Earth Week 2017

Earth Week

Once again the Municipality of Meaford, in conjunction with a group of volunteers, will be hosting various events around the Municipality during Earth Week.

This year the RE-Use & ECO-Fair will take place at the Meaford & St Vincent Community Centre
Saturday, April 29th  from 10am to 2pm.


Earth Week Brochure

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Earth Day Brochure 2017


Re-Use Fair

The RE-Use portion of the RE-Use & ECO-Fair is one key way the community contributes to waste reduction. The RE-Use station receives unwanted but reusable goods. The goods then are passed along to groups that request them in advance via their Wish list. Over the past 3 year’s almost three tons of goods changed hands.

If you are a member of a community group that would like to participate, please complete the Wishlist Application 2017 and return it to aknott@meaford.ca by Friday, March 31st.

The list of items needed will be published in April, so please check back then!

2017 Wishlist Items

Do you have any of the ‘wished for’ items on the list below? Are you ready to part with them? Bring them to the Meaford and St Vincent Community Centre. Saturday, April 29th, between 10am and 2 pm, and donate your unwanted items to local community groups in need.

  • Baby toys, small 
  • Bags, kangaroo-style, fruit picking, solid or mesh 
  • Barn Board, all lengths 
  • Baseball gloves 
  • Baseballs 
  • Basketball stand 
  • Baskets, all sizes, wicker/wood 
  • Beads, all kinds, & sizes, plastic OK
  • Beads, natural material wood, stone, seeds,shells 
  • Bells
  • Big O 
  • Bistro table, folding, round top, 2ft diameter (2) 
  • Blocks, Mega in bag for kids
  • Blocks, building, wooden for kids
  • Blue jeans, old
  • Board games, all kinds, adults & kids
  • Board, magnetic writing 
  • Books, French for kids
  • Booster seats, NOT car seats
  • Bowls, wooden all sizes 
  • Boxes, old wooden 
  • Branches/driftwood, for art displays 
  • Buckets, for maple bush 
  • Bungee cords, long (12) 
  • Buttons 
  • Calculators 
  • Canadian Tire money 
  • Canning Jars with or without lids 
  • Cardboard rolls, very sturdy for toy car ramps
  • Cards, Decks of playing 
  • Card tables, folding
  • Cat & kitten canned food 
  • Chain, plastic 
  • Chair cushions, for kids on floor 
  • Chairs, folding, sturdy for out-door
  • Clips & grips, all sizes 
  • Clothes pins 
  • Cobweb catcher 
  • Compost/mulch, bags of
  • Computer paper, sprocket-type 
  • Construction paper, all colours 
  • Craft paint for kids, all colours 
  • Craft supplies for kids 
  • Crochet hooks, all sizes 
  • Darning needles
  • Dinky cars 
  • Dog & cat treats 
  • Dolly, hand cart
  • Dress mannequin form, neck to torso only 
  • Electric hand mixer 
  • Electronic sign stands 
  • Embroidery floss/thread
  • Exercise balls 
  • Extension cords, indoors, outdoors, 3 prong
  • Extension pole, prune & pick
  • Exterior lights, including incandescent bulbs 
  • Fabric/material, all sizes, colours & sizes 
  • Fabric/material flannel all sizes 
  • Fabric/material scraps for patching, red, white or red & white
  • Fabric/cloth, natural, fabric, deep earth tones 
  • Flags, provincial 
  • Flowers, artificial
  • Glue sticks
  • Handkerchiefs/bandanas, coloured 
  • Hose, for maple bush
  • iPod Nano 
  • Keys, old, plastic or metal
  • Kitty litter (a real need) 
  • Knitting needles- all sizes 
  • Lacrosse sticks
  • Ladder, metal extension 
  • Ladders, old wooden step
  • Ladders, step, metal any size
  • Ladders, tripod for fruit picking, metal & wood
  • Lego, all sizes 
  • Magnets 
  • Marbles 
  • Markers for kids, all colours 
  • Masking Tape 
  • Measuring cups, metric, plastic or metal 
