Trash to Treasure: Edmonton’s First Eco Station Reuse Area Opens
June 22, 2012
New Reuse Area promotes reuse and helps divert waste from landfill
The City of Edmonton celebrated the opening of its first Reuse Area, located at Ambleside Eco Station (14710 Ellerslie Road). The Reuse Area gives residents the chance to reuse large items such as sofas, chairs and other household items brought to Eco Stations.
“By continuing to use items that are in good condition, we’re all helping to keep waste out of landfill,” said Councillor Bryan Anderson. “The Reuse Area contributes to our leadership in waste management and supports The Way We Green, the City’s vision for an environmentally sustainable city.”
Residents dropping off items that are suitable for the Reuse Area are charged the usual Eco Station disposal rates. There is no charge for taking items from the Reuse Area.
“The Eco Stations offer a convenient one-stop location for all types of household waste,” said Trent Tompkins, director of Collection Services with Waste Management Services. “Residents often bring a mix of material, and I’m very pleased that this initiative enables us to set aside those items that can be reused and really shouldn’t go to landfill.”
Eco Stations accept household hazardous waste, electronics, paint and oil, and large items. The City of Edmonton operates three Eco Stations; the other two are located at Coronation (11440 – 143 Street) and Strathcona (5150 – 99 Street).
For more information:
Waste Management Services
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