Re-Use Depot

COVID-19 Notice

The Township of North Kawartha is taking actions to help protect the health of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit our COVID-19 page to stay informed of closures/changes to Township services, amenities, and programs.  

As Garbage and Recycling Collection is deemed an essential service, the Waste/Transfer Stations will maintain regular hours
Curbside Collection will continue as per the normal schedule. To support social distancing, residents are encouraged to use Curbside Collection. 

The Re-Use Depot had to close due to COVID-19 restrictions, but will re-open on Environmental Day (June 6, 2021). The Depot currently can accept the donated items listed below, but cannot allow distribution of items until the re-opening.


Items for the Re-Use Depot shall be brought to the attention of the Transfer Station Attendant at the booth. 

No fee is to be paid for donating items to the Re-Use Depot.

No fee is to be paid for taking items from the Re-Use Depot.

Only items that are clean and in good and working condition are acceptable. 

Hours of Operation: 
The Re-Use Depot is open year-round during the Anstruther Transfer Station's regular schedule.

Donating Items To The Re-Use Depot:

Acceptable items include: 

  • Small furniture (tables, chairs)
  • Sporting goods
  • Toys
  • Books, vinyl records, DVDs, CDs, VHS and cassette tapes
  • Housewares, dishes, pots, pans, utensils
  • Dressers, desks, bookshelves
  • Novelty items or 'antique-type' items (door knobs, milk cans, etc.)
  • Memorabilia, collectibles
  • Bicycles
Items NOT ACCEPTED include, but are not limited to:
  • Couches, large chairs
  • Mattresses
  • Electrical appliances (classified as waste electronics or scrap metal)
  • Items containing Freon (fridges, dehumidifiers, water coolers, air conditioners, etc.)
  • Clothing, footwear
  • Linens, blankets, sleeping bags, pillows, etc.
  • Auto parts, tires, batteries, or automotive accessories
  • Potentially unsanitary items (toilets, etc.)
  • Bulky items

The Attendant has the discretion not to accept any item for the Re-Use Depot.

Taking Items Home From The Re-Use Depot:

All items in the Re-Use Depot are free, and are on a first-come, first-served basis. 

  • The Municipality of North Kawartha assumes no responsibility for any items selected or removed from the Re-Use Depot.  Customers do so at their own risk.  
  • The Municipality does not warrant or guarantee any items from the Re-Use Depot in any way, and all items are 'as is'.  
  • Should an item be returned to the Transfer Station, it may go back in the Re-Use Depot with the Attendant's approval, otherwise, it shall be disposed of accordingly, and thus be subject to the applicable tipping fee.

Policy Statement:

The Township of North Kawartha is always investigating methods to divert and reduce the amount of garbage being deposited into the Bensfort Road Landfill Site in Peterborough, Ontario. These methods are referred to as Diversion Programs, and include, but are not limited to: the blue box recycling program, waste electronics, scrap metal, leaf and yard waste, residential C & D (Construction and Demolition), organics, etc.

The Township's objective is to divert 50% of the garbage collected in the Township, whether in the Transfer Stations, or at the Curbside.

An interesting off-shoot of this objective was the implementation of the Free Re-Use Depot at the Anstruther Transfer Station.

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