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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Guide to selling, donating and recycling old clothing.

Creative Reuse

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

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.


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

Online Buy, Sell & Trade

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


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

Green Living
A kids' guide to reducing, reusing and recycling waste.

Vehicle Donations

Wheels for Wishes

Vehicles for Veterans