Apr 8 2017 09:00
Apr 8 2017 13:00

Spring cleaning? Donate household items at Reuse Days

Whitby, Ont. – The Regional Municipality of Durham, Works Department is encouraging 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), Diabetes Canada and the Salvation Army Thrift Store.

When:  Saturday, April 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Durham Region Waste Management Centre, 4600 Garrard Road, Whitby.

Why: 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.

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

For more information on Reuse Days, including a list of acceptable items, please visit durham.ca/wasteevents or call 1-800-667-5671. To learn more about waste management in Durham, visit durham.ca/waste or download the Durham Region Waste app.

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Media inquiries:

The Regional Municipality of Durham:

Joanne Paquette – Manager, Communications 

905-668-7711 ext. 3732 or [email protected]

If this information is required in an accessible format, please call 1-800-372-1102 ext. 2834.