October 20, 2006
Media Release

York Region partners with local organizations to hold Re-Use/Drop-Off Event for residents

NEWMARKET In recognition of Waste Reduction Week (October 16th-22nd), the Regional Municipality of York, in partnership with the Aurora Environmental Advisory Committee, Goodwill and Habitat for Humanity, is hosting a Re-Use/Drop-Off Event this Saturday, October 21st at the Region's Waste Management Centre in the Town of East Gwillimbury. 
This Saturday, residents can do their part to divert a portion of their household waste from landfills by dropping off their good quality, reusable items, including clothing, books, housewares, tools and building supplies.  Each resident who drops off items will receive a 56L bag of garden mulch, while quantities last.
Residents dropping off items are also welcome to take a tour of the Waste Management Centre where recyclable material is processed.  Tours will occur approximately every 30 minutes.
WHEN:                       Saturday, October 21st
                                    9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE:                     York Region's Waste Management Centre
                                    100 Garfield Wright Boulevard
                                    Town of East Gwillimbury
WHAT:                       Re-Use / Drop-off Event
                                    Residents can drop off items free-of-charge
Examples of items accepted:
         Clothing and accessories
         Books, music, DVDs, videos
         Games, toys, sports equipment and tools
         Fabrics, textiles, housewares
         Light and plumbing fixtures
         Kitchen and bath cabinets
         Unused full bundles of shingles
         Unopened Paint cans
Waste Management Centre Tours Residents will learn how waste and recyclables are processed at the Centre.
Tours will occur every 30 minutes between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
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Media Contact: Tracy Smith, Communications Specialist, Corporate Communications, York Region
Phone:  (905) 830-4444, Ext. 1209 or After-hours Pager:  (905) 830-3302
Email: tracy.smith@york.ca

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