Friday, 30 November 2012

Join us as we go forth and REUSE!

Hey! Thanks for stopping by. Welcome to the first post of Reuse-it Edmonton blog. We are a bunch of passionate reusers working to provide a digital space to promote reuse and share stories about the City of Edmonton Reuse Centre. 

The Reuse Centre 
Let’s start off with a little bit about  the Reuse Centre. The centre is a facility that promotes reusing in Edmonton by accepting items that aren't accepted elsewhere and selling them to individuals and organizations for a small flat rate fee. We are all pretty proud of the fact that we have diverted over 560 tons of items since 2007! 
A happy customer
Over the years, we have also become sort of a community hub in Edmonton. We have customers that drop by every day to browse through our store, chat with staff and sometimes let us know what they do with the treasures they pick up here. We have an active and essential troop of volunteers, made up of citizens, community groups and businesses, who help with sorting, educating, promoting and touring.

Walter, one of our volunteers working hard!
So, in essence, this blog is going to try to expand our community by connecting on-line with those passionate about reuse.  Our goal is to provide a space for people to learn and share. So stay tuned for posts that highlight reuse tips, reuse crafting ideas, reuse news, customer and volunteer profiles and anything else reuse.
We value your input and welcome any comments*, feedback, suggestions and/or ideas!  If you would like to connect with us, leave a comment or e-mail us.

In honour of this new blog, we have devised a contest for our readers. Answer the question: What ways do you reuse during the holidays? Your name will be entered in a draw for a $5 gift card to the Reuse Centre. Please submit your answer by commenting on this post. Deadline is December 16th. In the meantime, thanks for stopping by and happy reusing!

(*We just ask commenters to adhere to the guidelines for commenting outlined under the Blog Comment Policy tab)

- Hayley (Staff)


  1. i try to reuse wrap & bows from gifts recieved during the year....
    i reuse paper (flyers etc etc) to pad my mail-out gifts
    i reuse various tins and packages that i've gotten at the reuse centre (THANKS _ ALL U CAN CARRY $5-GREAT DEAL) to package my gifts

  2. Thanks supersu for your comment! Those are some great tips!

  3. supersu you have won our contest! Congrats! Please e-mail me at so we can get your $5 Reuse Centre gift certificate.