Donating material is an excellent way to help you declutter, and to repurpose, reuse and recycle materials you don't want and give them a second life. Here are guidelines to help you get started.
Why donating helps you and the environment
Each year countless tons of materials are needlessly tossed into landfills when they've outlived their owners' usefulness or interest. That includes materials we accept, such as office and art supplies, books, buckets, bolts of fabric and much more. Instead of throwing aside what's no longer needed, there's a better way to prevent our landfills from filling up with useful items that would otherwise be appreciated by someone else: donate*. For materials we do not accept, consider disposing of them responsibly at one of Montreal's ecocentre locations.
* Please note that we only take material donations from within Concordia University.
Materials we accept
Driftwood, wooden dowels, moulding and wood pieces (good condition, no nails/staples etc.), wooden boxes, popsicle sticks, plywood.
Textbooks, course packs, toxic/hazardous wastes, oil paints, solvents, furniture, styrofoam, VHS tapes, computers/printers/cell phones, used medical containers, medical equipment, personal care items (toothbrushes, combs, soap...), clothing, dishes, toilet paper rolls, auto parts/tires, scented items, used take-out containers, tin cans, housewares, newspapers, etc.