  • Measuring spoons, metric, plastic or metal 
  • Milk bags, clean, dry large. Not small milk bags 
  • Muffin tins 
  • Necklace chains, broken 
  • Note Pads 
  • Organizing bins, small 
  • Oven rack 
  • Paint brushes, all sizes (not for kids) 
  • Paint, craft, acrylic 
  • Paper Bags 
  • Paper Clips → 
  • Paper Plates, all sizes 
  • Patio Umbrella & stand, for outside 
  • Pencils 
  • Pens 
  • Pipe cleaners, all colours 
  • Plaid shirts
  • Plant trays
  • Planter pots, all size, clay or plastic 
  • Plastiboard, all sizes for signs 
  • Plastic glasses, recyclable
  • Plates & cups, set of 4, Non-Breakable 
  • Play dough 
  • Plywood, thin, ½ inch or less, for signs, all sizes
  • Pom poms 
  • Pool noodles 
  • Popsicle craft sticks 
  • Pots & pans, 2 sets 
  • Puppy & Kitten Chow 
  • Puzzles 
  • Ribbon, all kinds, all colours 
  • Rug hooking materials 
  • Safety goggles 
  • Scissors, for adults
  • Scotch tape 
  • Seeds, vegetable & herb
  • Sewing needles 
  • Shirts, long sleeves, red or white 
  • Shirts, old button up type, all colours 
  • Shirts, plaid 
  • Shoelaces 
  • Sign stands, electronic 
  • Sign stands, real estate
  • Ski helmets (used as astronaut helmets) 
  • Soccer balls 
  • Solar panel, camping-type + inverter 
  • Soldering irons 
  • Soldering stands
  • Specialty food, guinea pigs, turtles, rabbits 
  • Spiggots, for maple bush
  • Spoons, large, old wooden 
  • Spoons, serving metal, large
  • Spoons, stainless steel, all sizes 
  • Spoons, all sizes, wooden 
  • Stamp & stamp pads for kids 
  • Stapler & staples 
  • Stickers, for kids
  • Stones, small, less than 2X2 inches
  • Storage crates, stackable, bushel size, plastic 
  • Straws, drinking
  • Stuffed animals, dolls, no bigger than 3 inches 
  • Stuffing, clean
  • Suitcases, old vintage looking
  • Sun shelters, pop-up, market style
  • Sweaters, old, wool, holes OK 
  • Table clothes, plastic, all sizes 
  • Tablecloths, real material, rectangle all sizes 
  • Tea cups & matching saucers (not chipped)
  • Telephones, old black with handset 
  • Tennis rackets 
  • Thread, all kinds & colours 
  • Thumb tacks 
  • Ties, old neck type 
  • Toaster oven, small & working 
  • Tool boxes, old wooden 
  • Toys, small wooden or plastic 
  • Track lighting fixtures, w. old style incandescent bulbs 
  • Tree stumps, for small stools 5 
  • Trellis, small garden 
  • T-shirts, red or white 
  • Turtle necks, red or white 
  • TV Tray 
  • Vases, glass or china, all sizes 
  • Vases, skinny neck with hour-glass bottom 
  • Washers, 1 bag, metal
  • Weaving materials 
  • Wheelbarrow, metal or plastic 
  • White board
  • Wood drawers, old solid NOT plywood, real wood
  • Wooden shapes, small
  • Wreath forms 
  • Wrenches, small 
  • Yarn, thick & thin, all colours & types
  • Yoga mats 
  • Ziploc bags 
  • Zippers

Eco-Fair Looking for Vendors

Earth Week Vendor Application Form

At the ECO portion of the Re-Use and Eco Fair, the municipality would like to feature local earth-friendly vendors who's business upcycles or repurposes items from one once useful life into another, or has other eco-friendly practices.

It is a great way to showcase your business and reach out to other eco-minded residents who are working towards a cleaner environment.

There is a $10 application fee to hold your spot for the Fair. Reserve your space as soon as possible. The application deadline is April 3, 2017. Space will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.

If you have any questions please contact: 

Lindy Iversen
Earth Week Organizing Team Participant
519-538-0167


Contact Us

For more information on the Re-Use and Eco Fair, contact us at 519-538-1060 ext 1200, or email aknott@meaford.ca.