BY KELLY ROCHE
Used clothing, furniture, toys, and other household items dropped off at Peel Community Recycling Centres (CRC) will be making their way to the Salvation Army Thrift Store.
Items from ‘donor welcome centres’ will be sold at Thrift Store locations in Mississauga and Brampton “to benefit the area’s needs,” said Region of Peel spokeswoman Noelle Boughton in an emailed statement.
The alliance comes following the closure of 16 Goodwill stores and 10 donation centres across Ontario last January.
At the time, “we directed Mississauga and Brampton residents to other non-profit agencies, including the Salvation Army Thrift Store, the Canadian Diabetes Association, and Habitat for Humanity,” said Boughton.
The partnership will help meet the Region’s 75 per cent waste diversion goal, according to waste management director Norm Lee.
The Thrift Store is opening its new Brampton CRC location at 395 Chrysler Dr. on Sept. 6.
An estimated 200 tonnes of donations were received in 2015 when all five drop-off areas were operating throughout Peel Region.
The Thrift Store diverted 68.8 million pounds of gently used clothing and household items nationally from Canadian landfills in 2015-2016.
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 can be dropped off at these Peel CRCs:
(Source: Region of Peel)