The Recycling Centre collects a variety of things that can be made into new things rather than taking up space in landfills. This reduces the amount of resources taken from the earth.
It is last in order of importance of the classic three R’s for helping the environment – reduce, reuse, recycle.
It is important to remember that everything we have comes from the Earth. We should only use what we need and to rethink (another important R) what we really need.
Reusing things as much as possible makes sure we get the most value from what we have and reduces the amount of resources we take from the Earth.
There are many opportunities to reuse in our community.
The three businesses that provide opportunities for reusing are Freedom’s Way on Main St., the Second Hand Store at the Vocational Training Centre on Channing Drive and the ReUzIt store just off the Perimeter by the SPCA.
Reusing isn’t just for the items you no longer want. A good habit is to check these places for things you need before buying something new.
Freedom’s Way is a private business. The store at the Vocational Training Centre supports opportunities for Adults with Disabilities. Profits from ReUzIt are distributed as grants to local organizations by the operators.
The Trader’s Post, Buy and Sell, and Give and Take groups on Facebook also provide a great opportunity to reuse things.
Reusable items often arrive at the Recycling Centre. We may advertise them or pass them on to one of these organizations.
We also collect items individuals or groups need for a variety of reasons. If you need something call us at (204) 687-6169.