The Regional Municipality of Durham


Public Service Announcement

Donate household items to charities at the last Reuse Day of 2014

WHITBY, ON October 17, 2014

The Regional Municipality of Durham, Works Department would like to remind residents to drop off reusable items, free of charge, to the Works Department’s Waste Management Centre at Reuse Day. 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.  

WHEN:

The next Reuse Day takes place on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is the last Reuse Day this year; monthly Reuse Days events will resume in March 2015.

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, countertops and most other reusable renovation materials. 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.