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Public Service Announcement

Donate household items to charities at the last Reuse Day of 2015

WHITBY, ON October 09, 2015

The Regional Municipality of Durham, Works Department would like to remind residents
to drop off reusable items, free of charge, at Reuse Days. The items will be donated to Habitat for Humanity ReStores (Ajax, Oshawa and Uxbridge locations), and one of the following partner organizations: Canadian Diabetes Association, Goodwill or the Salvation Army Thrift Store.


Saturday, Oct. 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., during Waste Reduction Week. This is the last Reuse Day this year; monthly Reuse Days will resume in March 2016.


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


Reuse Days is a program to help divert quality, reusable items from the waste stream, including: clothing, textiles, furniture, appliances, cabinets, countertops and most other reusable renovation materials. At Reuse Days, partnering charities work with the Region to accept all good-quality, reusable household items and building materials. Reuse Days has diverted 15.5 tonnes of reusable material so far this year.


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 or call 1-800-667-5671.

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For more information, please contact Corporate Communications.