We're going into hibernation!

The temporary HodgePodge Lodge drop-off site will be closing on September 30.
We look forward to seeing you again when the new year-round HodgePodge Lodge opens later this year.
Last modified: Sept. 28, 2022, 11:02 a.m.

Are you crafty, love to upcycle or tinker? Maybe you have some items around the house that still have some life in them but they aren't suitable for recycling or charity. The HodgePodge Lodge is for you!


A new HodgePodge lodge is coming!

Since it opened in 2017 the HodgePodge lodge has become very popular, and it's outgrown the current building. A bigger and better HodgePodge lodge is being built at the same location, and is expected to open in the late fall of 2022.

Construction has begun on the new Lodge building.

The temporary drop-off site will be closing at the end of September. The materials that are dropped off will be used to stock the new Lodge for when it opens later in the fall.

Your local reuse station

To decrease material going to landfill and empower residents to live an environmentally conscientious, creative and community minded lifestyle, the HodgePodge Lodge collects a mishmash of items that can be reused or repurposed. These items are not easily recycled through traditional methods of collection, and aren't accepted for reuse elsewhere.

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Hodgepodge Lodge items

  • Thank you for donating! If you are unsure whether an item can be donated check out the Waste Wizard for proper disposal options

    Some examples of items you can leave:

    • Baskets
    • Beads
    • Beer bottle caps
    • Bows, Ribbon
    • Bread bag tags 
    • Corks
    • Crayons, pencil crayons
    • Décor samples (tiles, paint swatches, wallpaper rolls, etc.)
    • Decorative paper
    • Fabric flowers, wreaths
    • Feathers
    • Frozen juice lids
    • Glass jars
    • Greeting cards
    • Keys 
    • Milk jug tops
    • Office supplies
    • Oil/glycol (unopened)
    • Old books, magazines postcards
    • Old maps
    • Paint (unopened)
    • Paper rolls, poster tubes
    • Party decorations
    • Pine cones
    • Plant pots
    • Playing cards
    • Prescription bottles (label removed)
    • Pull tabs from beer or pop cans
    • Puzzle pieces
    • Scrap fabric
    • Scrapbooking supplies
    • Shells, decorative rocks
    • Shoeboxes, gift boxes
    • Small hardware
    • Stickers
    • Tins 
      • cookie/chocolate decorative 
      • coffee, cylinder with lids
    • Wrapping materials
      • gift bags
      • tissue paper
      • wrapping paper/foil
    • Yarns
    • Yogurt containers, strawberry baskets


    • Records
    • CDs/DVDs (including cases) – blank or non personal materials
    • Cassette tapes, DVD tapes (commercially recorded)
    • Cables
    • Memory sticks (blank)

    Old tools (not powered/electronic)

    • wrenches
    • hammers
    • nails
    • screws
  • Get ready to repurpose and craft your heart out! We ask that you:

    • please be respectful and leave some items for others
    • take a look at the leaving items drop down to see some of the items that may be at the Lodge.
    • share your creations with us! Submit a photo of your craft/project and it could be featured on the our website and in the Lodge. Email greenroutine@strathcona.ca 
  • We work with partner organizations to collect charitable or hard to recycle items. We collect:

    • pop can tabs
    • Campbell soup labels
    • shoes
    • old reading/sun glasses
    • writing instruments
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Do you have a passion for upcycling? Organizing? Meeting new people? Consider volunteering at the HodgePodge Lodge.

If you are interesting in becoming a volunteer lodge director please contact:

Erin Wildeboer


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Last updated: Wednesday, September 28, 2022
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