Like most people I have a difficult time throwing away items that are in good shape.
If I can donate it, then it is easier to "let it go"
Below is a list of resources for dfferent organizations that accept various items
I have used some of them others clients have told me about.
to be recycled, fixed or discarded. So make sure that the item you want to donate is something that someone would buy.
If they have to throw the item away then they have to spend money for garbage pick up!
Books: must be in good shape. NO MOLDY or books that smell. Riverdale Library collects books each year starting January 15 through March 5. Call the library for current info 973-835-5044. Also check with your local library!
Wayne Library takes books all through out the year 973-694-4272
PaperBackSwap.com: is free and you receive books for free books- paper backs, text books, audio.
No moldy or damaged books. Click here for the link to paperbackswap.com
Clothing –womans-Dress for Success: nonprofit organization that provides low income women with suits for job interviews and work force re-entry www.dressforsuccess.org. Click here for Dress For Sucess in Morris County
Consignment shops: Check your yellow pages for consignment shops in your area
Coupons: Military families can use expired coupons for up to six months pass their expiration date. They will take un used
coupons that you don’t use too! This is a tip from one of my clients
Craigslist: You list items for free! You can sell or give away anything from furniture to books. I used this with alot of success. Just read all the information about scams. 99% of the people who respond are wonderful! Click her for Craig's list North Jersey
CUMAC: www.cumac.org A great place to donate school supplies, clothing and more. Visit their website by clicking here
DVD: drop off movies or television shows at your local VA facility, or mail them to DVDs4Vets, a national organization
that distributes them where needed. Check out their website for more info click here for website
Electronics: PC, Laptops, ipods, MP3 players, PDA. Reduce our waste to land fills!
- Bergen County: call 201-641-2552 Bcua.org – Click here to visit the website and learn more
- Passaic County: 973-305-5736 passaiccountynj.org Click her to visit the website and learn more
- Morris County: 973- 829-8006 www.mcmua.com Click her to visit the website and learn more
- Hudson County: 201-324-6222 ext 3257 web-hcia.org Click here to visit the website and learn more
- Also a teacher just sent me this link for electronic recycling at Best Buy. It looks like you can get a coupon towards
- your new purchase when you recylce. ( thank you Mia, Ms Vogel and other classmates for helping others to
Click her to visit Lions Club web site
Formal Dresses: Glassslipperproject.org/yostate.htm: lists programs that accept donations of new or almost new formal dresses,shoes, purses. I only see this organization in Chicago. Click here for the website
If you know of any local organizations that accept donations please let me know.
Freecycle.org: a site that tells you how to give items to people in your community. Viist free cycle website by clicking here.
Furniture: Thrift World Outlet 732-894-7723 in Perth Amboy NJ. I am used them a few times and will continue to do so because the
men will come into home and move everything on to their truck. Most other places you have to move your stuff yourself outside
for pick up.They have a facebook page Click here for Thrift World Outlet face book page
Gowns: MakingMemories.org accepts wedding gowns, profits go to Breast cancer foundations.Click here to visit the website
Lupus Foundation:1-888-44-Lupus (1-888-445-8787) Visit the website by clicking here- they accept clothing, shoes,
all bedding items, draperies, curtains, jewelry,cosmetics, toys, games, knick knacks, small appliances, and tools.
You don’t have to be home and they will leave a tax deductible receipt! Have bags/items CLEARLY marked Lupus
Batteries, Auto & Boat | Batteries, Household (dry cell) | Cell Phones |
Compressed Gas Cylinders | Driveway Sealer | Electronics | Fire Extinguishers | Fluorescents |
Gasoline | Medical Waste | Kerosene | Mercury | Motor Oil & Filters | Muriatic Acid (HCl) |
Paints and Stains | Pesticides | Photo Chemicals | Pool Chemicals | Propane Tanks | Rock Salt |
Smoke Detectors | Solvents | Wood, Treated | Wood with Lead Paint-
• Passaic County- Click here to visit website www.passaiccountynj.org |
• Essex County-www.ecuanj.com Click here to visit the website
• Sussex County-www.scmua.org Click here to vist the website
Toys: Second Chance Toys: They collect toys twice a year: Nov/Dec for the holidays and April for Earth Month.
Visit their website for FAQ's-frequently asked questions to see what they take and do not take.
Click here to visit the website
Towels & Sheets: clean towel and sheets are needed by local animal shelters
Strengthen Our Sisters:supports Women’s Shelter firstname.lastname@example.org 973-506-4577
They have a wish list of items they need on their website http://www.strengthenoursisters.org/treasures/
Salvation Army Store: in Pompton Lakes. They take clothing, furniture, dishes, and more.
Or 1 800-SA TRUCK (1800-728-7825) (yellow pages list store locations) Click here to visit the website
Vietnam Veterans: they pick up used household items in good condition. Click her to visit the website
me and let me know.
Also if you find another site that isn’t on here, let me know and I can check it out then post it to help others.