New, expanded HodgePodge Lodge now open

January 26, 2023

New, expanded HodgePodge Lodge now open

After being closed last summer for construction, the new HodgePodge Lodge reuse station is now open at the Broadview Enviroservice Station.

Residents can reduce the amount of material going to the landfill by taking items for reuse or repurpose to HodgePodge Lodge. The Lodge accepts items not easily recycled through traditional collection services and aren’t accepted for reuse elsewhere.

“We’re very excited to open the new HodgePodge Lodge,” says manager of waste services, Leah Seabrook. “This was a long time coming and we’re excited to put into practice some circular economy principles through the building. Keeping reusable material out of the landfill has always been the main goal of the Lodge, and during the construction of this new building we were able to put that into practice with the materials we used as well.”

The new building was constructed using donated and repurposed materials:

  • ceiling fans from a local reuse store
  • shingles were left over from other jobs, making the roof a hodgepodge patchwork
  • shelves from a variety of warehouses and old grocery stores
  • metal tables left over from Alberta Health Services COVID test site at the Enviroservice Station
  • outer cladding for the building had a factory defect paint job
  • Sun Granite in Sherwood Park donated the granite countertop
  • magazine racks and peg board shelves came to the Enviroservice Station as waste
  • benches salvaged from an old bus station

Residents can take their items for free to the new HodgePodge Lodge, which will operate year-round. It is open daily from 10 a.m. until the Broadview Enviroservice Station closes, which is 6 p.m. or 8 p.m. depending on the day.

More information:

Contact: Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595