Reuse Centers

Reuse Centers

We Improve the Society, the Economy, and the Environment through Reuse 

Each citizen can participate by reusing materials to:

  • Promote the idea and the benefits of reuse
  • Reduce landfilling
  • Collect high quality materials
  • Help people to have access to goods
  • Create a positive local/social impact
  • Create new jobs

More Analytically, the Reuse Centers (RCs) of Western Macedonia region are local, non-profit, centers for the collection and disposal of materials, which increase creativity, reduce waste, promote cooperation, improve living conditions and the environment through citizen’s awareness and the active involvement of the whole society. RCs will be located within or by extension of the existing LWMU (in Kozani, Eordaia, Kastoria, Florina, Grevena), are a simple building infrastructure for the classification and storage of materials, which will have space for exhibition of materials. Their operation is carried out by DIADYMA with the cooperation of the Municipalities, while there is the possibility of support by of social economy institutions.

The RCs have, among other things, an informative - educational role. Also, various events can be organized in these places for exchange of materials, thematic festivals / bazaars of materials for reuse and other actions that will substantially help in the change of the mentality and perception of the citizens about the consumer behavior, the waste management, and the usefulness of materials.

Furthermore, the RCs are a bridge of communication between decision makers and citizens, in the effort to promote the idea and the benefits of reusing materials, so that less waste is end up to landfilling. They have environmental and socio-economic dimensions. Sensitive and vulnerable social groups with basic deficiencies in their essential daily needs find the necessary goods and at the same time create new jobs.

The specific objectives of the Centers for Creative Reuse of Materials are:

  • Gradually promote and implement Waste Prevention Actions, as required by current legislation. "Prevention" means measures taken before a substance, material or product becomes waste, achieving a) reducing the amount of waste, including through reuse of products or extending the lifecycle of products, b) reducing negative impact of the generated waste on the environment and human health; and (c) reducing the content of harmful substances in materials and products.
  • To inform and raise awareness to the citizens about the need to reduce waste production.
  • Improve consumer behavior by promoting sustainable consumption.
  • To increase the lifespan of goods, materials, and products through reuse.
  • Lay the groundwork for the gradual implementation of “Pay As You Throw” waste management programs.

Every citizen will be able to either deliver items that are in good condition and do not need them, or to obtain materials from the premises of RCs, free of charge. 

Materials collected for reuse are divided in the following categories:

  • Books - Stationery - Office supplies - Stationery
  • Household utensils (dishes, glasses, kitchen utensils, etc.)
  • Household items-Decorative
  • Personal care items (hair dryers, shavers, etc.)
  • Tools (all types)
  • Electrical & Electronic Appliances (refrigerators, washing machines, PCs, small appliances, etc.)
  • Clothing - Footwear - Accessories - Travel items
  • Linen (towels, sheets, etc.)
  • Carpets - carpets
  • Furniture items (chairs, tables, sofas, composites, etc.)
  • Hobbies-Activities (various types)
  • Toys (various types)
  • Children's items (baby items, child seats, etc.)
  • CD / DVD (movies, music, games, etc.)
  • Pet items (houses, cages, toiletries, etc.)
  • Seasonal items (Christmas, Easter, summer, etc.)

Materials should:

  • Be in good condition / functional
  • Not to be worn to such an extent that they cannot be reused
  • Electrical appliances to operate

Information and contact details for the RCs:

Reuse Center of Kastoria
Opening Hours: Mon-Tue-Wed-Thu-Fri -> 08: 00-15: 00, Sat -> 09: 00-13: 00
Mobile: 6943240504
Address: Kastoria’s Industrial area, 3.5 km Kastoria – Maniaki

Κέντρο Δημιουργικής Επαναχρησιμοποίησης Υλικών Φλώρινας
Opening Hours: Mon-Tue-Wed-Thu-Fri -> 08: 00-15: 00, Sat -> 09: 00-13: 00
Mobile: 6941572735
Address: 3rdο km Florina-Niki

For more information visit the website of the Reuse Centers