August 14, 2004

Reusable household goods drop-off event in
East Gwillimbury

NEWMARKET The Regional Municipality of York, in partnership with Goodwill Industries, will have a truck available to collect reusable goods on Saturday, August 14th from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon in the parking lot at the East Gwillimbury Sports Complex.
The Sports Complex, located at 1914B Mount Albert Road in Sharon, will accept old clothes, shoes, books, toys, housewares and electronics that are in good condition, as part of a pilot project to recycle goods.
Residents are encouraged to bring their housewares so that others can use items they no longer require.  The drop-off is an excellent means of diverting unwanted items from landfills.
Drop off locations are being considered for other parts of York Region, pending the success of the East Gwillimbury pilot.
For more information about the drop-off, please call 905-830-4444, extension 5717.
Please note that the Environmental Services Committee of East Gwillimbury is also holding a plastic drop-off day on Saturday, August 14, 2004 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon in the parking lot at the East Gwillimbury Sports Complex located at 1914B Mount Albert Road in Sharon.
Non-blue box plastics, except #3 polyvinyl chloride (PVC), will be collected.  Please pack items in clear plastic bags.

The Regional Municipality of York is committed to providing cost-effective, quality services that respond to the needs of our rapidly growing communities.  York Region is comprised of the following nine area municipalities:  Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King, Markham, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Vaughan and Whitchurch-Stouffville.  For more information, visit our Web site at:

Contact: Patrick Casey, Senior Media Relations Specialist, York Region

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