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Madison County ReUse Store

By Liza Solberg on October 4, 2013

After scraping by these first few months of school, are you in need of some home goods and decorating ideas? Pots and pans? Framed posters? What the heck is a strainer?

Instead of spending too much money on new home goods visit the ReUse store in Canastota where used items are restored and resold for less. You can find anything from a blender, to a painting, to a bike at this store. When you are checking out they weigh your purchases and thank you for keeping x amount of waste out of the landfill. You can save money and avoid unnecessary waste.

The store was created just a few over a year ago by Sharon Driscoll, the Madison County recycling coordinator, who noticed the amount of high quality recycling or waste that residents were throwing out. Now she runs the store as well as a small library where books are free to take. She says they even have regulars at the store, and that certain items always go fast- so make sure to be ready to buy when you come. The store helps reduce waste impact on the environment and is also a great way to raise consciousness about recycling and waste management in Madison County. Plus- it’s a jack pot for household goods, especially when you are on a budget!

I would highly recommend visiting the ReUse Store this fall which is open 7:10am to 3pm Tuesday through Saturday located on Buyea Rd across from the Madison Alternative Recycling Plant.

Want to learn more about why reusing and recycling is so important? We suggest this video “The Story of Stuff”

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