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Community recycling festival returns Saturday

In previous years the Re:Purpose Festival, run by the Guelph Tool Library, has helped find new homes for more than 3,000 kg of household items
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A community recycling festival is happening this May to help keep your old belongings out of the landfill. 

The Re:Purpose Festival will take place May 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Old Quebec Street Shoppes at 55 Wyndham St. N, unit T8. 

This year, the one-day festival will be accepting donations of items like cell phones, coffee packaging, toothbrushes, oral care packaging and one expired car seat per household. 

Re:Purpose Fest previously happened in 2019 and 2022, and has helped find new homes for more than 3,000 kg of household items. 

It’s a collaboration with the Guelph Tool Library and the City of Guelph; donated items will be collected on behalf of more than 20 different organizations to help keep goods out of the landfill. 

There will also be a vendor market with upcycled, recycled and repurposed goods from local vendors for the first time. 

The full list of accepted items will be available on the Guelph Tool Library’s website. You can learn more about the event here.


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