resources

Reduce, reuse, and recycle almost anything with the help of the information below.

Look in the alphabetized list for the material you have. Accepting locations are listed next to the material with a number. Detailed contact information on each location is listed in numerical order under ‘Where Can You Take It?’

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 do you have?
Useable

2.Habitat for Humanity ReStore

6.Circle Thrift

5.Philly AIDS Thrift

28. PAR-Recycle Works (small only, no refrigerators, stoves, washer/dryers etc)

Non usable

28. PAR-Recycle Works (small only, no refrigerators, stoves, washer/dryers etc), see Drop-Off Sanitation Convenience Centers

1.The Resource Exchange

2. Habitat reStore

3.Provenance

4. Philadelphia Salvage Company

1.The Resource Exchange

Rechargeable

12.Home Depot

11.Staples

13.Grainger

31.Lowe’s

27. Mom’s Organic Market

35. Batteries Plus Bulbs Store

Alkaline

7.Target

27. Mom’s Organic Market

35. Batteries Plus Bulbs Store, or see HHW Event

Car

12. Home Depot, 35. Batteries Plus Bulbs Store

1.The Resource Exchange

6. Circle Thrift

5. Philly AIDS Thrift

24.Neighborhood Bike Works

30.Goodwill

24.Neighborhood Bike Works

Art Related

1.The Resource Exchange

New and Gently Used Children’s Books

21.CHOP “Reach Out and Read”

40.Tree House Books 

Fiction & non fiction

Books Through Bars (paperbacks ONLY, check guidelines at booksthroughbars.org)

19.The Book Corner,

5.Philly AIDS Thrift

30.Goodwill

Paperback dictionaries, current texts and reference books

18. Books Through Bars (check guidelines at booksthroughbars.org)

Old encyclopedias, medical, informational, damaged

see Curbside Recycling

1.The Resource Exchange

Reusable

1.The Resource Exchange

2.Habitat For Humanity ReStore

3.Provenance

4.Philadelphia Salvage

Non usable

25.Revolution Recovery

26.Richard S. Burns Co.

1.The Resource Exchange

Working

1.The Resource Exchange

5. Philly AIDS Thrift

6.Circle Thrift

Not working

11.Staples, see Drop-Off Sanitation Convenience Centers

see Curbside Recycling

Usable/re-sellable

Music or movies that you can realistically see being resold:

30.Goodwill


Non usable

computer installation/program, burned/picture, rewritable, disks with personal information, scratched, broken, or unplayable:

see Drop-Off Sanitation Convenience Centers, see CD Recycling Center of America or Green Disk under ‘other resources’

Cell Phones AND Chargers

27. Mom’s Organic Market, or see Drop-Off Sanitation Convenience Centers


Cell Phones ONLY

12.Home Depot

14.Whole Foods (only the South Street location)


Cell Phone Batteries

13. Grainger

27. Mom’s Organic Market, or see HHW Event

Reusable

5.Philly AIDS Thrift

6.Circle Thrift

7.Buffalo Exchange

8.Salvation Army

30.Goodwill, other thrift stores


Non usable, scrap pieces

22.H&M (no shoes, limit 2 bags per day)

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.

1.The Resource Exchange, 14.Whole Foods

1.The Resource Exchange*

2. Habitat reStore*

4. Philadelphia Salvage Company*

*(each center has it’s own specifications, call in advance)

23.Walmart Vision Center

27. Mom’s Organic Market

Working

5. Philly AIDS Thrift, Goodwill

2. Habitat reStore

6. Circle Thrift

28. PAR-Recycle Works

17. Target (small electronics, i.e. MP3 players)


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)

Reusable

1.The Resource Exchange


Non reusable, scrap pieces, torn clothing and linens

22.H&M (limit 2 bags per day)

Non reusable denim

37. Madewell

Contact your local fire department for refill or safe disposal

1.The Resource Exchange

6.Circle Thrift

5.Philly Aids Thrift

30.Goodwill

For donation/unopened packaged goods

33.Philabundance

41.Philly Food Rescue

Food Scraps

see Compost

1.The Resource Exchange

6.Circle Thrift

5.Philly Aids Thrift

9.Uhuru (pick-up)

2.Habitat reStore (pick-up)

