Always be sure that any items you donate are in good condition.
When donating usable goods, I suggest choosing a charity based on Charity Navigator ratings in order to ensure your donations go directly into the hands of those most in need.
For a tax-deductible donation pick-up, check out Pick Up Please.
It’s important to dispose of things safely, and recycle properly. You can find a recycling location for most items near you at Earth 911.
Most electronics recycling centers will take anything that runs on batteries, or plugs in, as well as batteries. Please check with individual recycling locations for acceptable items.
Goodwill has an electronic and textile recycling program, so if you have one near you, it’s a great one stop drop for donations and recycling.
Please visit the EPA’s website for a list of hazardous materials that require special recycling.
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For senior services not offered here, please visit A Place for Mom.