Reduce, reuse, and recycle almost anything with the help of the information below. We do our best to update and add to this list, so let us know if you have anything you'd like to see added! Always remember to call or e-mail the location ahead of time to make sure they will accept what you have, especially for large items! Scroll to the bottom for other helpful links.

WHAT Material do you have?

Appliances (useable): 2.Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 6.Circle Thrift, 5.Philly AIDS Thrift, 28. PAR-Recycle Works (small only, no refigerators, stoves, washer/dryers etc)
Appliances (non-useable): 28. PAR-Recycle Works (small only, no refigerators, stoves, washer/dryers etc), see Drop-Off Sanitation Convenience Centers
Architectual Salvage: 1.The Resource Exchange, 2. Habitat reStore, 3.Provenance 4. Philadelphia Salvage Company
Art & Craft Supplies: 1.The Resource Exchange
Batteries (rechargeable): 12.Home Depot, 11.Staples, 13.Grainger, 31.Lowe's
Batteries (alkaline):  17.Target, see HHW Event
Batteries (Car): 12. Home Depot
Beads: 1.The Resource Exchange
Bikes: 6. Circle Thrift, 5. Philly AIDS Thrift, 24.Neighborhood Bike Works, 30.Goodwill
Bike Parts: 24.Neighborhood Bike Works
Books (art related): 1.The Resource Exchange
Books (New and Used Children’s Books): 21.CHOP "Reach Out and Read"
Books (fiction & non fiction): 18.Books Through Bars (paperbacks ONLY) 19.The Book Corner,  5.Philly AIDS Thrift, 30.Goodwill
Books (paperback dictionaries): 18. Books Through Bars
Books (old encyclopedias, medical, informational, damaged): see Curbside Recycling
Binders: 1.The Resource Exchange
Brushes, paint (reusable): 1.The Resource Exchange
Building Materials (Reusable): 1.The Resource Exchange, 2.Habitat For Humanity ReStore, 3.Provenance, 4.Philadelphia Salvage
Building Materials (non useable): 25.Revolution Recovery, 26.Richard S. Burns Co.
Buttons: 1.The Resource Exchange
Cameras (working):1.The Resource Exchange, 5. Philly AIDS Thrift, 6.Circle Thrift
Cameras (not working): 11.Staples, see Drop-Off Sanitation Convenience Centers
Cardboard: see Curbside Recycling
CDs: 30.Goodwill, see Drop-Off Sanitation Convenience Centers, see CD Recycling Center of America
Cell Phones: 12.Home Depot, 14.Whole Foods (only the South Street location)
Cell Phone Accessories: 11.Staples, see Drop-Off Sanitation Convenience Centers
Cell Phone Batteries: 13. Grainger, see HHW Event
Clothing (reusable): 5.Philly AIDS Thrift, 6.Circle Thrift, 7.Buffalo Exchange, 8.Salvation Army, 30.Goodwill, other thrift stores, 22.H&M (no shoes, limit 2 bags per day)
Clothing (non-useable, scrap pieces): 22.H&M (no shoes, limit 2 bags per day)
Computers & Computer Parts (keyboards, mice, speakers etc.): 11.Staples, 16.Best Buy, 28. PAR- Recycle Works 30.Goodwill (contact local center for guidelines and restrictions), see Drop-Off Sanitation Convenience Centers
Computer Monitors: 11.Staples, 28. PAR-Recycle Works 30.Goodwill (contact local center for guidelines and restrictions), see Drop-Off Sanitation Convenience Centers
Construction Debris: 25.Revolution Recovery, 26.Richard S. Burns Co.
Corks: 1.The Resource Exchange, 14.Whole Foods
Doors (each center has it's own specifications, call in advance): 1.The Resource Exchange, 2. Habitat reStore, 4. Philadelphia Salvage Company
Eyeglasses (intact): 23.Walmart Vision Center
Electronics (working): 5. Philly AIDS Thrift, Goodwill, 2. Habitat reStore, 6. Circle Thrift, 28. PAR-Recycle Works, 17. Target (small electronics, i.e. MP3 players)
Electronics (not working) / E-Waste: see Drop-Off Sanitation Convenient Centers (All), 16.Best Buy (computers and parts), 11.Staples (computers, parts and monitors), 28. PAR-Recycle Works (electronics and parts), 17. Target (small electronics, i.e. MP3 players)
Fabric (reusable): 1.The Resource Exchange
Fabric (non reusable, scrap pieces, torn clothing and linens): 22.H&M
Fire Extinguisher: Contact your local fire department for refill or safe disposal
Frames: 1.The Resource Exchange
Food Scraps: see Compost
Furniture: 1.The Resource Exchange, 6.Circle Thrift, 5.Philly Aids Thrift, 9.Uhuru (pick-up), 2.Habitat reStore (pick-up), 30.Goodwill
Hardware: 1.The Resource Exchange, 2. Habitat for Humanity ReStore, see Curbside Recycling
Household Hazardous Waste: see HHW Event
Housewares and Decor: 1.The Resource Exchange, 6.Circle Thrift, 5.Philly AIDS Thrift, 30.Goodwill
Ink Cartridges (unopened, useable): 1.The Resource Exchange
Ink Cartridges (used): 11.Staples
Light Bulbs (CFL): 12.Home Depot, 29.IKEA, 31.Lowe's, see HHW Event
Light Bulbs (Florescent Tubes): see HHW Event
Light Bulbs (Incandescent): curbside trash
Lighting Fixtures (working): 1.The Resource Exchange, 2. Habitat reStore, 4. Philadelphia Salvage Company
Linens (good condition curtains, sheets, blankets): 1.The Resource Exchange, 6.Circle Thrift, 5.Philly AIDS Thrift
Linens (well used towels, sheets and blankets) 20.PAWS, other animal shelters
Linens (non reusable): 22.H&M
Lumber (reusable): 1.The Resource Exchange
Lumber (construction debris): 25.Revolution Recovery, 26.Richard S. Burns Co.
Markers (reusable): 1.The Resource Exchange  
Mattresses: 30.Goodwill (contact local center for guidelines and restrictions), see Drop-Off Sanitation Convenience Centers
Media: see CD Recycling Center of America
Metals, household (aluminum, steel, tin cans, trays, lids, caps, aluminum foil): see Curbside Recycling, 27.Scrap Yards
Metals, Ferrous (mild iron, steel, cast iron, wrought iron):  25. Revolution recovery, 26. Richard S. Burns Co., see Drop-Off Sanitation Convenience Centers
Metals, non-ferrous (aluminum, copper, tin, lead, stainless steel): 27.Scrap Yards, 25.Revolution Recovery, 26.Richard S. Burns Co., see Drop-Off Sanitation Convenience Centers
Mirrors (household, depending on condition): 1.The Resource Exchange, 2.Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 6.Circle Thrift, 5.Philly AIDS Thrift 15.Zagar’s Magic Gardens
Mirrors (broken): 15.Zagar’s Magic Gardens (Specifications vary, contact first)
Office Supplies: 1.The Resource Exchange
Oxygen Tanks: Contact the manufacturer for reuse, recycling, or proper disposal guidelines. 

