Wastewise is a registered charity, non profit organization which grew from local opposition to numerous large scale waste proposals.
Operating since April 1991, this community based recycling initiative offers educational tours & recycling opportunities while generating revenue through the sale of used goods.
After being in a 10,000sq, ft building for 23 years Wastewise relocated to a bigger location (12,800 sq.ft) in March 2014 that gives us more parking, more windows and the ability to accept more good stuff.
We currently offer employment to 7 staff who are largely supported by volunteers who have contributed over 38675 hours to the centre since opening.
On the surface, Wastewise is a place where people socialize, browse, tinker with appliances or go the extra distance to “do their part”. In this DIYer era many innovative people and groups have found Wastewise to be a superior source of materials and ideas. The television and movie industry are constantly scouring items at Wastewsie for props.
As the centre enters its 25th year, we are pleased to say that Wastewise has diverted from disposal over 2157 tons for reuse and over 3076 tons of material for recycling which includes over 150 metric tons of ewaste.
Becoming an integral part of this community and helping to enrich the cultural vibrancy has been a big part of what drives Wastewise to succeed. We are proud supporters of Willow Park Ecology Centre and have worked closely with the Town of Halton Hills to create recycling opportunities at local community parks. This is in addition to donating funds to smaller local groups including Conservation Halton, POWER, Concerned Residents Coalition and Acton and Georgetown BIA’s.
In 2006 Wastewise initiated the Landry Scholarship where the 3 local high schools each receive $1000 to be awarded to student/students who are pursuing environmental studies.
Wastewise is the proud recipient of the 2015 Environmental excellence Award for the HHCC and has received many letters of recognition including ones form the Georgetown Legion and Halton Region. The Region of Halton acknowledges our contribution to prolonging of the landfill life thru a reuse subsidy fund.
Sunday – closed