Trash 2 Treasure

This project is a part of our ecology initiative.

In April 2018, Trash 2 Treasure started as a pilot project which aimed to redirect reusable items in the Milton Park area. During move-out, students who leave the neighbourhood often abandon their furniture and belongings on the streets to be picked up by municipal garbage collection. 

To address this wasteful problem, the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) developed a program to collect these items and donate them to charitable organizations like Renaissance, which sells second-hand items and has a social-reintegration mandate, and the Welcome Collective, which provides furniture to asylum seekers in Montreal. Unusable items were sent to be recycled by Matt Canada or the Eco Centre.