Paint, Art & Craft: 1.The Resource Exchange
Paint, latex house (reusable): 1.
The Resource Exchange
Paint, Spray: 2.Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Paint, latex (non useable): Mix with newspaper or kitty litter to dry out & discard in curbside trash, recycle can
Paint, oil based (non useable): see HHW Event
Paint Thinner and Stripper: 2. Habitat For Humanity ReStore
Paper (reusable): 1.The Resource Exchange
Paper (non usable): see Curbside Recycling
Plastic Bags: 10. ShopRite, 14.Whole Foods, 17.Target, most grocery stores
Plumbing (reuseable): 2.Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Plumbing Accessories (knobs, shower heads etc): 1.The Resource Exchange
Plumbing (non reusable): see “construction debris”
Printers: 11.Staples, see Drop-Off Sanitation Convenience Centers
Propane Tanks: see HHW Event, for tanks up to 20lbs
Sewing Supplies: 1.The Resource Exchange
Scenery: 1.The Resource Exchange
Styrofoam, Food Containers + Molded Packaging: see Drop-Off Sanitation Convenience Centers (only the Northeast Center on Ashburner St.)
Styrofoam, Peanuts: Not accepted at Drop-Off Sanitation Convenience centers, contact your local UPS store to see if they will accept them (some do)
Televisions (working): 30.Goodwill, 28.PAR-Recycle Works ($30 fee)
Televisions (non working): 28. PAR-Recycle Works ($30 fee), see Drop-Off Sanitation Convenience Centers
Tile (each center has it's own specifications, call in advance): 1.The Resource Exchange, 2. Habitat reStore, 4. Philadelphia Salvage Company 15. Zagar’s Magic Gardens
Toys and Games:  6.Circle Thrift, 5.Philly Aids Thrift, other thrift stores, 21.CHOP "Child Life, Education and Creative Arts Therapy" (new toys ONLY)
VCRs: 16.Best Buy, 28. PAR- Recycle Works, see Drop-Off Sanitation Convenience Centers
VHS tapes: see “Media”
Windows (each center has it's own specifications, call in advance): 1.The Resource Exchange, 2. Habitat reStore, 4. Philadelphia Salvage Company
Wood: see “Building materials”
Yard Waste (not in plastic or contaminated): see Drop-Off Sanitation Convenience Centers
Zippers: 1.The Resource Exchange

WHERE can you take it?

