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
 
         Hardware
 
 
 
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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