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Reuse

Women in Reuse Centre surrounded by reusable items.

Reuse means to use something again and again rather than only once. The goal of reuse is to keep using items as long as they have a function or value.

Reuse & Recycling Directory

Our Reuse & Recycling Directory has a list of charities, businesses and services that can take your unwanted household items and find someone who will put them to good use. Try it out and tell a friend!

The Reuse Centre collects everyday items five days a week, year-round, and makes them available to groups and individuals who will reuse them.

Eco Stations Now Accepting Reuse Centre Donations!

You can now drop off your Reuse Centre donations at any Eco Station in the city, free of charge.

For Eco Station locations and hours, visit edmonton.ca/ecostations.

Bring items to a Reuse Fair

Formerly called Garbage Fairs and Reuse Roundups, Reuse Fairs are one day events where the public bring their unwanted household items to be donated to local organizations.

Eco Station Reuse Areas
Eco Station Reuse Areas makes items such as furniture, electronics and appliances dropped off by customers available for reuse at no charge. There are Reuse Areas at Ambleside Eco Station and Kennedale Eco Station. 

Benefits of Reuse

  • By reusing an item instead of throwing it out we save landfill space.
  • Reuse saves resources and energy from being used to make new products.
  • Reuse supports local charities and economy which keeps resources in our community.
  • Reused items are more affordable and often unique.

More Reuse Ideas

Reuse and plastic bags in Edmonton

Waste Reduction Tips

Did you know?

City Staff will do a presentation on reuse in your classroom. This is free for all Edmonton schools. Find out more about the "Choose to Reuse" and other Waste Management Services Presentations and Tours.

Reuse Fairs have been bringing together communities and charities to collect and distribute needed items for local programs since 1992.

For More Information

Telephone

In Edmonton: 311

Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

Email wasteman@edmonton.ca