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Freestore and

ReUse Area

All donations collected through the Freestore 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 Freestore?

We may still accept it, but on consignment. This means that you will need to pick it up if it isn't taken within a prescribed amount of time.

Another option is to check with the volunteers at the Nu-To-Yu community thrift store (4409 Bedwell Harbour Rd). They accept donations on Tues and Thurs from 9 AM to noon, and Saturdays from 11 am to 2 pm. 

You can also advertise your item on Facebook in the Pender Online Market.

For many people, the most interesting part of the depot is the Freestore. It has a great selection of free stuff awaiting a second life including: books, kitchenware, nicknacks, board games, plant 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.

In the summer months when parking is limited and the depot is busy, we ask that you limit your stay so that recyclers can find parking.

Please check with staff before dropping off any donations. Drop off items must be clean, in working order, and made of recyclable material, except when an item is accepted on consignment (see below for details).

What's a Reshop?

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. Re-useable wine bottles for wine and kombucha making are available ($2/box of a dozen).

If you'd like to donate or consign an item to the Reshop, please see a staff member. Or, call ahead (250 629 6962) to make sure that the type of item that you'd like to donate is accepted.

What's a Freestore?

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