the experts. They will work with you to make sure that whatever community you are working in, you will be set up for success!

The Count

Once the bottle collection in your chosen community is completed and the empties are all loaded up, our volunteers will drive the trailer to our partner Bottle Depot and take care of the count for you. We'll also provide a full accounting of the bottle drive and get you your cheque within days.


We will help you promote on our social channels in advance of your bottle drive. Community members and neighbors need to know you are coming so they can save up their empties. We will share it as well, amplifying the voice and bringing even more attention to your bottle drive and your partnership with KidSport Recycling.

Hear directly from our past bottle drive partners.

"As a first-time fundraising manager, I really appreciated all of your help pulling together a very successful bottle drive we had this summer! It was so easy. Our team of 14 girls have been looking for ways to contribute funding for tournament expenses. As parents, we like to see the girls putting in effort to let the girls know that sports can be expensive, and we can work together to help cover costs. The fact that recycle4life helps to raise funds for other kids in the community is a huge perk! I'll be in touch soon to organize another one!"


Rangers FC06 Girls Fundraising Manager

"It was certainly great meeting you and working alongside you. Words cannot express how much your assistance made to us for the event as well as personally. You are truly one of the few who just wants to help... just dig in and make it happen!"

-Pam Middleton

Calgary Hockey Night in Canada Event Manager - Play On!

“Using Kidsport Recycling Program was a no brainer for us. The Mavericks football club is not just Football it’s about building a community within a community. Over the past 20+ years that the Mavericks have been operating we’ve had numerous families require the support of Kidsport, to be able to give back in this capacity means so much to us. We raised over $700 in our small drop off bottle drive all of which are going towards the purchase of 20 brand new Atom and Peewee helmets for our club. We look forward to many more recycling events with Kidsport Recycling.”

-Mavericks Football