June 7, 2006
Media Release

York Region helps residents clear out their clutter

Partnership with Goodwill will help divert materials from landfill
NEWMARKET The Regional Municipality of York has partnered with Goodwill for the third consecutive year to offer a series of donation drives in 2006 to help residents clear out their clutter.  These donation events provide an opportunity for residents to divert valuable material from landfill and give other, less fortunate individuals, a chance to use them. 
In 2005, York Region residents diverted 8,000 kilograms of reusable goods from landfill through Regional reuse events such as donation drives.
The final donation drive in the series of three offered this spring will take begin this Saturday at Vaughan Mills.  The event will feature prizes, live entertainment and refreshments provided by Starbucks Coffee Company.
When:  Saturday, June 10th through to Friday, June, 16th, 2006
 Monday to Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
 Opening Event: Saturday, June 10th, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Vaughan Mills
1 Bass Pro Mills Drive, City of Vaughan
Adjacent to Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Area 6I (next to Highway 400)
What:  Items being accepted include:
 Clothing, shoes, boots, belts, purses
 Hats, gloves, scarves
 Books, records, CDs, DVDs, video tapes
 Games, toys, sports equipment
 Housewares such as dishes and glassware
 Collectibles such as antiques
 Tools, power tools
 Fabrics and textiles
 Electrical or battery operated items
 Home Furnishings
For more information, please visit www.york.ca and click on the Clear Out Your Clutter! link.
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For more information on the Regional Municipality of York and our services, please visit www.york.ca
Media Contact: Tracy Atkins, Communications Specialist, Corporate Communications, York Region
 Phone:  (905) 830-4444, Ext. 1209 or After-hours Pager:  (905) 830-3302
 Email: tracy.atkins@york.ca
 Mitzie Hunter, Vice President, Marketing, Goodwill Toronto
 Phone: (416) 362-4711 or After-hours (416) 564-3530
 Email: mhunter@goodwill.ca

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