Not sure where to take all that stuff?

Below is a FREE

Comprehensive Resource & Disposal Guide

Disclaimer: This list is for informational purposes only and does not constitute implied endorsements or recommendations. Anyone referring to this list should consider it a resource. It is recommended that you
do your own due diligence to ensure companies you associate with or donate to are in alignment with your own personal values.

DONATION & DISPOSAL RESOURCES IN ALPHA ORDER

BOOKS

CLOTHING

(also see Estate Sales, Auctions, Consignment below)

  • Fire stations, Walgreen’s, and other businesses throughout the Valley have drop bins in their parking lots. The bins specify what they accept (clothing, shoes, etc).

Below are some ideas for more specific types of donation sites:

  • The Bra Recyclers – They accept gently used, freshly laundered bras and new panties. (480) 998-2283, www.brarecycling.com.
  • Nancy’s Closet (Queen Creek, AZ), Nancy Haggerty (480) 239-1069
    “Nancy’s Closet” is a resource center where families and individuals can come and acquire household, games/age-appropriate learning tools, and high-end,
    fashion clothing items on a GIVE. GET. TRADE. basis. Each item is personally inspected, screened and laundered and/or sanitized with plant-based/natural
    products, making the items “dress n’ go,” and “play n’ go” upon selection. “Nancy’s Closet” is available by appointment only on a first come, first served
    basis.
  • Dress for Success Seeking gently-used clothing to help give women a new start in the job market. Dress for Success is located at 1024 E. Buckeye Road, Suite
    165, Phoenix. Visit dressforsuccess.org or call (602) 489-7397.
  • Fairy Godmothers Inc. Mission is to help provide a special high school prom experience for qualified high school girls whose financial situations are such as
    otherwise would preclude their ability to attend their prom by providing them prom gowns, shoes and similar accessories which have been donated to the
    organization http://fairygodmothersinc.org/donate/.
  • Homeward Bound Accepts clothing and household items to benefit women and children, victims of domestic violence. Nancy Grothaus, Development Specialist,
    n.grothaus@hbphx.org or call (602) 374-8731.
  • UMOM Helping the homeless in Arizona. See In-Kind Donations Wish List at http://umom.org/in-kind-donations/#current_in-kind_needs or call (602) 275-7852
    for more information.

GLASSES & HEARING AIDS

Lions Club International accepts donations at Wal-Mart Supercenters, community clubs, and at the corporate offices located at 3427 N 32nd Street, Phoenix.

SHOES

  • , “Mission of the Sole” www.WAMMSNow.net. Call Donna Christine Park at (480) 373-5930 for drop offWalk-A-Mile in My Shoes locations near you, to arrange a pick, or to set up a community or group show drive. They accept shoes of all types and sizes and are now accepting bras.
  • Soles 4 Souls Facilitates the donations of shoes, http://soles4souls.org/ourmission or call (866) 521-7463.

ELECTRONICS/CELL PHONES/COMPUTERS

BATTERIES
Batteries Plus stores accept computers, laptops, batteries, printers, ink cartridges, and other electronics on behalf of AZStRUT www.batteriesplus.com.

CELL PHONES

  • Many safe shelters accept newer model smart phones.
  • AZStRUT (AZ Students Recycling Used Technology) www.azstrut.org.
  • Lions Clubs accept batteries and cell phones.
  • Verizon’s HopeLine Program – Supports victims of domestic violence nationwide.

COMPUTERS/ELECTRONICS, DATA DESTRUCTION

  • AZ StRUT (Students Recycling Used Technology) – This 501c3 (non-profit) teaches students technology skills, refurbishes computers for schools and non-profits. Acceptable donations: computers, hard drives, monitors, printers, stereo systems, DVD and VHS players. Drop off locations can be found at www.azstrut.org/page-18096.
  • Best Buy will recycle laptops, desktops, printers, and monitors. 
  • eGreen IT Solutions is a woman-owned enterprise that holds several certifications in the responsible disposal and recycling of electronics (including television sets) and data. Visit https://egreenitsolutions.com/ or call (602) 566-9742 for more information.

INK CARTRIDGES
Visit www.earth911.com for a recycling center near you.
Staples, Best Buy, Office Depot, and Office Max have recycling programs.

