In The Community
RMC strives to be a positive influence in the community, both through the creation of jobs and through the continued support of local community organizations such as Port Colborne's own Port Cares.
As a responsible corporation, RMC endeavors to participate in local projects that focus on:
- Improving the standard of living for all Port Colborne residents
- Providing the needed support to empower our residents and encourage achievement
- Beautifying our community
Community Garden at Lockview Park
In the fall of 2016, RMC joined forces with the City of Port Colborne, Tender Cuts and its partner company Marine Recycling Corporation to build and manage a community garden at Lockview Park to provide the Port Cares Reach Out Food Centre with fresh produce.
In the spring of 2017, Iron Earth Canada donated its all natural soil re-mineralizer to the garden, bound by 76 organic earth elements and became the program’s latest sponsor. The humate soil conditioner was applied to the garden beds because of its ability to restore the mineral levels of growing mediums to facilitate the growth of healthier, mineral-rich vegetables.
The community garden currently has 15 raised garden beds powered by Iron Earth Canada and with additional volunteers and corporate support, the group hopes to have 30 plots one day. If you or someone you know would like to get involved, please contact us.
Derek Point & Memorial Garden
In 2002-03, RMC built the Derek Point & Memorial Garden, transforming an old industrial site to a beautiful park and one of the best vantage points for watching ships on the Great Lakes.
Each year RMC staff conducts a park clean-up and plants new flowers and trees. Benches and picnic tables have been installed for public use. Derek point features access to the Niagara Riding Trails.
All signs and structures are made from recycled materials provided by Marine Recycling Corporation.
RMC is proud to be a Canadian private company based in Port Colborne, Ontario and plans to continue to support and strengthen our great community.
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Did you know?
Zinc is one of the world's most commonly used metals. Approximately 30% of the zinc today comes from recycled sources. Raw Materials Company is able to recover zinc from the batteries that you recycle. The zinc we recover is then reused as micronutrients in fertilizer to grow corn for biofuel.
As a result of RMC's recycled materials, farmers are able to increase their yields by over 20 bushels per acre. This is important considering our growing population and the need to make efficient use of our existing farmland.
Find out more about our technology and how together we are turning waste into a valuable resource.