Reduce REUSE Recycle

Places that take your used items

The cost of shipping is tax-deductible.

Carpet Call (800) 434-9887 for more information. call Customer Care at (866) 281-3567

Cars & other Vehicles

Cars, trailers, jet skis, boats, RVs, motorcycles:



The manufacturer recycles them into new shoes and donates them to underprivileged families. Mail them to:

Crocs Recycling West
3375 Enterprise Avenue
Bloomington, CA 9231

Eyeglasses, Hearing Aids, Jewelry

New Eyes for the Needy
549 Millburn Avenue
PO Box 332
Short Hills, NJ 07078

Find a local drop location:

Hearing Aids

Hear Now
6700 Washington Avenue South
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
(800) 648-4327

Holiday Cards


Bring an old iPOD to an Apple store and get 10% off a new one. You must buy the new one that day for the discount to apply.

Get Paid to Recycle (Juice bags, cookie wrappers, yogurt containers, soda bottles, etc...)

Note: neither are accepting donations at the present time. Bring items to a local thrift store.

Shoes (old) 

Nike Recycling Center
c/o Reuse-A-Shoe
199 Pearson Parkway
Lebanon, IN 46052

Shoes (reasonable shape)

One World Running
P.O. Box 2223
Boulder, CO 80306
(303) 473-1314

Prescription Drugs

The Starfish Project collects some unused medications (TB medicines, antifungals, antivirals) and gives them to clinics in Nigeria. They'll send you a prepaid FedEx label, too:

Recreational Equipment

Don't send tennis rackets to your local recycling center because they will be discarded. People may think we're going to give them to Goodwill," says Sadonna Cody, director of government affairs for the Northbay Corporation and Redwood Empire Disposal, in Santa Rosa, California, "but they'll just be trashed."

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Sports Gift gives gently used equipment to needy kids around the world. Mail to:

Sports Gift
32545 B Golden Lantern #478
Dana Point,  CA 92629

Skis can be turned into Adirondack-style beach chairs. Send skis to:
4 Abbott Place
Millbury, MA 01527

Other Items?