Wastewise is a registered charity located and serving mainly the Halton Hills area although the centre has a strong following throughout the Halton region.
Operating from a 10,000sq ft warehouse since 1991, this community based initiative offers education programs and recycling opportunities and generates revenue through the sale of used goods.
On the surface Wastewise is a place where people socialize, browse, tinker and go the extra distance 'to do their part'. However as a common link to all sectors, Wastewise is much more. The centre is exemplary of sustainable community economic development and front end approaches to managing waste.
- To promote the reduction, re-use and recycling of waste generated by the community of Halton Hills.
- To divert resources from disposal by supporting and developing outlets for all re-usable and recyclable items.
- To educate and encourage institutions, industries, business and individuals in the community to develop efficient methods of waste management and environmental sustainability.
- To carry on research and educational programs relating to waste management and environmental sustainability and to document and disseminate such information to the public, industries and government in order to encourage the reduction of waste and the promotion of recycling and environmental sustainability.