Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Back to School with the Reuse Centre

'Tis the season for school supply shopping! But before stepping into the mall rush, visit the Reuse Centre to ease some of your shopping woes.

Years ago, armed with school supply lists for my niece and nephew, I did just that and was rewarded. Almost half of the list was regularly accepted items! I was also delighted to find dictionaries in with the books, and lots of stickers for them to decorate and personalize their supplies.

It’s also been rumoured that more than one university student has found required textbooks at the Reuse Centre!

All this, reusing, and the thrill of the hunt for $5 (for 50kg)!  Last time I checked, that was about the price of one new binder.  My sister was certainly happy with my finds.

Visit us for all of your binder needs!
Here are some common school supplies that can be found in our Arts & Crafts and Office & School Supplies areas:

Crayons are a popular item here!
For Elementary School:
  • Craft glue  
  • Pencils (with colourful designs)
  • Pencil cases
  • Erasers
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Crayons (wax and pencil)
  • Markers
  • Scissors

For High School and University:
Students of all ages can find supplies
at the Reuse Centre!
  • Binders (always in stock, in various sizes and colours)
  • Note pads, notebooks, paper
  • Pens
  • Highlighters and markers
  • Geometry sets
  • Calculators
  • Index cards 
  • Duotangs and dividers

Do yourself (and your wallet) a favour this school year, and try the Reuse Centre before you hit the mall!

A full list of Reuse Centre accepted items can be found here

- Lana (Volunteer)

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