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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.

The Reuse Centre does not accept furniture, toys, clothing, electronics, appliances, construction materials, housewares or personal hygiene items. Many charities accept these items; please take them to the charity directly. 

Arts and Crafts Supplies
  • Artificial fruit
  • Basket fillers
  • Baskets (wicker)
  • Beads
  • Bingo dabbers (full)
  • Bows
  • Canvases
  • Cellophane
  • Chalk
  • Clay (modeling, pottery)
  • Cookie cutters
  • Corks
  • Craft kits
  • Crayons (pencil and wax)
  • Easels
  • Feathers
  • Floral arranging supplies (holders, picks, and more)
  • Flowers (artificial)
  • Foam core
  • Glitter
  • Glue (white, sticks and craft)
  • Googly eyes
  • Magnets
  • Marbles and Decorative Rocks (craft)
  • Moulds
  • Packing peanuts
  • Paint
    (acrylic, craft and watercolour)
  • Paint brushes and foam rollers 
  • Pastels
  • Pine cones
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Plant pots 
  • Pom-poms
  • Ribbon (fabric, gift and raffia)
  • Rubber stamps and ink pads
  • Scissors
  • Scrapbooking supplies
  • Seashells
  • Sponges
  • Stained glass sheets 
  • Stencils
  • Stickers
  • String
  • Styrofoam (balls, cubes and sheets)
  • Wax
  • Wire (craft)
  • Wreaths
  • Vases 
Home Décor
  • Carpet samples (small)
  • Countertop samples
  • Decals 
  • Flooring samples
  • Paint swatches
  • Shelf Liner 
  • Tiles (small only)
  • Upholstery samples
  • Wallpaper (samples and rolls)
Media
  • Cables
    (computer, phone and TV)
  • Cassette tapes
    (commercially recorded)
  • Cellphone and tablet cases 
  • Computer disks (3.5”)
  • CDs & DVDs
    (incl. empty cases)
  • Photo slides
  • Projection screens
  • Records
  • Video games 
  • Video tapes and cartridges (commercially recorded)
Metal
  • Aluminum pie plates
    and tart shells
  • Beer-bottle caps 
  • Chain 
  • Frozen-juice lids
  • Keys and keychains 
  • Locks 
  • Pull tabs
    (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)
  • Batting
  • Burlap
  • Buttons
  • Dressmaking tailor/dress forms 
  • Elastic
  • Fabric (raw material, minimum 0.25 meters)
  • Fasteners (snaps, hooks, buckles)
  • Faux fur
  • Felt
  • Lace
  • Leather (craft/hobby only)
  • Neck ties
  • Needles (crochet, knitting, sewing)
  • Patterns
  • Pins (straight and safety, place in container)
  • Sequins
  • Spools
  • Straps
  • Thread
  • Velcro
  • Vinyl (usable pieces)
  • Wool
  • Yarn
  • Zippers
Office and School Supplies
  • Binders (no logos, not damaged)
  • Binding items (coils)
  • Bulletin boards 
  • Calculators (working)
  • Chalkboards
  • Classroom decorations (no photocopies)
  • Clipboards
  • Corkboards
  • Desktop organizers
  • Dividers (tab and binder)
  • Duotang folders
  • Erasers
    (chalk board, dry erase and pencil)
  • Folders (file and hanging, undamaged)
  • Geometry sets
  • Hole punches
  • Holders (business card, CD and DVD, magazine, pen, name tag)
  • Index cards
  • Labels
  • Lanyards
  • Markers and Highlighters 
  • Mousepads
  • Notebooks
  • Note pads
  • Page protectors
  • Paper clips
  • Pencil cases
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Post-it notes
  • Push pins and thumbtacks
  • Register rolls
  • Rubber bands
  • Rulers
  • Staplers and staples
  • Tape (adhesive,duct, masking, packing and more)
  • Tape dispensers
  • Transparencies
  • Whiteboards 
Paper Products
  • Bookmarks
  • Boxes (gift, packing/moving, cigar, shoe and jewelry)
  • Calendars (with pictures)
  • Cardboard tubes (paper towel & wrapping paper)
  • Coasters 
  • Coffee filters (unused)
  • Cupcake liners (unused)
  • Doilies (paper)
  • Envelopes (unused)
  • Gift bags
  • Greeting cards (new & used)
  • Maps
  • Mat boards
  • Paper (all types, no scraps)
  • Photographs (scenic)
  • Poster boards
  • Postcards
  • Postage stamps
  • Posters
  • Stationery
  • Tissue paper
  • Wrapping paper
Plastic
  • Bedding and garment bags (zippered)
  • Bread-bag tags
  • Bubble wrap
  • Corrugated plastic (blank)
  • Drop cloths and tarps (gently used and tied)
  • Film canisters (with lids)
  • Ice-cream pails (with lids, plastic only)
  • Laundry-soap scoops
  • Margarine containers (with lids)
  • Milk-jug lids
  • Milk crates
  • Six-pack rings (from pop or beer cans)
  • Strawberry baskets (green)
  • Storage bins (non food)
  • Wipes containers (hard plastic only)
  • 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)
  • Glow sticks 
  • Seasonal decorations 
  • Straws 
  • String lights (LED, mini, working only)
  • Party decorations 
  • Tablecloths (paper and vinyl only) 
Wood
  • Chopsticks
    (new, wooden only)
  • Crates
  • Dowels
  • Drumsticks
  • Hockey sticks (incl. broken)
  • Plaques
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Wood
    (untreated, small blocks & boards only; max. length 4 ft)
Various Other Items
  • Alarm clocks (battery operated/windup)
  • Badminton birdies
  • Bags (cloth and paper)
  • Balls (sports and games)
  • Banners and flags 
  • Bats, racquets, golf clubs (No personal protective gear)
  • Bells
  • Board games
  • Books (no encyclopedias, no textbooks more than 5 years old)
  • Bungee cords
  • Candles and candle holders
  • Catering trays (plastic and foil)
  • Chopsticks (unused)
  • Cigar boxes 
  • Clothespins
  • Coin rollers
  • Colouring books 
  • Egg cartons
  • Figurines (craft/decorative only)
  • Glue guns (working)
  • Guitar picks/strings
  • Hand tools (small, non-electric)
  • Hangers (wire or plastic, no retail hangers, please bundle)
  • Hockey pucks
  • Jars (baby food and sealers only, with lids)
  • Jewelry (incl. broken)
  • Key chains
  • Kites
  • Lamp shades (fabric)
  • Lapel pins
  • Magazines (must be less than 10 years old, no catalogues or free publications)
  • Magnifying glasses
  • Mannequins
  • Marbles
  • Medals
  • Mirrors (max. length 12")
  • Models (car, plane and more)
  • Party decorations
  • Photo albums and album pages
  • Photo negatives
  • Picture frames (with or without glass)
  • Ping Pong balls
  • Playing cards
  • Pool noodles 
  • Prize ribbons
  • Produce mesh 
  • Promotional buttons
  • Puzzles (including incomplete)
  • Rope 
  • Sandpaper (unused)
  • Skipping ropes
  • Seasonal decorations
  • Shelf liner
  • Skipping ropes 
  • Sticky tack 
  • Toolboxes
  • Trophies
  • Watches (incl. broken)

For More Information

Reuse Centre

6835 83 Street (corner of 83 Street & Argyll Road)
Telephone 780-442-4380
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