If you are moving off-campus, to a different house or moving out of the city altogether it can be tempting to throw unwanted items in the trash and call it a day. These items can find a second life and help another individual purchase low-cost goods if you take the time to dispose of them properly
If you are looking to make back some of your investment, you can try to sell off some of your items. Make use of online options like
or sell to a local pawn or consignment shop .
Giving gently used items a second life is a great way to keep them out of the trash. In Thunder Bay, if you live in residence donation bins are set up in Bartley Front.
|Non-perishable unopened food|
Food Resource Center (also willing to take cookware)
|Furniture, Appliances, Decor, Tools and Electronics||Habitat for Humanity Re-store Store|
|Habitat for Humanity Re-store Store|
Student Health and Wellness is accepting books for their lending library- drop them off in the bookcase in our lobby
|Sporting Equipment||Community Spokes- bikes in any condition or part|
Other charities like the Canadian Diabetes Association (1-800-226-8464), Kidney Clothes (1-800-414-3484) and Community Living Ontario (1-800-278-8025) will pick up your used clothing. Please call ahead if you are unsure of what is accepted.
Dispose of Properly
If your items aren’t in good enough condition to be reused, then they should be disposed of properly with only the necessary items going to the landfill.
If you live off campus, curbside recycling collection takes place every two weeks, usually on the same day every week, except for holiday exceptions. There is no limit on how much you can recycle- just sort items properly.
For apartment recycling information, contact your apartment Superintendent.
If you live off campus in Orillia, curbside garbage collection is every other week, and recycling and green bin/yard waste are collected weekly.See the City of Orillia’s Recycling guidelines
Used or broken electronics do not belong in the landfill. Printers, monitors, tvs, chargers, cables, laptops, tablets, cameras and batteries
Bartley Building Front desk
|Household Hazardous Waste Depot||City of Thunder Bay Household Hazardous Waste Depot||City Of Orillia|
|Unused or Expired Medications||Participating Pharmacies||Participating Pharmacies|