ReUse Centres

The Baddeck ReUse Center is open for the 2022 season. It operates each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. beginning on April 30 until October 29, 2022. Click here for a full list of 2022 operators.

How it works: Donate your clean and working condition items that you no longer need or want to a ReUse Centre. By donating gently used items you are not only helping the environment by diverting items from our landfills but you are also helping a local charity. Not-for-profit organizations apply to operate the ReUse Centre to sell donated items. Proceeds go to the organization designated for that day.

We welcome donations daily, however, there are some items we are unable to accept due to sanitary and health and safety concerns. Therefore, all items you donate must be clean and in working condition.

The rule of thumb is if the item is clean and works than the best thing to do is donate it and help a local charity.

Donate items that are:

  • gently used
  • not beyond repair
  • clean
  • in good condition working condition
  • still usable and you don’t want to keep
  • going to sell and have lots of life left in them

Items not accepted:

  • soiled, broken or torn items
  • mold or mildew-stained items
  • ​automotive/ATV parts
  • appliances for parts
  • children’s items (toys, car seats, cribs or strollers)
  • electronics, working or otherwise
  • hazardous materials (paints, household cleaners, used batteries, old tires and aerosol products)
  • mattresses, box springs or sofa beds
  • propane tanks or barbecues
  • textiles (bedding, carpets or fabrics of any kind)
  • used helmets or outdated, well-worn sporting equipment


Baddeck ReUse Centre
(now accepting donations for the 2022 season)
Located at the Waste Management Facility in Big Baddeck.

Dingwall ReUse Centre
(opening soon)
Located at the Dingwall Waste Management Facility.

Our goal is to divert materials from Nova Scotia landfills while helping local not-for-profit organizations. Groups can apply to operate a ReUse Centre for 3 consecutive Saturdays. The order is chosen via random draw. During the Saturdays that you are given, any proceeds collected belong to the group. Once dates have been selected groups will be contacted and with arrangements.

Not-for-profit responsibilities:
• Provide your own cash/float
• Provide your own helpers
• Set your own prices
• Please provide us with a primary contact person

For more information contact or call 902-295-2026.

ReUse Centre Application

Applications for the Baddeck location are now closed for the 2022 season.