Edmonton Reuse Centre

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Reuse Centre
10004-103A Ave (in front of CN Tower)
Telephone 780-442-4380

The City of Edmonton operates a Reuse Centre where for $5 you can take as many items as you would like. For $50 non-profit agencies can purchase an annual membership allowing 25 visits.

(prices may change as time passes, but at the time this blog post was written – sthese were the fees)

The REuse centre is a great place for students, as you can often get school supplies including BOOKS, BINDERS, PAPER, PENS, PROTRACTORS, RULERS, etc. at almost zero cost.

All items are donated (which means you can drop off items as well – see their website HERE for details)

Other types of items offered and accepted include:

Arts & Crafts Supplies
Basket filler
Baskets (wicker only)
Beads
Bingo dabbers (full only)
Bows
Canvas
Cellophane
Chalk
Clay (modelling, pottery & play-doh)
Cookie cutters
Corks
Craft kits
Crayons (pencil & wax)
Feathers
Floral arranging supplies (holders, picks, etc)
Flowers (artificial only)
Foam core
Glitter
Glue (white, sticks & craft)
Googly eyes
Magnets
Moulds
Packing peanuts
Paint (acrylic, craft & watercolour only)
Paint brushes (arts & crafts only)
Pastels
Pine cones
Pipe cleaners
Pom-poms
Ribbon (fabric, gift & raffia)
Rubber stamps & ink pads
Scissors
Seashells
Sponges
Stencils
Stickers
String
Styrofoam (balls, cubes & sheets only)
Wax
Wire (craft only)
Wreaths

Home Décor
Carpet samples (small)
Countertop samples
Flooring samples
Paint swatches
Tiles (small only)
Upholstery samples
Wallpaper (samples & rolls)

Media
Cables (computer, phone & TV only)
Cassette tapes (commercially recorded only)
Computer disks (3.5”)
CD’s & DVD’s (incl. empty cases)
Photo slides
Records
Video games
Video tapes (commercially recorded only)

Metal
Aluminum pie plates & tart shells
Frozen juice lids
Keys
Pull tabs (from beer or pop cans)
Small hardware (brackets, nails, screws, etc)
Tins (Altoid, coffee, cookie & cylinder, with lids)

Needle Craft Supplies
Supplies for crochet, cross-stitch, embroidery, knitting, macramé, needlepoint, quilting, sewing & rug hooking

Batting
Burlap
Buttons
Needle Craft Supplies (continued)
Elastic
Fabric (minimum 0.25 meters)Fasteners (snaps, hooks, buckles, etc)
Faux fur
Felt
Lace
Leather (usable pieces only)
Neck ties
Needles (crochet, knitting, sewing, etc)
Patterns
Pins (straight & safety, place in container)
Sequins
Spools
Straps
Thread
Velcro
Vinyl (usable pieces only)
Wool
Yarn
Zippers

Office & School Supplies
Binders (no logos, not damaged)
Binding items (coils, etc)
Calculators (working only)
Clipboards
Dividers (tab & binder)
Duo tangs
Erasers (chalk board, dry erase & pencil)
Folders (file & hanging)
Hole punches
Holders (business card, CD & DVD, magazine, pen, name tag, etc)
Index cards
Labels
Lanyards
Markers (highlighter, Sharpie, dry erase, etc)
Notebooks
Note pads
Page protectors
Paper clips
Pencil cases
Pencil sharpeners
Pencils
Pens
Post-it notes
Push pins & thumbtacks
Register rolls
Rubber bands
Rulers
Staplers & staples
Tape (duct, masking, packing, scotch, etc)
Transparencies

Paper Products
Bookmarks
Boxes (gift, packing & shoe only)
Campbell’s labels
Calendars (with pictures only)
Cardboard tubes (paper towel & wrapping paper only)
Envelopes (regular & oversized, new only)
Gift bags
Greeting cards (new & used)
Maps
Mat board
Paper (all types, usable only)
Photographs (scenic only)
Poster board
Postcards
Postage stamps
Posters
Stationery
Tissue paper
Wrapping paper
Plastic
Bread bag tags
Bubble wrap
Film canisters (with lids)
Ice cream pails (4L, with lids)
Laundry soap scoops
Margarine containers (with lids, 1 & 2 lb only)
Milk jug lids
Prescription bottles (with lids, no labels)
Six pack rings (from pop or beer cans)
Yogurt containers (with lids, 750 gram only)

Various Other Items
Bags (cloth, paper, plastic & Ziplock)
Bells
Board games
Books (adult & children’s fiction & non-fiction, current textbooks only, no encyclopedias)
Candles & candle holders
Egg cartons
Hangers (wire only, please bundle)
Jars (baby food & canning only, with lids)
Jewelry (incl. broken)
Jewelry gift boxes
Key chains
Lamp shades
Lapel pins
Magazines (craft, National Geographic, nature, fitness, etc; no catalogues or free publications)
Marbles
Medals
Party decorations
Picture frames (with or without glass)
Photo albums & album pages
Plant pots (ceramic & clay only)
Playing cards
Prize ribbons
Promotional buttons
Puzzles (incl. incomplete)
Seasonal decorations (Valentine’s Day, Easter, Canada Day, Halloween, Christmas, etc)
Shelf liner
Storage bins
Tennis & golf balls
Trophies
Vases
Watches (incl. broken)

Wood
Clothespins
Dowels
Hockey sticks (incl. broken)
Popsicle sticks
Wood (small blocks & boards only; maximum length 3 feet)

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