One person’s junk is another’s treasure 

Susan Jacques 

The new recycling space at the Cowansville Regional Eco-Centre is a treasure trove for many reasons. Not only can an individual find lumber, home renovation and building supplies, but furniture, sports equipment, children’s toys and exercise machines. This is recycling at its best and these treasures can be yours absolutely free of charge. 

David Rumsby, the General Manager of the entire Ecocentre at 2500 Rang St. Joseph in Cowansville, is thrilled at how this new project is filling a void. There is space for people to bring their unwanted objects and know that someone else will be able to benefit from their reuse. Households that are having to downsize, now have a worthwhile location to bring their possessions. Also, with the high price of lumber and building materials, there is a possibility of finding just what you need for your own project. The Ecocentre is where you should drop off all construction/renovation/demolition waste, electronics, batteries and propane tanks. This is also the site where the contents of our brown bins are turned into compost, which can also be picked up without cost. For more information concerning the centre, visit: call: 450-263-2351. 

Hours of operation are: Monday to Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday: 8 a.m. to 12 noon and 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. It should be noted that you will be asked for proof of residency. This reuse and recycling space in Cowansville is particularly worthwhile thanks to the friendliness of the staff and the well laid out facility.