Partnership with Goodwill Industries will help divert materials from landfill
NEWMARKET – The Regional Municipality of York has partnered with Goodwill Industries 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 over 8,000 kilograms of reusable goods from landfill through Regional reuse events such as donation drives.
The second of three donation drives will be held this Saturday at Hillcrest in the Town of Richmond Hill.
When: Saturday, June 3rd, 2006
9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
9350 Yonge Street, Town of Richmond Hill
Parking lot area facing Carrville Road
What: Donation drive
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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Media Contact: Tracy Atkins, Communications Specialist, Corporate Communications, York Region
Phone: (905) 830-4444, Ext. 1209 or After-hours Pager: (905) 830-3302