Before considering whether you should donate an item, ask yourself, "Can I see this being used in a classroom setting"?
What we take and why
Remida gathers clean discards and offcuts from industry and businesses, which can be directly re-purposed into a classroom setting.
Our ability to accept items depends on their overall condition. If an item or box of items needs to be cleaned before it can be used, it is not something we can take. Waste items, such as gas bottles, old clothes and damaged furniture, are not suitable for our programs. We do accept donations of craft materials, dressmaking fabric and other miscellaneous items on a case by case basis. But what about my stuff from home? Wherever possible, we support the responsible disposal of unwanted items. Here are some questions to help you decide if the item is a potential REmida resource. - Can it be directly-repurposed into a classroom setting? - Does it require a lot of cleaning before it can be used and, if so, am I willing to clean it so REmida doesn't have to? - Would I give the item to my kids to play with or use? - Does the item fall into an arts and craft category? - Can I see something like my item when I look at the materials pictures? Have I emailed REmida to see if they can either take the item or point me in the right direction?
Before you get ready to donate an item,
please check the list below.
There are some items we never take:
Gas bottles and cylinders
Furniture (we are out of storage space)
Clothes, shoes, makeup, hair brushes
CD cases (but we love CDs)
Used food containers and takeaway cups (but unused is great)
If you're not sure, a great way to start is with a photo and an email. This allows the collection team to see the item and better support your repurposing efforts.
Become a Collections Partner
Remida offers a free collection service for businesses who become a regular part of our repurpose-network.
Our aim is to make the process as simple and straightforward as possible. You are always welcome to call and request a collection if you have additional items.
If you are interested in learning more, please send us an email.