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Public Service Announcement

Don't forget Reuse Days after your back to school shopping

WHITBY, ON September 09, 2014

For many, September means back to school with new clothes and school supplies—while last year’s clothes, sports equipment and other supplies may still be in good shape!  Durham Region residents are encouraged to drop off all reusable items, free of charge, to the Works Department’s Waste Management Centre in Whitby for Reuse Days. The items will be donated to Habitat for Humanity ReStores (Ajax, Oshawa and Uxbridge locations), and one of the following organizations: Canadian Diabetes Association, Goodwill or the Salvation Army.  

WHEN:

The next Reuse Days event takes place on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WHERE:

Durham Region Waste Management Centre, 4600 Garrard Rd., Whitby.

WHY:

Reuse Days is a program to help divert quality, reusable items from landfill such as bedding, furniture, appliances, cabinets and countertops. Instead of making drop offs to numerous locations, all unwanted items can be delivered to one site, where partnering charities are working together with the Region. These charities take all good-quality, reusable household items and building materials.

NOTE:

Only good-quality items, deemed to be suitable for reuse by charities, will be accepted. Garbage, household hazardous waste and unwanted electronics will not be accepted. Materials refused by charities must be removed by residents or disposed of at one of the Region’s waste management facilities (fees will apply). 

For more information on Reuse Days, including a list of acceptable items, please visit www.durham.ca/wasteevents or call 1-800-667-5671.

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For more information, please contact Corporate Communications.