30.Goodwill,

39. COFCO  (larger amounts of gently used office furniture)

32. Remark Glass (contact for specifics)

1.The Resource Exchange

2. Habitat for Humanity ReStore

see Curbside Recycling

see HHW Event

1.The Resource Exchange

6.Circle Thrift

5.Philly AIDS Thrift

30.Goodwill

Unopened, usable

1.The Resource Exchange

Used

11.Staples

CFL

12.Home Depot

29.IKEA

31.Lowe’s

35. Batteries Plus Bulbs Store

or see HHW Event

Florescent Tubes

35. Batteries Plus Bulbs Store

or see HHW Event

Incandescent

35. Batteries Plus Bulbs Store

or see curbside trash

Working

1.The Resource Exchange

2. Habitat reStore

4. Philadelphia Salvage Company

Non-working string and holiday

27. Mom’s Organic Market Annual Holiday Light Drive

Good condition curtains, sheets, blankets

1.The Resource Exchange

6.Circle Thrift

5.Philly AIDS Thrift

Well used towels, sheets and blankets

20.PAWS, other animal shelters

Non reusable

22.H&M

Reusable

1.The Resource Exchange

2. Habitat reStore

(specifications vary for both organizations, contact first)

Construction debris

25.Revolution Recovery

26.Richard S. Burns Co.

Reusable

1.The Resource Exchange  

30.Goodwill (contact local center for guidelines and restrictions)

see Drop-Off Sanitation Convenience Centers

see CD Recycling Center of America or Green Disk under ‘other resources’

Household metals (aluminum, steel, tin cans, trays, lids, caps, aluminum foil)

see Curbside Recycling

Ferrous metals (mild iron, steel, cast iron, wrought iron)

25. Revolution recovery

26. Richard S. Burns Co.

see Drop-Off Sanitation Convenience Centers

Non-ferrous Metals (aluminum, copper, tin, lead, stainless steel)

25.Revolution Recovery

26.Richard S. Burns Co.

see Drop-Off Sanitation Convenience Centers

Household mirrors (depending on condition)

1.The Resource Exchange

2.Habitat for Humanity ReStore

6.Circle Thrift

5.Philly AIDS Thrift

15.Zagar’s Magic Gardens

Broken mirrors

15.Zagar’s Magic Gardens (Specifications vary, contact first)

1.The Resource Exchange

Contact the manufacturer for reuse, recycling, or proper disposal guidelines.

Art & Craft

1.The Resource Exchange

Latex house paint (reusable)

1.The Resource Exchange (can must be at least half full and free of rust or mold)

Latex house paint (non useable)

38. Repaint USA

or mix with newspaper or kitty litter to dry out & discard in curbside trash, recycle can

Spray paint (useable)

2.Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Spray paing (non useable/empty can)

see HHW Event

Oil based paint (non useable)

see HHW Event

2. Habitat For Humanity ReStore

Reusable, non usable

36. Pallets Plus, Inc

Reusable

1.The Resource Exchange

Non usable

see Curbside Recycling

Bottles, containers etc.

see Curbside Recycling (emptied and rinsed, lids and caps ok)

Film plastics, cling wrap, wrappers, ziplock bags

36. Pallets Plus, Inc, or see www.plasticfilmrecycling.org

Plastic Shopping Bags

6.Circle Thrift (reusable only)

10. ShopRite

14.Whole Foods

17.Target, most grocery stores

Reusable

2.Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Plumbing Accessories (knobs, shower heads etc)

1.The Resource Exchange

Non reusable

see “construction debris”

11.Staples

see Drop-Off Sanitation Convenience Centers

see HHW Event, for tanks up to 20lbs

1.The Resource Exchange

1.The Resource Exchange

Wearable

5.Philly AIDS Thrift

6.Circle Thrift

7.Buffalo Exchange

8.Salvation Army

30.Goodwill, other thrift stores

Non-wearable

27. Mom’s Organic Market

Food Containers + Molded Packaging

see Drop-Off Sanitation Convenience Centers (only the Northeast Center on Ashburner St.)

