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Celebrate Reuse Event
Celebrate Reuse! Join us
Saturday October 22, 2022 to celebrate:
Waste Reduction Week
The Reuse Centre's 15th anniversary
The event will feature: an item swap, composting and waste reduction presentations, Reuse Centre donation drive, treats and more.
The Reuse Centre is a circular economy resource, accepting various items from Edmonton residents free of charge and making them available to organizations and individuals for reuse.
Reuse Centre Fees
As a thank you for your patience, and to celebrate the Reuse Centre’s 15-year anniversary, we have removed all fees for items.
Organizations and individuals will not be charged for the items they need in 2022.
The Centre has three main goals:
To promote the idea and benefits of reuse
To accept and provide items to redistribute back into the community
To divert waste from landfill
Review our Customer Expectations/Etiquette
Plan your visit to the Reuse Centre by taking a virtual tour of our facility.
Take a Virtual Tour
The Reuse Centre is closed on all statutory holidays.
6835 83 Street, Edmonton, Alberta
Provides support for innovative community actions that will help us reach our waste reduction goals.
Learn the benefits of reusing your items and become a reuse champion.
Learn about waste reduction initiatives and how you can participate.
The Reuse Centre has amended their
in order to:
Better promote the circulation of items into the community
Align accepted items to demand
Promote waste reduction
Align with waste reduction best practices
All items must be in good, clean condition and are only accepted during hours of operation.
Please check the
Reuse Directory to find out where to donate items we do not accept.
Arts and Crafts Supplies
Clay (modeling, pottery)
Crayons (pencil and wax)
Floral arranging supplies (holders, picks, and more)
Glue (white, sticks and craft)
Marbles and Decorative Rocks (craft)
(acrylic, craft and watercolour) Paint brushes and foam rollers
Ribbon (fabric, gift and raffia)
Rubber stamps and ink pads
Stained glass sheets
Styrofoam (balls, cubes and sheets)
Carpet samples (small)
Tiles (small only)
Wallpaper (samples and rolls)
Aluminum pie plates
and tart shells Beer-bottle caps
Keys and keychains
(from beer or pop cans) Small hardware
(brackets, nails, screws) Tins
(Altoid, coffee, cookie and cylinder, with lids) Twist ties (unused)
Needle Craft Supplies (no clothing or household fabrics accepted)
Dressmaking tailor/dress forms
Fabric (raw material, minimum 0.25 meters)
Fasteners (snaps, hooks, buckles)
Leather (craft/hobby only)
Needles (crochet, knitting, sewing)
Pins (straight and safety, place in container)
Vinyl (usable pieces)
Office and School Supplies
Classroom decorations (no photocopies)
Dividers (tab and binder)
Erasers (chalk board, dry erase and pencil)
Folders (file and hanging, undamaged)
Holders (business card, CD and DVD, magazine, pen, name tag)
Markers and Highlighters
Pushpins and thumbtacks
Staplers and staples
Tape (adhesive, duct, masking, packing and more)
Boxes (gift, packing/moving, cigar, shoe and jewelry)
Calendars (with pictures)
Cardboard tubes (paper towel & wrapping paper)
Coffee filters (unused)
Cupcake liners (unused)
Greeting cards (new & used)
Paper (all types, no scraps)
Bedding and garment bags (zippered)
Corrugated plastic (blank)
Drop cloths and tarps (gently used and tied)
Film canisters (with lids)
Ice-cream pails (with lids, plastic only)
Margarine containers (with lids)
Strawberry baskets (green)
Storage bins (non food)
Yogurt containers (with lids)
Zip ties (unused)
5-gallon pails (clean)
Seasonal and Party Supplies
Artificial Christmas trees (complete only, must be boxed)
Disposable plates, cups and cutlery (unused only)
String lights (LED, mini, working only)
Tablecloths (paper and vinyl only)
Chopsticks (new, wooden only)
Wood (untreated, small blocks and boards only; maximum length: 4 ft.)
Bags (cloth and paper)
Balls (sports and games)
Banners and flags
Candles and candle holders
Glue guns (working)
Hand tools (small, non-electric)
Jars (baby food and sealers only, with lids)
Lamp shades (fabric)
Magazines (must be less than 10 years old, no catalogues or free publications)
Models (car, plane and more)
Photo albums and album pages
Picture frames (with or without glass)
Ping Pong balls
Puzzles (including incomplete)
We don't accept:
Books and Binders
Electronics and Appliances
Personal hygiene items
Household Hazardous waste
Used medicine containers and medical equipment
Items with odour, stains, mildew, hair, dust, grime
Children’s Programs (ages 5-12)
Choose to Reuse
This interactive program led by a waste educator will take you on a trip through the world of reuse, where you’ll learn why reuse is better than recycling, new ways to reduce your waste and how reuse helps protect our city and our planet.
Duration: 60 minutes
Participants will learn how to reduce, rediscover and recreate as they upcycle household items into new creations. Activities may include sorting items into their appropriate waste streams and inventing new creations from reusable materials.
Note: To encourage reuse at home, we ask that the groups bring their own materials to use in the program.
Duration: 60 - 90 minutes
Green City Challenge
Calling all Waste Warriors! Do you have what it takes to overcome waste challenges and make choices that protect the environment? Join a waste educator for an adventure that will improve your waste reduction skills and make our city greener!
Duration: 90 - 120 minutes
Teen and Adult Programs (ages 13+)
Waste Reduction Basics
Host a presentation to foster a culture of waste reduction within your organization with the help of a waste educator.
Duration: 30-60 minutes (flexible to meet your needs)
Your Clothes: A Journey
Do you know the legacy of your clothes? This interactive program led by a Waste Educator will educate you on the international journey your clothes take to get in your closet. You’ll explore the environmental and social impacts of the textile industry, while learning fun and positive ways to keep textiles from the landfill.
Duration: 60 minutes
Food Waste Reduction
Reducing food waste saves everything: time, money, food and the environment. Join a waste reduction expert from the City of Edmonton for tips and tricks on reducing food waste in your home.
Duration: 60 minutes
Visit the Reuse Centre
Self Guided Tours for Teachers and Parents
We Nurture an Environment of Respect
Abusive and disrespectful behaviour towards staff and other customers will not be tolerated.
6 feet of room, around staff and other customers, in order for stocking and browsing to happen fairly and safely.
We Foster Sharing
We provide items for those who need it. Please only take what you need.
Access to the bins needs to be maintained at all times. To ensure fairness and safety among all patrons, do not remain around bins unnecessarily.
Reuse Centre Attendants reserve the right to ask patrons who violate these rules to change their behaviour.