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Drop off unwanted items during Environment Days

The Regional Municipality of Durham, in partnership with the area municipalities, is inviting residents to drop off items for reuse, recycling and safe disposal.

When and where:

  • Saturday, June 15 from 8 am to noon (rain or shine), Whitby Operations Centre, 333 McKinney Drive, Whitby
  • Saturday, June 22 from 8 am. to noon (rain or shine), Rick MacLeish Memorial Community Centre (parking lot), 91 Elliot Street, Cannington
  • Saturday, September 21 from 8 am. to noon (rain or shine), Lakeview Park (parking lot), Kluane Avenue, Oshawa
  • Saturday, October 5 from 8 am. to noon (rain or shine), Municipal Boat Launch (parking lot), 2 Old Rail Lane, Port Perry

Durham Region’s Environment Days support a circular economy, a model which retains and recovers as much value as possible from resources by reusing, repairing, refurbishing, remanufacturing, or repurposing products and materials before they are recycled or thrown out, said a region notice.

It said residents can donate  for reuse, including clean, dry and odourless clothing and textiles, shoes, bedding and small household items and sporting goods in working condition. For a complete list visit Materials refused by charities must be removed by residents and may be disposed of at one of the region’s waste management facilities. Standard fees may apply.

Recycle your electronic waste: Residents can also safely recycle their end-of-life electronic waste at Environment Days, which helps to recover and recycle valuable resources while keeping toxic materials out of the waste stream. Examples of electronic waste include cell phones, audio and video players, VCRs, DVD and Blu-Ray players, stereos, computers, televisions, cameras, radios and more. Residents should erase personal information from hard drives and SIM cards before bringing their obsolete, broken and end-of-life electronics for safe and secure recycling.

Safely dispose of household hazardous waste: To help ensure household hazardous waste (HHW) items are safely managed, and to prevent toxic materials from entering local ecosystems and water sources, residents can also bring HHW items to the Environment Days event. Examples of HHW include antifreeze, batteries, brake fluid, motor oil and filters, fluorescent light bulbs and tubes, cooking oil, medication, mercury thermostats and more. Commercial, institutional, agricultural, or industrial waste is not permitted.

The region said residents are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item, to be donated to a local food bank (please check that boxes and cans are not damaged, opened or expired)

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