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REAL collects a number of other waste products for appropriate recycling, in addition to the materials resold in the store.

  • Electronics.  REAL is an OES (Ontario Electronic Stewardship) e-waste depot.  Please ask for assistance if the item is heavy. We will put it the big, covered black metal bin you see near the entrance.  If we are busy, leave your e-waste by the wall, but please do not block the bin doors from opening.
  • Inkjet, laser and toner print cartridges.  These are collected for the United Way of Lanark County, who recycles them to raise funds.  Bring the used cartridge in the box your new cartridge came in, if possible.  Collection box near customer entrance.
  • Single use batteries (no large e.g. car batteries).  A collection bucket is near the customer entrance.
  • Plastic outer milk bags.  Collection box near cash, ask cashier.
  • Old-style mercury thermostats .  Collection bucket near customer entrance.
  • Scrap metal.  We get a little bit of cash for it.  Please give to a staff member.
  • Electrical cord and wire (e.g. Christmas light strings),  Please give to a staff member.

These materials should be brought to us ONLY during store hours.  Please do not leave them outside.