Out with the old? Electronics, extra furniture and old clothes all end up in landfills, and depending on the material, could take several years to break down. Fortunately, there are several ways to declutter while safely recycling and even donating to a worthy cause. You don’t have to look far to find places that will accept your stuff! Greenwich Village has plenty of places to help you get rid of everything extra and support your local community. Here are all the areas that you could donate, recycle, and help someone in need.
Goodwill’s 8th Street location is a prominent local place to donate gently used items. Clothes, shoes, furniture, housewares, collectibles, books, or toys---you can simply pack up your items and drop them off at their selected donation point. Find out more about their process and donor guidelines on their website.
Trade-in those items that no longer fit for new ones! Kids grow fast and Clementine Consignment is here to help! Clementine, an extraordinary designer consignment boutique specializing in kids wear, allows you to put your consignment balance towards new purchases! Click here to find out their drop off hours and simple guidelines.
The Salvation Army helps millions of Americans every year. They have a massive network of thrift stores, and all donations help fund The Salvation Army’s adult rehabilitation centers. The Salvation Army Store at 120 W 14th Street accepts clothes, furniture, automobiles, household goods, and appliances. Visit their website to find updated hours and their donation value guide.
Share some warmth this Winter and donate gently used coats! Each year New York Cares organizes a coat drive to spread love and warmth to New Yorkers in need. The Church of the Village, located at 201 West 13th Street, is accepting coat donations in partnership with New York Cares. Learn more by visiting their website.
Outdated electronics and batteries shouldn’t be thrown in the trash! It is important to practice responsible disposing of household electronics. Drop your old recyclable batteries, cell phones, laptops, and iPads for recycling at uBreakiFix' s 46 E 8th Street location.
Staples’ recycling program allows you to bring in old or even broken electronics and securely recycle them at no cost. Head to the Staples at 769 Broadway and safely recycle your electronics.
Food waste is an ongoing global problem; whether you’ve bought too much food or have products that have gone out of date, the food ends up getting wasted. There are plenty of ways that you can prevent food waste. LES Ecology Center has a food scraps drop-off at the Union Square Greenmarket on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Visit their website to learn more.
DonateNYC has a special Food Portal designed for organizations and businesses only. The platform enables businesses, nonprofits, schools, government agencies, religious organizations, or community groups located in NYC to donate or receive food through the donate NYC food portal. You can find out more information about the platform and DonateNYC on their website.
The New York State Association for Reduction, Reuse and Recycling organizes a Textile Reuse and Recycling program that lets residents and businesses recycle textiles. Nearly 100% of the textiles donated are either reused or recycled. You can bring your reusable and recyclable clothing to drop-off bins located at Union Square Greenmarket or Tompkins Square Greenmarket. Visit GrowNYC’s website to find up-to-date and open locations.