Convenient change to garbage disposal available in Mississauga for limited time only
Do you have some household goods you need to get rid of, but don't have the time to figure out where to donate them?
If you have a little extra "junk" in your home (one person's trash is another person's treasure, remember!), you might be happy to hear that Waste Reduction Week is back in Mississauga.
The city is partnering with Partners in Project Green, a program with the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, to host its fourth annual recycling collection drive for the special week.
From October 21 to 27, Mississauga residents can drop off unwanted electronics, clothing and textiles in bins located at 14 city facilities.
Drop-off locations include Mississauga Civic Centre, Mississauga Central Library, Garry W. Morden Training Centre and the City's 11 community centres: Burnhamthorpe, Carmen Corbasson, Clarkson, Erin Meadows, Frank McKechnie, Huron Park, Malton, Meadowvale, Mississauga Valley, River Grove and South Common.
So, what can you get rid of?
The city says you can drop off clothing, hats, bags, belts, ties, footwear, bedding, pillows, linens, curtains and sleeping bags.
You can also drop off electronic recyclables (excluding CDs, DVDs and VHS tapes) such as laptops, desktop computers, monitors, keyboards/mice, cell phones, electronic accessories, audio and visual equipment, network equipment, video game consoles, wires, scanners, cable receivers, portable digital music players, televisions, batteries, fax machines, medical devices, printers, toner and ink cartridges.
All clothing items will be donated to Diabetes Canada and all electronics will be collected for recycling by Ontario Electronic Stewardship's Recovery Program.
If you have some batteries you'd like to part with, you should note that battery-recycling bins can be found at the customer service area of city libraries and community centres all year-round.
Waste Reduction Week is a year-round program that educates Canadians on how to reduce waste, preserve natural resources and address climate change and water pollution.
In 2018, 7.5 tonnes of recyclables were collected during Waste Reduction Week in Mississauga, and a combined 15 tonnes have been collected since 2016.
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