From Princeton, for Princeton: our commitment to local wood pellet supply

From Princeton, for Princeton: our commitment to local wood pellet supply

As part of our commitment to support local communities, Drax has organized three community pellet sales days at our Princeton plant. These days are an effort to ensure our neighbours in Princeton can enjoy a safe and warm heating season.

At Drax, safety is our top priority. With our bagging line closing, we want to ensure that community members can access pellets to heat their homes in a safe manner.

“Drax is committed to producing local pellets for our local community,” said Liezl van Wyk, VP of Northern Operations for Drax. “We’re committed to producing for Princeton and working with the community to find a distributor to sell our pellets locally.”

Our community pellet sales days offer half tonne or one tonne totes of pellets at a wholesale rate to our local Princeton community. At our September 15 sales day our plant team sold over 60 units.

“The day was a complete success – the customers were great and our Drax team’s presence was a big part of why the day went so well!” said Princeton Plant Manager Richard White.

The interest was so high that many community members showed up before we officially opened and sold us out of the 24 totes the plant team had pre-filled the day before.

Our remaining community pellet sales days are scheduled for October 13 and November 17. Community members can purchase half tonne totes for $125 or one tonne totes for $250. Our plant team will assist our community members in loading the totes onto their trailers or pickup trucks.