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Appliances

Goodwill, http://www.goodwill.org/
Accepts only working appliances.

1-800-GOT JUNK? http://www.1800gotjunk.com/
Will pick up old furniture, appliances, yard waste, electronics and construction debris. Recycles items that can be recycled.

Batteries

Batteries Plus, http://www.batteriesplus.com/
Across the country, Batteries Plus stores accept all batteries for recycling.

Battery Solutions, Inc., http://www.batteryrecycling.com/
Accepts batteries from around the country. There is a small cost of .85 cents a pound to recycle your batteries which goes to support the program.

Rechargeable Recycling Battery Corporation, http://www.rbrc.org/
The Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC) can help you recycle your portable rechargeable batteries. These batteries are commonly found in cordless power tools, cellular and cordless phones, laptop computers, camcorders, digital cameras. They have drop off locations nationwide at Home Depot, Sears, Target and Staples. See their website for specific locations.

Books

Books for Africa, http://www.booksforafrica.org/
This organization ships college text books, children's books, science and math books, dictionaries to African schools. Books must be in excellent to good condition. See website for more complete donation guidelines and shipping address.

Cell Phones

Call to Protect, http://www.wirelessfoundation.org/ 
They refurbish phones and donate them to domestic violence victims and professionals

Verizon Wireless, http://www.verizon.com/ Will accept used cellular phones and will donate them to charity.

Carpets

Carpet Recovery America Effort, http://www.carpetrecovery.org/
Offers locations and sites across the U.S. that will recycle carpet.

Local Clothing Thrift Stores (look under “Thrift Stores” in your local phone directory)

Dress for Success, http://www.dressforsuccess.org/
A nonprofit that helps outfit low-income women with apparel for job interviews. Available in 24 cities.

Fairy Godmothers Inc., http://www.fairygodmothersinc.com/
Gives formal gowns, long bridesmaid dresses, dresses, shoes, evening bags and jewelry to high school girls from low-income families for their proms. Dresses must be fashionable and in good condition. This organization distributes dresses in the East coast area. See website for delivery addresses.

One Warm Coat, http://www.onewarmcoat.org/
Gives coats to needy individuals and has locations around the country. Go to website to find a location in your area.

Patagonia, www.patagonia.com/recycle
Through their ‘Common Threads Garment Recycling Program’, Patagonia will recycle customers worn out Capilene® Performance Baselayers, Patagonia fleece, Polartec® fleece from other manufacturers and Patagonia organic cotton T-shirts. Items can be dropped off at retail stores or sent to their Service Center in Reno, NV. See website for address.

Salvation Army, http://www.salvationarmy.org/
Will provide free pick up.

The Women's Alliance, http://www.thewomensalliance.org/
Has alliance organizations around the country that provide business-attire clothing to low income women.

Compost

Find a Composter, http://www.findacomposter.com/
Offers a searchable data base to locate a composting facility in your area nationwide.

Computers

Dell Computers, www.dell4me.com/recycling
Customers who use the service receive online discounts good for future purchases.

Construction and Building Materials

C&A Floor coverings, http://www.powerbond.com/
Recycle old carpet and design it into new carpet. Deal with mainly corporate and business offices.

Electronics

Best Buy Trade In http://www.bestbuytradein.com/
The Best Buy Trade-In and Recycle Program provides you with a way to trade-in or recycle used, working technology products in exchange for a Best Buy E-Giftcard.

Eyeglasses

New Eyes for the Needy, http://www.neweyesfortheneedy.org/
Distributes glasses free worldwide. Accepts plastic and metal frames in any condition. Also accepts sunglasses and hearing aids.

Hangers

Local Dry Cleaners
Most local dry cleaners accept the wire hangers.

Thrift Shops
Accept plastic and or wood hangers.

Light Bulbs and Lamps

Lamp Recycle, http://www.lamprecycle.org/
Provides a list of resources nationwide on where to recycle various types of light bulbs and lamps.

Luggage / Suitcases

Suitcases for Kids, http://www.suitcasesforkids.org/
Donates suitcases to foster children who move from home to home. Suitcases are preferred but large duffel bags and backpacks are also accepted.

Outdoor Gear

Play it Again Sports, http://www.playitagainsports.com/how-we-work
Donate used sports gear at local retail store ‘Play it Again’. They donate to non-profit kids sports programs.

Peanuts and Packing Material

Plastic Loose Fill Council, http://www.loosefillpackaging.com/
Consumers can drop off their leftover plastic packing peanuts at Peanut Hotline collection sites. There are over 1,500 collection sites in the US. Go to the site to enter your state to find a location near you.

UPS Brown Stores, http://www.ups.com/
The UPS brown stores will accept clean bubble wrap and peanuts to reuse as packing materials. Also check their sustainable business page http://thenewlogistics.ups.com/sustainable-business/

Printer, Toner & Ink Jet Cartridges

Recycle Free, http://www.recyclefree.com/
Recycles empty inkjet and laser cartridges for FREE. They will pay $1 for each returned cartridge. For envelopes go to your local CompUSA store.

Shoes

Sole 4 Souls, http://www.soles4souls.org
Soles4Souls facilitates the donation of shoes, which are used to aid the hurting worldwide. Shoe companies, retailers, and individuals can donate footwear (both new and used). Soles4Souls is a 501(c)3 company recognized by the IRS, and donating parties are eligible for tax deductions.

Additional Recycling Resources

1-800-GOT JUNK? http://www.1800gotjunk.com
Will pick up old furniture, appliances, yard waste, electronics and construction debris. Recycles items that can be recycled.

Earth 911, http://www.earth911.org
This site offers recycling information for almost anything. You can enter your zip code and it will list recycling facilities in your area.

Excess Access, http://www.excessaccess.com/
A San Francisco based non-profit that is affiliated with the project “A Matter of Trust” matches up donors of goods to area non-profits, schools, government organizations, etc., that have a designated wish list of items needed.

Freecycle, http://www.freecycle.org/
The Freecycle Network™ is made up of many individual groups across the globe. It's a grassroots movement of people who are giving (& getting) stuff for free in their own towns. Each local group is run by a local volunteer moderator. See site for more details.

Raymond Communications, http://www.raymond.com/
An organization that tracks global and state wide legislation on recycling. It has newsletters of state recycling laws, electronic recycling and international recycling laws.

Wheels For Wishes http://suffolklongisland.wheelsforwishes.org
At Wheels For Wishes, we accept vehicle donations and recycle vehicles to benefit Make-A-Wish. Vehicle donation is green and eco-friendly and donated vehicles are recycled and reused to build new vehicles!

"My ex-husband and I downsized from a 4 bedroom French Colonial home in Rockville Maryland to a two bedroom Town Home.

I did a reasonable job sorting and disposing of items until it came to our office/library. I counted my wealth not by the balance of the bank account but by the number of wonderful books and our new small office looked like a library after a bomb.

Enter Eileen Koff! Eileen and I were friends and I always admired her clarity of what was and wasn't an "issue" and the peaceful atmosphere she always brought with her. She took one look at the library and like a master in her realm, in a "matter of fact" manner directed what needed to stay, go or store! With Eileen's help it all seemed so clear when only moments before I was drowning in publishers and paper!

I urge you to take advantage of Eileen's talent and charming demeanor. It will bring peace to your world!"

- Diane U.