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Summer Job

Student Summer Position at the REAL Deal

30 hours a week for 8 weeks, $11.00 an hour. To begin week of June 22. Must work Thursday, Friday and Saturday, other hours to be discussed.

Candidate must be coming from full time studies and returning to full time studies in the fall. Preference to post-secondary students.

Send resumes and cover letters to Tracy Thomson, Store Manager, by June 6, 2015. Read more.

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Rain Barrels Available

We just got a shipment in and would like to move them quickly, so are taking $5 off the usual price. Price is $55 plus HST ($62.15) . See our rain barrel page. (All the barrels in this shipment are grey.)

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Evergreen Avenue Celebration
Saturday, June 6 at 11:00 a.m., Victoria Park

The event will mark the unveiling of a new interpretive panel and pay tribute to eight individuals named in new granite memorial markers.

The date was chosen to commemorate D-Day of WW2 as well as Canadian Environment Week. BBQ will follow the presentation.

See story by Stacey Roy in the Smiths Falls Record News.

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Survey on REAL Deal Hours

The REAL Deal is expanding!! We're hiring a second manager, of Renovation Materials, and expanding our hours. BUT, we would really appreciate your help in determining what those hours should be. Simply click on this survey. It takes less than 1 minute to complete.

Mosaic Workshop

Mosaic Plant Pot Workshop
Saturday, May 30, 9:30 - 12:30 at the REAL Deal
with artist Carol Richardson of Heritage Mosaics, Perth

We are registered to capacity for the 30th, but let us know if you would like to leave your name "just in case" something changes.

Learn how to make a broken dish mosaic flower pot. Cost: $15. Space limited. Must preregister at store or call Barb 283-9966. See some photos.

Doing a mosaic on another straight, sturdy, non-porous surface also possible if you consult with Carol in advance.

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Pitch In Smiths Falls
April 18 - May 2, 2015

Thanks to everyone who volunteered to clean up during this year's Pitch In - the Town of Smiths Falls is a lot cleaner thanks to you!

We'd like to make sure we know of everyone who participated, so please get in touch if you haven't already. We'll give you a reminder phone call or email next year! Contact Cathryn at 283-9819.

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REAL Deal Reuse Store
85 William St. W., Smiths Falls
Open Thurs, Fri and Sat. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

50% off everything in the store sale - ends May 23rd

We truly appreciate donations of gently used items, but please do not leave your donations when we are closed. Check out the REAL Deal Store Facebook page.

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Home Energy Audit Services

REAL offers energy audit services that will give you a better understanding of your home. A blower door test or thermography reading will help you determine energy-saving solutions that will genuinely benefit you.

For more details contact REAL (613) 283-9500 or Sue.

Read some other solutions to high home heating bills.

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Switch the Stat!

If you are switching to a newer, more energy-efficient programmable thermostat for your home, be careful how you dispose of the old one. Old thermostats contain mercury, a potent neurotoxin.

Bring your mercury-containing thermostat to the REAL Deal for collection. A recycling facility will dismantle it and prevent the mercury from contaminating the environment.




Electronics Recycling at the REAL Deal

The REAL Deal is an official Ontario Electronics Stewardship (OES) collection site for electronics waste.

We accept TVs, computers and peripherals, stereo equipment etc. Please consult the list carefully. We do not take other electric appliances (including microwave ovens), "white goods", or appliances containing freon. What is accepted.

Materials accepted during store hours only. Find out more.

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Have E-Waste, Can't Get to the REAL Deal?

Electronics are accepted for recycling at several authorized Ontario depots. Search by postal code at Various neighbouring municipalities also provide collection services, e.g. Tay, Rideau Lakes and Drummond North Elmsley, and may require proof of residency.

YAK in Perth also accepts e-waste.


Wondering what you can do about your high electricity bill? The Kill a Watt meter is a handy device to monitor the energy consumption of some of your electrical appliances.

Available for borrowing through the REAL Deal Store or these public libraries: Smiths Falls, Perth, Almonte, Carleton Place, Pakenham, South Elmsley and Elizabeth town Kitley (Spring Valley).

Each location has just one, so it is recommended you call ahead.

Are you on dialup? Tips from the Ontario Trillium Foundation on how to improve the dialup performance of your computer.


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