The Town of Okotoks' commitment to recycling has benefited the Okotoks Food Bank.

Through the Febreze Frenzy nationwide contest, which launched in March with TerraCycle and Febreze, the Town recycled pieces of home care and air freshener products which typically aren't considered recyclable.

Okotoks won the contest by recycling a total of 1,724 pieces.

To recognize the win, TerraCycle and Febreze awarded the Town with a $200 credit that's redeemable for cash to any school or organization.

Kim Gordon, Waste Services administrative assistant for the Town, says the contest was important for a variety of reasons.

"It increases awareness and participation which helps divert recyclable materials from the landfill, it's also important because it benefits charities."

The Town has chosen the Okotoks Food Bank to receive the credit.

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