November 7, 2007
Media Release

Reuse, Your environment and community will thank you

 
Final 2007 York Region, Goodwill Reuse/Dropoff event this weekend
 
NEWMARKET The Regional Municipality of York, in partnership with Goodwill, is hosting a final 2007 Reuse/Dropoff event this Saturday, November 10th at Hillcrest in the Town of Richmond Hill.
 
Between 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., residents are invited to visit the Hillcrest parking lot off of Carrville Road west of Yonge Street where York Region and Goodwill staff will be accepting reusable goods.
 
Residents participating in the event will be diverting unnecessary waste from landfill while also giving back to the community.  All donations will go directly toward Goodwill's mission of creating work opportunities for people facing serious barriers to employment, including persons with disabilities, youth at risk, the chronically unemployed, Aboriginal people and newcomers to Canada.
 
Good quality reusable items accepted include:
 
  Clothing, shoes, boots, belts, purses
  Jewellery
  Hats, gloves, scarves
  Books, records, CDs, DVDs, videotapes
  Games, toys, sports equipment
  Housewares such as dishes and glassware
  Collectibles such as antiques
  Tools, power tools
  Fabrics and textiles
 
Large amounts of shredded paper may also be dropped off at the donation event.  Residents are reminded that smaller amounts can be placed in the Green Bin.
 
Items not accepted at the donation event include:
 Baby furniture, such as strollers and playpens
 Mattresses
 Large appliances
 Building materials, plumbing fixtures and carpeting
 
This is the fourth year The Regional Municipality of York has partnered with Goodwill Industries on reusable donation drives.  In 2006, York Region residents diverted over 19 tonnes of reusable goods from landfill through Regional reuse events.
 
For more information on the Regional Municipality of York and our services, please visit www.york.ca
 
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Media Contact: Kim Sinclair, Communications Specialist, York Region
 Phone:  905 830-4444, ext. 1209 or Cell: 905 251-6412
 Email:  Kim.Sinclair@york.ca
 
 

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