The Operations Division

Director of Operations: Loni Derksen

The Operations Division provides a work environment suitable to the needs of adults living with an intellectual disability.

Our goal in the Operations Division is to:

  • Provide meaningful work activities for individuals with intellectual disabilities;
  • Allow the people we serve to take a place in the community by producing products that have significance and value;
  • Provide opportunities to learn.

The Operations Division engages participants in:

  • Recycling paper, plastics, metal, aluminum;
  • E-waste collection for the City of Winkler and surrounding area;
  • Specialty packaging;
  • Custom and confidential paper shredding;
  • The production of pallets, crates, and wooden boxes;
  • Offering products and services on a contract basis.

The Woodroom

The Woodroom provides basic training in carpentry skills.

We build custom-order crates and pallets which are sold to local manufacturing industries.

We are certified by the HT Program to provide heat-treated pallets and crates for export purposes.

 For information about the crates and pallets we manufacture, contact Loni Derksen at loni@gatewayresourcesinc.com


Approximately 2000 metric tonnes of recyclables are diverted from landfills annually through our recycling program.

We have been responsible for curbside pick-up of residential household recyclables for the City of Winkler since 2005.

Surrounding municipalities bring their recyclables to Gateway for processing.

We are an approved E-waste collection site (November 2009).

Our Recycling Depot is open at reduced hours and capacity due to our recent fire. The Depot hours are 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Recycling gives us the opportunity to contribute to an Eco-friendly industry that supports environmental sustainability.

For a list of acceptable recyclables/E-waste click here.

For information on recyclable collection for your area please refer to the City of Winkler website.

Custom Shredding

We have a large commercial shredder onsite and provide confidential shredding of documents for businesses/general public at a cost of $0.27/kg. Staples and paper clips do not need to be removed from documents to be shredded.

Shredding hours – Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.