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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.

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

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. 

The reuse areas within the Kennedale and Ambleside Eco Stations will remain closed until Stage 3 of the province’s relaunch plan or the end of August, whichever is later.

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

Waste Reduction Tips

Did you know?

City Staff will do a presentation on waste services in your classroom. This is free for all Edmonton schools. Find out more about education programs 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.


Everything about what to do with your waste including what goes where, waste disposal facilities and how to reduce & reuse.

For More Information


In Edmonton: 311

Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311


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