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!

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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.

The new bigger and better HodgePodge Lodge is now open at the Broadview Enviroservice Station. The new building is located at the same location as the old building, but it is now heated and open year-round.


Broadview Enviroservice Station, 101 Broadview Road

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Day of the week Winter hours  
(mid-October to
Summer hours 
(mid-April to
Monday Closed Closed
Tuesday Closed 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The HodgePodge Lodge is closed for most statutory holidays.

HodgePodge Lodge items

Due to the size of the building, amount of great stuff we have on the shelves and the busy nature of the site we have limitations on what we can accept. Staff and volunteers have the ability to decline an item based on the capacity of the Lodge.

To make the HodgePodge Lodge a success, please don't dump garbage or leave broken items.

  • Do not leave items outside the lodge
  • No blinds or window coverings
  • No ceiling fans
  • No mirrors or large glass pieces
  • No broken items that no longer work
  • Please put a note on the item if it plugs in that it is still working

List of items not accepted (219.6 KB)

To keep track of how much material we're diverting from the landfill you'll be asked to weigh any material you drop off or take away.

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

  • 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 

The HodgePodge Lodge (HPL) is a Strathcona County initiative that facilitates upcycling within the community and decreasing material going to landfill. By taking an item from the HPL, you agree with Strathcona County that: you are taking that item "as is" and without any warranties or conditions of any kind, express or implied (including but not limited to fitness for a particular purpose); your taking and use of that item is at your own risk; and you are solely responsible for any consequences arising from your taking or use of that item. 

Volunteer at the Lodge

Do you have a passion for upcycling? Organizing? Meeting new people? Consider volunteering at the HodgePodge Lodge.

Volunteers sort and organize donated materials, assist customers and keep the Lodge running. 

Available Shifts

Days Shift times

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

You must be at least 13 years old to apply. A parent is required to volunteer alongside 13 and 14 year olds, those over 15 can volunteer by themselves. If you are interesting in becoming a volunteer please contact:

Supervisor, Waste Diversion Outreach Programs
Phone: 780-416-6784

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Last updated: Tuesday, April 23, 2024
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