Give Meaning To Your Cleaning™

Celebrating 4 Years of

Giving Meaning To Your Cleaning™

Together we have made a difference!

🌳 684,570+ Trees Planted

📦 3,037 Meals Provided

🥪 3,650 Hope and Snack Bags Created

❤️ 54,000 Litres of Chemicals Donated

🫙 94 Million+ Plastic Jugs Diverted from Landfills

We are proud of the progress we've made so far and
look forward to continuing this journey with you!

Our Culture: Honouring Our Legacy

For more than 100 years, Dustbane Products Ltd. has proudly been a Canadian family-owned and operated business providing effective, sustainable cleaning solutions to businesses.

Chester Pickering
founded the company with our name-sake, Dustbane Sweeping Compound. From the beginning, Chester believed that operating a business was more than just providing a product. He believed that it was just as important to do what was right for society, and there are many stories told of his generosity in giving back to the broader community. It has been said that: “He would do for others that they could not do for themselves.

Over the years, the families that have followed have sought to build on this legacy, striving to be a growth company focused on continuously improving the customer experience through our people, products, and processes while positively impacting society and the environment.

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Our Future: Give Meaning to Your Cleaning™

We are proud to now pay tribute to this legacy while looking to the future with Dustbane’s new Give Meaning to Your Cleaning™ Initiative.

On November 1st, 2019 we launched our Give Meaning to Your Cleaning™ Initiative. It is not just a new tradition, but a commitment that steers every aspect of our operations. It represents our strengthened commitment to delivering high-quality products and customer service excellence while making responsible, sustainable choices for our planet and giving back to people in our communities.

We believe that our employees, partners, and customers want to work with organizations that are doing right for our planet and its people while helping them solve business problems.

Give Meaning to Your Cleaning™ is a testament to our unique vision focusing on four distinct areas that set us apart as pioneers.

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1. Buy 1 We Plant 1

Your Purchase Has An Impact:

Our commitment to environmental stewardship extends to our "Buy 1 | We Plant 1" program. For every 4L ECOLOGO® certified hard surface cleaner you buy, we pledge to plant a tree on behalf of our customers.

One Million Trees:

Our ambitious goal is to plant one million trees by 2025, contributing not only to carbon offset but also to creating fair-wage employment for local villagers in Madagascar.

Our Goal is to Plant One Million Trees by 2025 🌳

2. Continuous Learning

Knowledge Sharing with Partners:

At Dustbane, we believe in empowering our people - Our team, our distribution partners, and industry peers through comprehensive tailor-made mentorship and educational programs. Dustbane takes pride in offering regressive training, certifications, networking opportunities, and a wealth of literature, including whitepapers and case studies for industry fellows.

End-User Education:

Our knowledge-sharing does not stop here! We educate and equip our end-users through clear and concise guidelines on the proper usage of cleaning products to ensure user safety and maximize effectiveness.

Our website is rich with end-user literature including the Safety Data Sheets (SDS), Equipment Manuals, Dilution Charts, instructional videos, ROI calculator, and extensive details about certifications and eco-friendly attributes. With such transparency, we empower our partner businesses and individuals to make informed and sustainable choices in their cleaning practices, fostering a broader culture of environmental responsibility.

Supporting Women in the Cleaning Industry:

As a Council Member of Hygieia, Dustbane Leadership is part of the mission to create an inclusive industry with advancement opportunities for all. The ISSA Hygieia Network provides education, mentoring, networking, and support programs to help women succeed in the workplace.

3. Sustainable Cleaning

Plastic Diversion and Reusal:

Dustbane is at the forefront of sustainable cleaning practices. From selling concentrates to divert plastic jugs from landfills to using 75% recycled plastic in our DB series vacuums, we constantly seek ways to enhance product performance while minimizing environmental impact.

Support Local, Reduce Carbon Footprint:

Dustbane is a Canadian family-owned business operating since 1908, committed to the local economy and reducing the carbon footprint associated with international shipping and transportation. When you buy products and equipment from Dustbane, you not only choose sustainable and locally sourced products but also contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and support a more environmentally friendly supply chain.

ECOLOGO® Certified Products:

We offer a wide range of ECOLOGO® certified cleaning products to help reduce your environmental impact. These certifications indicate that our product has undergone rigorous scientific testing, exhaustive auditing, or both, to prove its compliance with stringent, third-party, environmental performance standards.

Bio-based Enzymatic Cleaners:

At the core of our commitment to the environment, our bio-based product line takes a natural approach to cleaning. Harnessing the power of ‘good’ bacteria that eat away the soil and dirt, they are formulated to work quickly without the use of harsh chemicals, outperforming traditional cleaners. Thus, our products are not only non-toxic and biodegradable but safer for people, pets and the planet!


We are ahead of the game with the majority of our commercial cleaning products and equipment, including floor finishes, strippers, disposable janitorial paper products, and trash bags, adhering to LEED standards. Our products can smoothly fit into your existing LEED cleaning practices or even help you score towards your LEED certification requirements.


Our Certifications showcase our commitment and give you

the trust and confidence that you are making the right choice!

4. Acts of Kindness

Doing it for Others:

Community care is integral to our ethos. It has been said about Dustbane's founder Chester Pickering that: “He would do for others that they could not do for themselves.

Working with Ottawa Mission:

Continuing his legacy, at Dustbane, we actively engage in little acts of kindness and community involvement. From distributing pizzas in areas of need to our annual sandwich-making initiative for The Ottawa Mission where each member of the team helps put them together with their own hands.

We strongly believe that thriving communities result from businesses actively contributing to their well-being, and we are dedicated to making a positive impact beyond our cleaning solutions.

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