The Regional Municipality of Durham


Public Service Announcement

Give new life to old items with Reuse Days

WHITBY, ON June 2, 2014 – Durham Region’s innovative Reuse Days pilot program has been extended into 2014, giving residents more opportunities to drop off reusable items, free of charge, to the Works Department’s Waste Management Centre. The items will be donated to Habitat for Humanity ReStore (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, June 14, 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 good-quality, reusable items from landfill. 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.