Spring Clean before your Move

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Spring Cleaning and Moving Season are approaching fast , and many use this time to purge . Here are some ideas for some more unusual items in and around the home. 

DONATE USED SPORTS EQUIPMENT 

The Good Life Community Bicycle Shop is a non-profit education and resource centre that uses bicycles as a vehicle to empowering individuals and communities through DIY & supported bicycle repair and maintenance, used bikes & parts, and workshops. 

Below is a list of other agencies/resources for donating slightly used sporting equipment:

Value Village

Women In Need Society 

DONATE YOUR OLD EYEGLASSES FOR A GOOD CAUSE

Donate used glasses and frames to CLERC . Clerc is an official Lions Clubs International Eyeglass Recycling Centre provides recycled eyewear free of charge to people in developing countries.

REPURPOSE OR DONATE YOUR WEDDING DRESS

Check out these creative solutions to the conundrum of what to do with your wedding dress after the wedding 

This program provides comfort for families by providing a beautiful gown for final burial services. There is no greater gift that can be given to a grieving family than affirming the importance of the life of their child by offering this simple gift. 

Fighting cancer. One Dress at a time. At The Brides’ Project, they accept and sell donated gowns with all profits going to cancer charities.

Below is a list of other agencies that will accept Wedding Dress and Clothing donations:

Value Village

Woman In Need Society

Goodwill 

CPA Alberta

Thrift Store

Below is a list of other agencies that will accept Electronic donations:

Value Village

Women In Need Society 

Thrift Store

TRASH OR RECYCLE IT

Find out when your next community clean up is to get rid of unwanted household items and property waste.

DISPOSE OF HAZARDOUS WASTE 

Most household and commercial paints are accepted for recycling but some material cannot be accepted here

Below are links to locations that will accept Paint Cans:

 

Calgary

Edmonton

Their mission is to collect as many socks as possible for the homeless and would love it if you could help @ http://www.odd-sox.org/about-us.html

RECYCLE YOUR E-WASTE 

The Electronic Recycling Association’s key mandate is to reduce electronic waste. Most households and businesses have unwanted electronics taking up valuable storage space because they aren’t aware of disposal options, or are concerned about data security on their devices. Era prevent's unwanted computers, laptops and related electronic equipment from being prematurely destroyed or recycled by offering Canadian organizations and individuals secure and accessible disposal options. 

The City of Calgary and Edmonton have programs tailored towards E-Waste and more information regarding these initiatives can be found at the links below :

Calgary

Edmonton

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