Why Should I Reuse Items?
- It saves you money
- It supports local businesses and non-profits, keeping resources in our community
- It prevents usable items from going to landfill
- It conserves energy and resources
Main page content begins here
Reuse means to use an item over and over again for the duration of its life.
Visit the Reuse Centre: The Reuse Centre accepts a variety of everyday items and makes them available for reuse.
Donate your items to nonprofit organizations: Search our Reuse Directory for local organizations that accept donations.
Upcycle and find new uses for your items. For upcycling courses and inspiration, check-out:
Extend the life of your items through repair. Edmonton has local businesses that specialize in repair of shoes, clothing, jewelry, appliances, computers, furniture and more. Learn the skills needed to repair items yourself by taking a workshop offered by:
Rent items that you rarely use. It reduces clutter and saves money. Many local businesses rent:
Borrowing, sharing and gifting saves money, reduces clutter and builds strong communities.
The City of Edmonton offers facility tours and educational presentations, for schools and members of the public. Learn more about our Waste Tours and Presentations for Schools, and Reuse and Reduction workshops for the public.
In Edmonton: 311