REUSE at Sheridan

Let’s start a REUSE Revolution! Before you toss an item in the bin, stop and think if it can be used for another purpose or by someone else. The attitude of REUSE begins with a mindset that materials can have usefulness beyond the owner’s original intention.

The MISSION ZERO FREEUSE POP UP SHOP aims to extend the life of useful goods, while promoting a culture of reuse, waste-reduction, and sharing on campus and beyond!

Sheridan students, faculty, and staff are invited to donate items that are CLEAN and in good/working condition from the list of acceptable items below, which will be sorted and offered back to the Sheridan community for reuse (free of charge!) during periodic Mission Zero Freeuse Pop Up Shop events. In the initiative’s first year (academic year 2022/2023), the Office for Sustainability collected over 2,600kg of donated items and hosted 35 pop up shopping events engaging over 4,000 “shoppers” across all three of Sheridan’s campuses! 

Have items you’d like to donate? Place acceptable items in labelled red bins located behind library desks at each campus (Davis, HMC, and Trafalgar). At Trafalgar, you can also pick up a labelled red bin from the mailroom (room A134) between 10:30 am-2:30 pm Monday-Thursday, take the bin to your workspace and place your donations inside, and then email to arrange for pickup! If you have items that cannot be accepted for reuse as part of the Mission Zero Freeuse Pop Up Shop initiative, please consider donating to other local charities.

Acceptable items (must be CLEAN and in good/working condition): 

  • Office/school supplies
  • Crafting supplies
  • Novels/books
  • School bags/cloth tote bags
  • Ceramics & small home décor items
  • Kitchenware & small appliances
  • Games & sporting goods
  • Clothing, footwear & accessories

Unacceptable items:

  • Damaged/broken/dirty items
  • Food or Liquids
  • Hazardous materials
  • Electronics
  • Cassette tapes/VHS tapes
  • Large appliances
  • Magazines/catalogues
  • Furniture
  • Helmets
  • Mattresses/bedding/towels