ReUse Centre

The Baddeck ReUse Center is getting ready for the 2024 season. It operates each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. beginning May until October, 2024.

Open garage doors show donated items in the Baddeck ReUse Centre.

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.

We are now accepting donations for the 2024 season! The Re-Use Centre is opening Saturday April 27, 2024.

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 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  • used helmets or outdated, well-worn sporting equipment

Locations

Baddeck ReUse Centre
Located at the Waste Management Facility in Baddeck.


Operate a ReUse Centre

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 notified.

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 recycle@victoriacounty.ca or call 902-295-2026.

2024 ReUse Centre Operators

April 27, May 4, 11Knox Presbyterian Church
May 18, 25, June 1Alderwood Working Council
June 8, 15, 22Hospice Garden
June 29, July 6, 13Baddeck Nordic
July 20, 27, Aug 3Baddeck and Area Cat Rescue
Aug 10, 17, 24Rocking Horse Ranch
Aug 31, Sept 7, 14Baddeck Valley 4H Club
Sept 21, 28, Oct 5St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
Oct 12, 19, 26Middle River Recreation Association

ReUse Centre Application

Applications for the 2024 season are now closed.