A local pumper gives back to her community.

Katy McGregor wanted to make a difference, and she’s doing it one pink portable restroom at a time.

McGregor owns Northern Disposal & Sanitation with her husband Dave in Katrine, Ontario, Canada. The couple began a fundraising campaign to create cancer awareness and support the Huntsville Hospital Foundation, which contributes nearly 90 percent of new equipment purchases to the local hospital.

McGregor added pink restrooms to the fleet, and when those units are rented, the company donates $5 to the campaign. Every septic system pumped results in a $10 donation. 

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Pink is usually the breast cancer awareness color, but McGregor stresses that the campaign is not just for breast cancer. Her septic truck proves it: The back of the truck displays a rainbow of ribbons to show support for all kinds of cancer. And she also didn’t want people to think the pink restrooms were only for women. So her campaign slogan invites both men and women to use them: “Take a stand, or a seat, for the Huntsville Hospital Foundation.”

The first year of the campaign was a success and McGregor plans to continue it in 2015. In early January, she and her husband made a trip to the Huntsville Hospital where they presented a $3,000 check to the foundation.

Read more about Katy McGregor in the upcoming April issue of Pumper, which will profile Northern Disposal & Sanitation.

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Northern Disposal & Sanitation also sponsors youth soccer teams and other sporting events. How does your company give back to the community? Post a comment below or share your story with us by emailing kim.peterson@colepublishing.com.

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