Free Store and
All donations collected through the Free Store and ReShop help fund their maintenance.
Thank you for supporting these re-use initiatives.
Examples of some treasures you might find in our ReShop (photos by Niki Roberts)
What if an item doesn't qualify for the Free Store?
We may still accept it into the Free Store, but on consignment. This means that you will need to pick it up if it isn't taken within a prescribed amount of time.
Or, the Nu-To-Yu community thrift store (4409 Bedwell Harbour Rd) may accept it. Their drop off days are Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm.
You can also advertise your item on our Community Bulletin Board (the cork board located outside the Free Store).
For many people, the most interesting part of the Pender Island Recycling Depot is our Free Store. It has a great selection of free stuff awaiting a second life: books, kitchenware, nicknacks, board games, garden pots, building hardware, and lots more. Everything is free . . . although donations are gratefully accepted.
Parking for the FreeStore is in the scrap metal area only.
Due to Covid, before entering the Free Store, please:
1. Wear a mask
2. Sanitize your hands
Maintain a distance of 6' from other shoppers and follow the arrows on the floor to avoid crossing paths with other shoppers.
Check with staff before dropping off anything for the Free Store. Free Store drop off items must be in working order and made of recyclable materials, except when an item is accepted on consignment (see below for details).
The ReShop has items on display that can be acquired by donation (negotiable).
You may find previously-used appliances, electronics, building supplies, sports equipment, tools, and more.
The ReShop Gallery features local art and repurposed and refurbished items "up-cycled" by local artists. They are available for a minimum suggested donation.
If you'd like to donate or consign an item to the ReShop, please drop it off when the recycling depot is open. See a depot staff member when you arrive. You're welcome to call ahead (250 629 6962) to make sure that we are able to accept the item that you'd like to donate.
Re-useable wine bottles for winemaking are available ($2/box of a dozen).