May 31, 2006
Media Release

York Region helps residents clear out their clutter

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.
Where: Hillcrest
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 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

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