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! 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
Appliances (non-useable): see Drop-Off Sanitation Convenience Centers
Art & Craft Supplies: The Resource Exchange
Batteries (rechargeable): 12.Home Depot, 11.Staples, 13.Grainger
Batteries (alkaline):  14.Whole Foods, 17.Target, see HHW Event
Batteries (Car): 12.Home Depot
Beads: The Resource Exchange
Bikes & Parts: 24.Neighborhood Bike Works
Books (art related): The Resource Exchange
Books (children’s): 21.CHOP
Books (fiction & non fiction): 18.The A-Space (Books Through Bars),  19.The Book Corner,  5.Philly AIDS Thrift
Books (old encyclopedias, medical, informational, damaged): see Curbside Recycling
Binders: The Resource Exchange
Brushes, paint (reusable): re The Resource Exchange
Building Materials (Reusable): The Resource Exchange, 1.ReStore, 2.Habitat For Humanity ReStore, 3.Provenance, 4.Philadelphia Salvage
Building Materials (non useable): 25.Revolution Recovery, 26.Richard S. Burns Co.
Buttons: The Resource Exchange
Cameras (working): 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: see Drop-Off Sanitation Convenience Centers, see CD Recycling Center of America
Cell Phones: 12.Home Depot, 14.Whole Foods
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, 22.H&M, other thrift stores
Clothing (non-useable, scrap pieces): 22.H&M
Computers & Computer Parts(keyboards, mice, speakers etc.): 11.Staples, 16.Best Buy, see Drop-Off Sanitation Convenience Centers
Computer Monitors: 11.Staples, see Drop-Off Sanitation Convenience Centers
Construction Debris: 25.Revolution Recovery, 26.Richard S. Burns Co.
Corks: The Resource Exchange, 14.Whole Foods
Eyeglasses: 23.Walmart Vision Center
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)
Fabric (reusable): 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: The Resource Exchange
Food Scraps: see Compost
Furniture: The Resource Exchange, 6.Circle Thrift, 5.Philly Aids Thrift, 1.ReStore, 9.Uhuru (pick-up), 2.Habitat reStore (pick-up)
Hardware: The Resource Exchange, 2. Habitat for Humanity ReStore, see Curbside Recycling
Household Hazardous Waste: see HHW Event
Housewares and Decor: The Resource Exchange, 6.Circle Thrift, 5.Philly AIDS Thrift
Ink Cartridges (unopened, useable): The Resource Exchange
Ink Cartridges (used): 11.Staples
Light Bulbs (CFL): 12.Home Depot, see HHW Event
Light Bulbs (Florescent Tubes): see HHW Event
Light Bulbs (Incandescent): 14.Whole Foods, curbside trash
Linens (good condition curtains, sheets, blankets): 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): The Resource Exchange
Lumber (construction debris): 25.Revolution Recovery, 26.Richard S. Burns Co.
Markers: (reuseable): The Resource Exchange  
Mattresses: 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): The Resource Exchange, 1.ReStore, 2.Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 6.Circle Thrift, 5.Philly AIDS Thrift
Mirrors (broken): 15.Zagar’s Magic Gardens
Office Supplies: The Resource Exchange
Oxygen Tanks: Contact the manufacturer for reuse, recycling, or proper disposal guidelines. 

Paint, Art & Craft: The Resource Exchange
Paint, latex house (reusable):
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): The Resource Exchange
Paper (non usable): see Curbside Recycling
Plastic Bags: 14.Whole Foods, 17.Target, most grocery stores
Plumbing (reuseable): 2.Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Plumbing Accessories (knobs, shower heads etc): 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: The Resource Exchange
Scenery: The Resource Exchange
Styrofoam: see Drop-Off Sanitation Convenience Centers (only the Northeast Center on Ashburner St.)
Televisions: see Drop-Off Sanitation Convenience Centers
Toys: 21.CHOP, 6.Circle Thrift, 5.Philly Aids Thrift, other thrift stores
VCRs: 16.Best Buy, see Drop-Off Sanitation Convenience Centers
Wood: see “Building materials”
VHS tapes: see “Media”
Yard Waste (not in plastic or contaminated): see Drop-Off Sanitation Convenience Centers
Zippers: The Resource Exchange

WHERE can you take it?

The Resource Exchange
1701 N. 2nd St. Phila, PA 19122 | (267) 997-0060 | theresourceexchange.org

  1. ReStore 3016 E Thompson St. Phila, PA 19134 | (215) 634.3474 | re-store-online.com
  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 | 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. IKEA 2206 S Christopher Columbus Blvd. Phila, PA 19148 | (888) 888-4532 | ikea.com and all participating locations
  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 | 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. The A-Space (Books Through Bars) 4722 Baltimore Ave. Phila, PA 19143 | (215) 821-6877
  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 | (215) 590-1000 | chop.edu
  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 Philadelphia, PA 19144 | (267) 335-5455 | par-recycleworks.org

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

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