Disposing unwanted reusable items

Do you have unwanted reusable items you want to dispose? Not sure where to take items to be reused? You've got options!

Charity

Donating gently used items is a great way to recycle. Remember that for health and safety reasons certain items are not accepted by charities and non-profit groups. If these items are dropped off, the organization has to pay to dispose of them.

Check with the charity or group before you drop your items off.

Unacceptable items include:

  •     mattresses and pillows
  •     cribs, playpens and child car seats
  •     broken and damaged electrical items
  •     propane tanks, car parts and tires
  •     stained clothing and fabric
  •     items left in the rain

These items can instead be dropped off at the Broadview Enviroservice Station. A fee may apply.

Upcycle

Upcycling is the process of transforming unwanted or unused items into new products, usually through DIY crafting. Join a local group on Facebook or other social media sites.

Reuse

HodgePodgeLodge
For items around the house that still have some life in them but aren't suitable for recycling or charity. Located at Broadview Enviroservice Station, open daily (mid-April to mid-October) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Reuse Centre
6835 83 Street Edmonton

Ambleside Eco Station Reuse area
14710 Ellerslie Road SW Edmonton

Waste wise
Search for items to find businesses, charities and services where you can take your reusable items.

Freecycle
Give your unwanted items to someone else.

Further information

Related pages

Related topics

Last updated: Monday, August 19, 2019
Page ID: 39967