  1. The Resource Exchange 1701 N. 2nd St. Phila, PA 19122
    (267) 997-0060 | theresourceexchange.org
  2. Habitat for Humanity ReStore 2318 Washington Ave. Phila, PA 19146 | (215) 739-9300 | habitatphiladelphia.org/restore
  3. Provenance 1801N American St. Phila, PA 19122 | (215) 925-2002 | provenancecompanies.com
  4. Philadelphia Salvage Company 2234 W Westmoreland St. Phila, PA 19140 | (267) 687-1557 | philadelphiasalvage.com
  5. Philly AIDS Thrift 710 S 5th St. Phila, PA 19147 | (215) 922-3186 | phillyaidsthrift.com
  6. Circle Thrift 2233 Frankford Ave. Phila, PA 19125 | (215) 423-1222
    Circle Thrift 1125 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19147 | (215) 468-0645
    circlethrift.com
  7. Buffalo Exchange 1713 Chestnut St. Phila, PA 19103 | (215) 557-9850 | buffaloexchange.com
  8. Salvation Army 6427 Torresdale Ave. Phila, PA 19135 | (215) 624-9487| salvationarmyusa.org
  9. Uhuru 832 N. Broad St. Phila, 19130 | (215) 546-9616 | uhurufurniturephilly.blogspot.com
  10. ShopRite 3745 Aramingo Ave, Phila, PA 19137  | (215) 288-7300 | shoprite.com/sustainability
  11. Staples 1500 Chestnut St. Phila, PA 19102 | (215) 864-9520 | staples.com and all participating locations
  12. Home Depot 1651 S Christopher Columbus Blvd. Phila, PA 19148 | (215) 218-0600 | homedepot.com and all participating locations
  13. Grainger 401 N. 8TH St. Phila, PA 19123 | (215) 238-8820 | grainger.com
  14. Whole Foods 929 South St. Phila, PA 19147 | (215) 733-9788
    Whole Foods 2101 Pennsylvania Ave. Phila, PA 19130 | (215) 557-0015
    wholefoodsmarket.com and all participating locations
  15. Zagar’s Magic Gardens 1020 South St. Phila, PA 19147 | 215.733.0390 | www.phillymagicgardens.org
  16. Best Buy 2300 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd. Phila, PA | (215) 336-2212 | bestbuy.com and all participating locations
  17. Target 2701 Castor Ave. Phila, PA 19134 | (215) 305-9050 | target.com and all participating locations
  18. Books Through Bars | 4722 Baltimore Ave. Phila, PA 19143 | (215) 821-6877 | booksthroughbars.org
  19. The Book Corner 311 N. 20th St. Phila, PA 19103 | (215) 567-0527 | libraryfriends.info
  20. PAWS (Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society) 100 N 2nd St. Phila, PA 19106 | (215) 238-9901 | phillypaws.org
  21. CHOP (The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia) 3401 Civic Center Blvd. Phila, PA 19104
    "Reach Out and Read" | 215-590-5989,
    "Child Life, Education and Creative Arts Therapy" | 215-590-2001
  22. H&M 1530 Chestnut St. Phila, PA 19102 | (855) 466-7467 | hm.com and all participating locations
  23. Walmart Vision Center 1675 S. Columbus Blvd. Phila, PA 19148 | (215) 389-5810 | walmart.com and all participating locations
  24. Neighborhood Bike Works 3943 Lancaster Ave. Phila, PA 19104 | 215-386-0316 | neighborhoodbikeworks.org
  25. Revolution Recovery 7333 Milnor St. Phila, PA 19136 | (215) 333-6505 | revolutionrecovery.com
  26. Richard S Burns Co. 4300 Rising Sun Ave. Phila, PA 19140 | (215) 324-6377 | burnscompany.net
  27. Scrap Yards Penn Treaty Metals Co. | 1415 Frankford Ave. Phila, PA 19125 | (215) 423-2110
  28. PAR- Recycle Works | 342 E. Walnut Lane Phila, PA 19144 | (267) 335-5455 | par-recycleworks.org
  29. IKEA | 2206 S Christopher Columbus Blvd. Phila, PA 19148 | (888) 888-4532 | ikea.com and all participating locations
  30. Goodwill | 2601 S. Front St. Phila, PA 19148 | (215) 463-5054 |
    goodwill.org and all participating donation center locations
  31. Lowe's | 3800 Aramingo Ave. Phila, PA 19137 | (215) 904-9951 
    2106 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19148|(215) 982-5391 | lowes.com and all participating locations 

Drop-Off Sanitation Convenience Centers | philadelphiastreets.com
All open Monday-Saturday 6am-8pm

Northeast Philadelphia | State Rd & Ashburner St., Philadelphia, PA 19136 | (215) 685-8072
Port Richmond | 3901 N Delaware Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19137 | (215) 685-1358
West Philadelphia | 5100 Grays Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19143 | (215) 685-2600
Strawberry Mansion | 2601 W Glenwood Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19121 | (215) 685-3981
Northwest Philadelphia | 5201 Umbria St., Philadelphia, PA 19128 | (215) 685-2502

*Hazardous Household Waste (HHW) Event:
Find out when the next Household Hazardous Waste Event is on http://www.philadelphiastreets.com/events/household-hazardous-waste-events

Curbside Recycling  Bin Collections Every Week

Compost
Residential Pickup: Bennett Compost | (215) 520-2406 | bennettcompost.com
Commercial Pickup: Philly Compost | 215.703.7645 | phillycompost.com
Residential Sharing: The Philly Compost Google map | or contact your nearest community garden

Non Local and Other Resources