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Reuse Centre

Customer dropping off reusable items at the City of Edmonton's Reuse Centre

The Reuse Centre accepts various items from Edmonton residents free of charge and makes them available to organizations and individuals for reuse. The Reuse Centre is unique as it deals with items that are not accepted for reuse elsewhere.

The Centre has three main goals:

  • To promote the idea and benefits of reuse
  • To provide affordable items to organizations and individuals
  • To divert waste from landfill

The Reuse Centre accepts a variety of items such as arts and crafts supplies, office and school supplies, paper and plastic products and much more. Please note that all items must be clean and in good condition. Items are only accepted during hours of operation at the West door.

Acceptable Items

The Reuse Centre does not accept furniture, toys, clothing, electronics, appliances or construction materials. Many charities accept these items; please take them to the charity directly. For a listing of charities that accept these items visit the Reuse & Recycling Directory at www.edmonton.ca/reusedirectory or call 311.

Prices

Organizations and individuals can purchase items at the Reuse Centre for a nominal fee and may take as many items as they require.

  • $5 per purchase
  • $50 annual membership (non-profit organizations only, 25 visits)

Payment Options

Cash, Debit Card, Visa, MasterCard and American Express accepted.

Reuse Workshops

Learn to reuse everyday items and turn them into creative crafts. A Reuse Crafter can come to your school, organization or community event to host an interactive crafting workshop. Various crafting workshops are available to accommodate age and abilities. Make fun, colourful crafts while learning about the Reuse Centre!

Maximum workshop size is 20 people. Supplies are provided by the Reuse Centre.

Please contact Volunteer Coordinator at 780-495-9851 for more information or to make a booking.

* A minimum of two weeks advanced notice for bookings is required.

Volunteer at the Reuse Centre

Volunteers are essential to the work of the Reuse Centre and contribute in a variety of ways. We offer a fun work environment, flexible shifts and a great recognition program! View and/or apply for volunteer opportunities.

Follow these instructions to set up and manage your myvolunteerpage.com account.

For more information, please contact Reuse Centre Volunteer Coordinator at 780-495-9851.

Acceptable Items

Please see below for a complete listing of the items accepted at the Reuse Centre. Please note that all items must be clean and in good condition. Items are only accepted during hours of operation at the West door.

Arts & Crafts Supplies
Basket filler
Baskets (wicker only)
Beads
Bingo dabbers (full only)
Bows
Canvas
Cellophane
Chalk
Clay (modelling, pottery & play-doh)
Cookie cutters
Corks
Craft kits
Crayons (pencil & wax)
Feathers
Floral arranging supplies (holders, picks, etc)
Flowers (artificial only)
Foam core
Glitter
Glue (white, sticks & craft)
Googly eyes
Magnets
Moulds
Packing peanuts
Paint (acrylic, craft & watercolour only)
Paint brushes (arts & crafts only)
Pastels
Pine cones
Pipe cleaners
Pom-poms
Ribbon (fabric, gift & raffia)
Rubber stamps & ink pads
Scissors
Seashells
Sponges
Stencils
Stickers
String
Styrofoam (balls, cubes & sheets only)
Wax
Wire (craft only)
Wreaths

Home Décor
Carpet samples (small)
Countertop samples
Flooring samples
Paint swatches
Tiles (small only)
Upholstery samples
Wallpaper (samples & rolls)

Media
Cables (computer, phone & TV only)
Cassette tapes (commercially recorded only)
Computer disks (3.5”)
CD’s & DVD’s (incl. empty cases)
Photo slides
Records
Video games
Video tapes (commercially recorded only)

Metal
Aluminum pie plates & tart shells
Frozen juice lids
Keys
Pull tabs (from beer or pop cans)
Small hardware (brackets, nails, screws, etc)
Tins (Altoid, coffee, cookie & cylinder, with lids)

Needle Craft Supplies
Supplies for crochet, cross-stitch, embroidery, knitting, macramé, needlepoint, quilting, sewing & rug hooking

Batting
Burlap
Buttons

Needle Craft Supplies (continued)
Elastic
Fabric (minimum 0.25 meters)Fasteners (snaps, hooks, buckles, etc)
Faux fur
Felt 
Lace
Leather (usable pieces only)
Neck ties
Needles (crochet, knitting, sewing, etc)
Patterns
Pins (straight & safety, place in container)
Sequins
Spools
Straps
Thread
Velcro
Vinyl (usable pieces only)
Wool
Yarn
Zippers

Office & School Supplies
Binders (no logos, not damaged)
Binding items (coils, etc)
Calculators (working only)
Clipboards
Dividers (tab & binder)
Duo tangs
Erasers (chalk board, dry erase & pencil)
Folders (file & hanging)
Hole punches
Holders (business card, CD & DVD, magazine, pen, name tag, etc)
Index cards
Labels
Lanyards
Markers (highlighter, Sharpie, dry erase, etc)
Notebooks
Note pads
Page protectors
Paper clips
Pencil cases
Pencil sharpeners
Pencils
Pens
Post-it notes
Push pins & thumbtacks
Register rolls
Rubber bands
Rulers
Staplers & staples
Tape (duct, masking, packing, scotch, etc)
Transparencies

Paper Products
Bookmarks
Boxes (gift, packing & shoe only)
Campbell’s labels
Calendars (with pictures only)
Cardboard tubes (paper towel & wrapping paper only)
Envelopes (regular & oversized, new only)
Gift bags
Greeting cards (new & used)
Maps
Mat board
Paper (all types, usable only)
Photographs (scenic only)
Poster board
Postcards
Postage stamps
Posters
Stationery
Tissue paper
Wrapping paper

Plastic
Bread bag tags
Bubble wrap
Film canisters (with lids)
Ice cream pails (4L, with lids)
Laundry soap scoops
Margarine containers (with lids, 1 & 2 lb only)
Milk jug lids
Prescription bottles (with lids, no labels)
Six pack rings (from pop or beer cans)
Yogurt containers (with lids, 750 gram only)

Various Other Items
Bags (cloth, paper, plastic & Ziplock)
Bells
Board games
Books (adult & children’s fiction & non-fiction, current textbooks only, no encyclopedias)
Candles & candle holders
Egg cartons
Hangers (wire only, please bundle)
Jars (baby food & canning only, with lids)
Jewelry (incl. broken)
Jewelry gift boxes
Key chains
Lamp shades
Lapel pins
Magazines (craft, National Geographic, nature, fitness, etc; no catalogues or free publications)
Marbles
Medals
Party decorations
Picture frames (with or without glass)
Photo albums & album pages
Plant pots (ceramic & clay only)
Playing cards
Prize ribbons
Promotional buttons
Puzzles (incl. incomplete)
Seasonal decorations (Valentine’s Day, Easter, Canada Day, Halloween, Christmas, etc)
Shelf liner
Storage bins
Tennis & golf balls
Trophies
Vases
Watches (incl. broken)


Wood
Clothespins
Dowels
Hockey sticks (incl. broken)
Popsicle sticks
Wood (small blocks & boards only; maximum length 3 feet)

For more information:

Reuse Centre

10004-103A Ave (in front of CN Tower)
Telephone 780-442-4380