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How Recycling in Newmarket Helps Us Make a Positive Social and Environmental Impact

July 12, 2023

Caring for our communities and recycling go hand-in-hand at The Salvation Army Thrift Store as we embrace every opportunity to partner with our neighbours to make a positive social and environmental impact.

On June 3rd, the Thrift Store Team proudly took part in the City of Newmarket’s Ward 1 Recycle Event. The event was hosted by Newmarket’s Ward 1 Councillor, Grace Simon, who was born in Newmarket and became councillor 5 years ago to better understand the community’s needs and how to serve in a greater way.

The annual event has been “a great service for the community,” said Grace. It is something residents look forward to every year as it gives them the ability to declutter while gathering items for recycling, shredding and donation.

Grace, who is also responsible for selecting the organizations to partner with for these events, chose to work with The Salvation Army Thrift Store, because as she said, “The Salvation Army is such a vital part of our community, our country and worldwide. You’re our first go-to, to having you participate with us. Knowing that the items are going to serve the right needs.”

We are grateful to both the teams and community members who took part in the Recycle Event. We collected 14 pallets of pre-loved clothing and household items—all which will truly make a difference in our communities while keeping items out of the landfill.

Thank you, Grace and the community members of Newmarket, for partnering with us and for helping us care for our communities and the planet we share.