YOU Made It Recycling is a not-for-profit social enterprise created in 1996 by Youth Opportunities Unlimited, a registered charity, to provide employment skills training to local youth.

Thanks to the support of customers, youth participating in recycling take part in a skills training program that includes instruction under the mentorship of professional staff and the vital experience provided by customers. Youth receive training to operate several types of workstations that process recycled materials. They learn how to safely operate compactor/baler, various hand tools and material handling equipment. The 6,000 square feet facility is Ministry of Environment approved and contributes to London’s ‘green’ economy.

YOU Made It Recycling services accepts clean plastics, glass, cardboard, newsprint, paper and aluminum and offers outstanding service to businesses large and small.

Proceeds from all services go directly to support youth in programs and services of  Youth Opportunities Unlimited.

To receive more information on how we can meet all of your recycling needs, please contact our sales team at:

519.432.1112 ext. 401 or


Why Us?

Trained staff will retrieve recyclables in a co-mingled environment

No need to pre-sort your waste

Approved by the Ministry of Transportation and the Ministry of the Environment

No waste or disposing through landfill or other garbage systems

Can offer competitive rebates for pre-baled recyclables

Youth Opportunities Unlimited is dedicated to unlocking the potential of youth

Special offer

Sign up before December 31st and receive FREE bin rental on all one-year service contracts for new customers!

What Our Youth Say…

“During my 3 month with YOU, I acquired various skills and training that enabled me to secure a permanent position. … I learned about several different recyclable materials and how to safely handle them. I also received training in WHMIS, First Aid/CPR, Forklift certification … and conflict resolution.” — Eric D

What Our Customers Say…

“Canaccede Financial Group & Affirm Financial Service Inc. want to send you a HUGE thank you for helping us with our recycling. You’ve been wonderful to work with in keeping our company GREEN.
We would happily recommend YOU to anyone, given the experience we’ve had !!” — Canaccede Financial Group & Affirm Financial Service Inc.