 ESTATE SALES, AUCTIONS, CONSIGNMENT

Note: Inclusion on the list does not imply endorsement. Do your own research.

  • Clutter Sweepers Estate Sales Pamela Mullavey, (480) 363-4575, www.cluttersweepers.com, pam@cluttersweepers.com
  • Blue Leaf Auctions (602) 758-0865
  • Brunk Auctions (623) 933-7748
  • Fine Estates, Jim Friend, Auctioneer, Estate & Personal Property, jfriend8@cox.net, (602) 315-5569
  • Maxsold.com – contact Andrea Brundage for a referral at (480) 382-1085

CONSIGNMENT STORES
Note: Inclusion on the list does not imply endorsement. Do your own research.

ONLINE OPTIONS (also see Sell It Yourself below)

  • thredUp
  • Facebook Marketplace
  • Offer Up
  • www.nextdoor.com

 HAZARDOUS MATERIALS (alpha by city)

HOUSEHOLD ITEMS

DISPOSAL OF APPLIANCES, PAINT SUPPLIES, CHEMICALS & COMBUSTIBLES
Contact your local city government office for drop off locations or community bin events. Do NOT place these in a garbage receptacle.

BEDS, LINENS, PILLOWS

  • Contact local safe houses, animal rescues, humane societies, etc.
  • Bridging AZ Serving veterans, children, and people with physical and mental disabilities. They will accept some small furniture, mattresses (no stains) and box springs. See full list of acceptable donations here. Visit www.bridgingaz.org or call (480) 375-5454.
  • Goodwill Some stores recycle mattresses and bedding. Contact the Goodwill office near you to confirm. www.goodwill.org.
  • Habitat for Humanity Is dedicated to building simple, decent and affordable homes for families of modest means. Gently used building materials, household items, fixtures are accepted at the restore locations  http://www.habitat.org.
  • House of Refuge Located in the East Valley, HoR is seeking new clothes, new linens, unopened toiletries, laundry detergent, cleaning supplies. They also accept gently used clothing, household items and decor, books (especially children’s books), gently used furniture, and non-expired pantry items. Visit www.houseofrefuge.org for more information or to schedule a pick up or call (480) 988-9842 or for donations, call (480) 988-9395.
  • St. Vincent DePaul Is an international non-profit organization dedicated to serving the poor and providing others with the opportunity to serve. They accept most gently used furniture, appliances, clothing and household items. Home pickups can be scheduled or you can drop off at one of their locations.www.stvincentdepaul.net or schedule pickup at www.stvincentdepaul.net/give/schedule-pickup. For more information, call (602)
    254-3338, ext.1.

CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, CABINETRY, HOUSEHOLD
Stardust Building Supplies http://www.stardustbuilding.org/ (4 Valley locations)
Donate outdated, excess, or gently used cabinetry, building materials, appliances, furniture and more. SBS offers deconstruction service and will pick up your donations.

MOVING SUPPLIES (Sustainable, earth friendly)
Rent moving crates from Green Bin instead of buying cardboard boxes. The bins are sturdy, stackable, do not require tape, and reduce cardboard consumption. Order bins from www.rentgreenbin.com for up to four weeks. Bins will be delivered to your doorstep. Rental includes bins, dolly, 100% recycled packing paper, and labels. Once you are finished with the bins, Green Bin will pick them up. Serving metro Phoenix and surrounding areas. Bins measure 27L x 17W x 12H and offer 3.2 cu feet of storage. Obtain more information at info@greenbin.com or by calling (602) 688-9956.

OFFICE & CRAFT SUPPLIES

  • Treasures 4 Teachers www.treasures4teachers.org  – One of my personal favorite donation spots, and depending on the size of the donation, they will pick up! T4T offers a huge warehouse with low cost or free supplies for teachers, or those who teach children in non-traditional ways (think homeschoolers, nursery, church, etc). They also accept clothing, which is then sold by then pound and the proceeds go to buy brand new supplies for teachers.
  • Designing Women of Arizona designingwomenofaz@cox.net, 480.275.6474 – Non-Profit Floral school accepts used floral vases, baskets, and other containers, good silk flowers, Christmas items. They can pick up your donations. Background: They offer a six-month course to victims of domestic violence, the homeless, and many others to learn floral arranging, window displays, customer service, how to dress for success, guest speakers, and much more.

