Support your local community and make sure nothing is wasted by checking out this list of resources. Filter by region to find local thrift shops, borrowing libraries, recreation loan programs, and more near you. Please note this is not a complete list of resources available.
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Open Arms Thrift Store
1 Aberdeen St, Kentville, NS. OATS is affiliated with the Open Arms Resource Centre Society, a non-profit organization
Salvation Army - Middleton
159 Commercial St, Middleton
Salvation Army - Kentville
7 Nichols Ave, Kentville
SPCA Thrift Store
8759 Commercial St, New Minas
In Your Back Pocket Thrift Shop - Carleton Road Industries
Thrift shop in Lawrencetown.
The Last ReSort ReUse Centre - Valley Waste Resource Management
Valley Waste Office 90 Donald Hiltz Connector, Kentville B4N 3V7 Monday-Friday: 8:30AM to 4:30PM. The Last ReSort Reuse Centre keeps many items from reaching the landfill. One person's trash is another person's treasure!
Call 1-877-927-8300 or 902-679-1325 for more information.
South Shore Regional Library
Various recreational equipment, tools, and technology available.
Yarmouth Bike Again Program
Bicycle equipment (4) Bike Again Yarmouth | Facebook
Bike donations repair & swap
Windsor Maker Studio
Workshops on sewing, woodworking
The Music Room
The Music Room is a musical instrument lending library. It is completely free and easy to use. Our mission is to put musical instruments into the hands of children. Although our main focus is children we loan instruments to adults as well.
Contact 902-881-2354 for more information.
Municipality of Clare
The equipment loan program provides individuals or groups the opportunity to experience a new sport or activity without making a financial investment in equipment. Visit website for a full list of available equipment.
Contact 902-769-2031 or email@example.com for more information.
Municipality of Yarmouth
Recreation equipment available. Visit website for a full list of available equipment.
Contact 902-742-8868 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Annapolis Valley Library
Tools, technology and recreation equipment available including: audio recording studio, video recording studio, graphic/3D design studio, 3D printer, cricut maker, hologram display, robotics, snap circuits kit, turing tumble kits, audio/video equipment and software, sewing machines and sergers and yarn swift and ball winder.
West Hants Regional Municipality
Snowshoes, cross country skis, kayak and stand up paddle board equipment, geocaching equipment, ice skates and bicycles (donations) available.
Contact email@example.com for more information.
Together We Can Community Society
Sports equipment, Take a Book Leave a Book and gardening tools available.
Contact 902-237-3149 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.