Salvation Army and Region divert 1 million pounds from landfills

The region, its’ residents and the Salvation Army Thrift Store have teamed up to divert 1 million pounds of reusable items from landfills. Donor Welcome Centres (DWCs) at community recycling centres (CRCs) and a thrift store within one has made the donation of clothing, household products and furniture easier.

The Region aims for a 75 per cent waste diversion goal, which has been helped along by the contributions of over 16 thousand residents in 6 months.

“We are extremely grateful to the community and the Region, which have helped us achieve this major milestone,” said Tonny Colyn, National Product Acquisition Manager at The Salvation Army Thrift Store.

CRC donation locations are:

  • Brampton: Brampton CRC, 395 Chrysler Dr. and Heart Lake CRC, 420 Railside Dr.
  • Mississauga: Battleford CRC, 2255 Battleford Rd. and Fewster CRC, 1126 Fewster Dr.

Acceptable items include accessories, antiques and collectibles, books and media, eye glasses, furniture, gently used clothing, household items, plumbing fixtures, power equipment, shoes, small appliances, sports equipment, tools, shop equipment, and toys.

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