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Three Reuse Centres are operated by the County as a "last chance" alternative to landfill for items in good condition. (Fees apply to drop off items - no charge to take items home with you.) Over 180,000 kg (397,000 lbs) has been diverted through the Reuse Centres since the first one opened in 2003.
The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change's Environmental Compliance Approval (ECA) for the waste facilities requires the County to follow a series of procedures, as described below. Thank you for your cooperation in making the Reuse Centre initiative a success in Wellington County.
at the scale house, let the attendant know you have an item for the Reuse Centre
Acceptable items include: small furniture, sporting goods, toys, books, housewares, etc.
Unacceptable items include: hazardous materials, food wastes, liquids, potentially unsanitary items (such as toilets, mattresses, etc.), textiles and bulky items.
The attendant has the discretion to not accept any item.
If you see any item(s) that you would like to take home:
fill out the information/waiver (IW) form that is located by the mailbox inside the Reuse Centre
Items are selected and removed from the Reuse Centre at your own risk. The County does not warrant or guarantee the items in any way and are taken "as is."
If you have large appliances or heavy furniture that you would like to give away free, take advantage of the Bulky Item Posting board in the Reuse Centres. Simply fill out a blank sheet and post on the bulletin board inside the Reuse Centres. You can also post items on the Wellington Reuses website.