Peanuts

Not accepted at Drop-Off Sanitation Convenience centers, contact your local UPS store to see if they will accept them (some do)

Working

30.Goodwill

28.PAR-Recycle Works ($30 fee)

Non working

28. PAR-Recycle Works ($30 fee)

see Drop-Off Sanitation Convenience Centers

Reusable

1.The Resource Exchange

Non reusable, scrap pieces, torn clothing and linens

22.H&M (limit 2 bags per day)

1.The Resource Exchange*

2. Habitat reStore*

4. Philadelphia Salvage Company*

15. Zagar’s Magic Gardens (PMG can accept a small amount of tile, mirror, ceramics, or other objects to use for preservation purposes. Please contact facilities@phillymagicgardens.org before dropping off a donation.)

*(each center has it’s own specifications, call in advance)

Reusable

1. The Resource Exchange

2. Habitat reStore

34. West Philly Tool Library

6.Circle Thrift

5.Philly Aids Thrift, other thrift stores

21.CHOP “Child Life, Education and Creative Arts Therapy” (new toys ONLY)

16.Best Buy

28. PAR- Recycle Works

see Drop-Off Sanitation Convenience Centers

see Drop-Off Sanitation Convenience Centers

1.The Resource Exchange*

2. Habitat reStore*

4. Philadelphia Salvage Company*

*(each center has it’s own specifications, call in advance)

see “Building materials”

Not in plastic or contaminated

see Drop-Off Sanitation Convenience Centers

1.The Resource Exchange

1.The Resource Exchange

Where can you take it?
  1. The Resource Exchange 1800 N. American 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 1520 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19102 | (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) 727-8170 | check guidelines at booksthroughbars.org and email info@booksthroughbars.org about donations of more than a few books.
  19. The Book Corner 311 N. 20th St. Phila, PA 19103 | (215) 567-0527 | facebook.com/bookcornerphilly
  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. Mom’s Organic Market | 34 South 11th Street, Phila, PA 19107 |(215) 709-0022 | momsorganicmarket.com and all participating locations
  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 
  32. Remark Glass | 1901 S 9th Street, Bok B08, Phila, PA 19148 | (267) 289-2462  |  remarkglass.com contact info@remarkglass.com
  33. Philabundance | 3616 S. Galloway St. Phila, PA 19148 | (215) 339-0900  philabundance.org
  34. West Philly Tool Library | 1314 S. 47th St. Phila, PA 19143 | (215) 833-3190 |
    westphillytools.org
  35. Batteries Plus Bulbs Store | 2118 Cottman Avenue, Phila, PA 19149 | (215) 745-6600 batteriesplus.com | and all participating locations
  36. Pallets Plus, Inc. | 408 W. Cecil B. Moore Ave, Phila, PA 19122 | (215) 978-7700 palletsplusphilly.com
  37. Madewell | 1716 Walnut St, Phila, PA 19103 | (215) 772-1213 madewell.com | and all participating locations
  38. Repaint USA | 3311 Seminole Avenue, Wilmington, Delaware 19808 | (302) 377-7329 repaintusa.com
  39. COFCO | 2200 N. American Street, Phila, PA 19122 | (215) 291-4648 cofcogroup.com | email pictures to alane@cofcogroup.com for prior approval
  40. Tree House Books | 1430 W. Susquehanna Ave, Phila, PA 19121 | (215) 236-1760 | treehousebooks.org | info@treehousebooks.org | call prior to drop-off
  41. Philly Food Rescue | 700 Delsea Dr, Westville, NJ 08093 | phillyfoodrescue.org | phillyfoodrescue@upliftsolutions.org 

Drop-Off Sanitation Convenience Centers | philadelphiastreets.com

From October 1 through March 31 all locations are open Monday through Saturday between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. From April 1 through September 30 all locations are open Monday through Saturday between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m.

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. Visit the Philadelphia Streets Department Website for more details!

Compost
Residential Pickup: Bennett Compost | (215) 520-2406 | bennettcompost.com
Residential Drop-off: Mom’s Organic Market| (215) 709-0022 | momsorganicmarket.com
Commercial Pickup: Philly Compost | 215.703.7645 | phillycompost.com
Residential SharingCleanPHL Compost Guide | or contact your nearest community garden

Non Local and Other Resources

More Great Resources:

Creative Reuse Organizations

Building Material Reuse