MEDICATIONS

Please do not flush medications down the toilet. This includes:

  • Prescription medications and samples
  • Prescription patches and ointments
  • Over-the-counter medications (allergy, pain, cold remedies) 
  • Vitamins, supplements

Arizona Crime Prevention Association http://www.acpa.net. For a map of drop off locations near you, visit http://www.acpa.net/arizona_drug_disposal_locations.aspx

AWARxE Prescription Drug Safety http://www.AWARxE.org

PHOTOS / VIDEOS

Costco, Walgreen’s, CVS, Wal-Mart, Target Check their photo departments for available services.
Home Video Studio Anything video or photo related, Michael Regan, mike.regan@homevideostudio.com, 480.584.4883

 RUBBISH REMOVAL

  • Rubbish Works Labor, hauling, waste disposal, junk removal, rubbish pick up and recycling solutions for residential and commercial. Referral discount for my clients. Contact Rita Brady, owner, rbrady@rubbishworks.com, (480) 236-3590 or visit www.rubbishworks.com/phoenix/
  • Bagster Bulk trash disposal. Can be purchased at Home Depot, Lowe’s, Amazon.com, and thebagster.com. Cost: Approx $29.95. Collection fee: $140.00 (varies by area). Schedule pick-up by phone or online at www.thebagster.com
  • Bin There Dump That For bulk trash removal, construction debris. 4, 10, 14 and 20-yard dumpsters. https://scottsdale.bintheredumpthatusa.com/home or call (480) 353-8493.
  • 1-800-GOT-JUNK Full-service junk removal and hauling company for residential and commercial waste. Call (800) 468-5865 for a free estimate. Click here to see what they will dispose of for you https://www.1800gotjunk.com/us_en/what-we-take/what_we_take

SELL IT YOURSELF

There are many options for you to sell your used items. This is a partial list and none are recommended over another. Do your own research.

  • 5-Miles.com
  • Amazon Trade-in
  • Cash4Books.com
  • Craigslist.com
  • Decluttr.com
  • e-BAY.com
  • LetGo.com
  • MaxSold.com
  • Nextdoor.com
  • OfferUp.com
  • Poshmark.com
  • THREDUp.com

 SHREDDING SERVICES

  • Cities hold local shredding and/or recycling events at different times throughout the year. Conduct an online search by typing “shred a thon” “insert your city name” “insert current year.” Read the fine print to ensure the event meets your needs.
  • Stores like UPS, Staples and Office Max offer by the box or by the pound shredding services. Some storage facilities also offer shredding services.
  • TNT Services Scan, store, and/or shred, www.tntshredding.com.
  • ASDD Document destruction off-site and onsite, Tom Gregorek, www.assuredsecurityaz.com (480) 730-4153.
  • ShreDocs Shredding, data protection and recovery records management, records storage. Henry Vasquez, owner (623) 363-2786.

SPORTING EQUIPMENT

Bike Saviors http://www.bikesaviours.org/donate/
Young Athletes Relief Fund & Foundation www.HelpChildrenPlay.com They accept donations of sports equipment in good or gently used condition. Background: This group sponsors youth who are not able to play/participate in sports/activities because of economic challenges. They also provide support to young athletes who want to continue their education.

OTHER RESOURCES

Keep Phoenix Beautiful www.recyclecleanphoenix.org  Local events and programs that promote recycling, litter management, and beautification of our city.
Salvation Army www.salvationarmyusa.org/
Save the Family www.savethefamily.org
Goodwill Industries – www.goodwill.org
Think Local – Hold a yard sale, check out shelters in your community, thrift stores, non-profits, churches, schools, and animal rescues near you.

VIDEOS
See PHOTOS/VIDEOS and SELL YOURSELF above.

Disclaimer: This list is for informational purposes only and does not constitute implied endorsements or recommendations. Anyone referring to this list should consider it a resource. It is recommended that you
do your own due diligence to ensure companies you associate with or donate to are in alignment with your own personal values.