Donation and Disposal

o-DONATE-CLOTHES-facebookHere’s a list of organizations that will accept items from clothing to computers.

Clothing/Textiles

  • Dress for Success: Dress for Success promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
  • H&M: Accepts all clothing and textiles (even those in bad shape like underwear and old rags) for recycling.
  • Habitat for Humanity ReStores: Many Habitat for Humanity ReStores will accept small and large donations of new or gently used furniture, appliances, housewares, building materials and more. Some stores will even schedule a pick up.
  • Salvation Army: Schedule a pick up for clothing, household goods, and small appliances.

Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste

  • Green Mouse: Accepts most e-waste (a small fee may be applied – call for specifics).
  • City of San Jose Household Hazardous Waste: Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) includes items such as batteries, paint, household cleaners, and propane tanks. You can properly dispose of HHW for free.

Greeting Cards

  • St. Jude’s Recycled Card Program: St. Jude’s Ranch for Children recycles used greeting cards and creates new holiday and all-occasion greeting cards. Recycled cards are sold to support St. Jude’s programs and services for abused, neglected and homeless children, young adults and families.

Household Goods

  • Habitat for Humanity ReStores: Many Habitat for Humanity ReStores will accept small and large donations of new or gently used furniture, appliances, housewares, building materials and more. Some stores will even schedule a pick up.
  • Salvation Army: Find a drop off location or schedule a pick up for clothing, household goods, and small appliances.

Markers

  • Crayola ColorCycle: Got kids? Then you’ve probably got lots of used markers? See if your school participates in this marker recycling program, which converts plastic based markers of any brand (including dry erase) into clean energy and keeps them out of landfills.

Other Resources

  • CatalogChoice.org: Opt-out of receiving catalog mailings from various vendors. To opt-out of pre-screened credit card and insurance offers, visit https://www.optoutprescreen.com/.
  • Earth911: Specify the item you want to recycle and type in your zip code; this site will let you know all the nearby places to recycle it.
  • FreeCycle: FreeCycle is a grassroots movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It’s about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills.
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