Donate & Reuse

Many organizations and individuals reuse, resell or refurbish items that others consider to be trash or junk. Some provide drop-off locations, while others offer pickup services. Before sending an item to the landfill, please considering donating clothing, household goods and other items that remain in usable condition.

Service Organizations


Goodwill Industries International
Accepts most clothing and household items.
800-GOODWILL

Vietnam Veterans of America
Schedule by web or phone for home pickup of donated clothing, household goods, books, shoes, and certain small appliances and electronics.
1-800-775-VETS (8387)

Society of St. Vincent De Paul
Accepts donations of clothing, furniture and household items at thrift stores. Picks up large furniture donations.
412-321-1071

The Salvation Army
Accepts donations of clothing, furniture, electronics and household items.

The Blessing Board
Accepts gently used household furniture items and home furnishing accessories.

DonationTown
Connects you with charities that will pick up donations for free.

Vehicle Donations


Wheels for Wishes
1-855-675-9474

Vehicles for Veterans
1-855-811-4838

Creative Reuse


Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse
Accepts various materials to be reused for arts, crafts and other creative purposes.
412-473-0100

Martin Thomas Smyczek II, Reuse Artist
South Fayette Township resident takes junk and turns it into art.

Recycling Revolution
Get ideas for practical reuse of common household items that otherwise would be thrown away.

DIY & Crafts
Peruse 100 ways to repurpose and reuse broken household items.

Furniture


Off the Floor Pittsburgh
Picks up furniture donations.
412 926-5053


Building and Home Improvement Materials


Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh
The Habitat for Humanity ReStore accepts hard-to-dispose-of items, including reusable furniture, appliances and surplus home improvement and building materials.

Online Buy, Sell & Trade


Craigslist
Free, online classifieds to buy, sell, trade or give away items.

Resources


Stuff You Don't Want
Resource list to help keep unwanted items out of the landfill.