Linda stays informed of local, community events and locations where citizens can donate/recycle/trash multiple categories of items.

Please see her list below and email us with any questions or additions/corrections to this list.

Determining Value of Donated Goods:

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requires donors to value their items. To help guide you, Goodwill Industries International has compiled a list providing price. See their printable guide.

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Thrift stores:

Assistance League
2090 East 3300 South
Donations accepted Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Assistance League Thrift Store is an upscale shop run by volunteers. They accept clothing, shoes, jewelry, nicer glassware, dishes, housewares and home decor, collectables, books, movies, small appliances and furniture. Please donate only items that are clean and in good repair. All proceeds go to support thier numerous community projects from Operation School Bell, to Assault Survivor kits. Click here to see all of their programs,

Crossroads Urban Center
1385 W. Indiana Ave. (840 South)
Donations accepted Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Crossroads Thrift Store serves one of the poorest neighborhoods in Salt Lake. They accept clothing,shoes and basic household items. Greatest needs are always pots, pans, silverware, sheets and towels, blankets and sleeping bags. NO large furniture although smaller items like lamps are appreciated. Please make sure that items are clean and in good repair. The majority of items are given away to low income families, refugees and homeless individuals. Click the link to find out more,

The Other Side Thrift Boutique
4290 S State Street  (801)-506-1655
Donations accepted Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Closed Sundays 

Goodwill, Millcreek – Easter Seals Thrift Shop
4545 South 900 East
Donations accepted Monday through Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Sundays 10:00-7:00

Goodwill, Murray
6042 South State Street
Donations accepted Monday through Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Sundays 10:00-7:00

Habitat for Humanity ReStore
1276 South 500 West
Donations accepted Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Restore is a home improvement thrift store. They accept items like large appliances (in working order), doors, cabinets, plumbing and electrical supplies and more. Click the link for full list Restore CANNOT accept old mattresses, used carpet, paints and chemicals, clothing or toys.

2nd Tracks Sports
2927 East 3300 South
Donations accepted Monday through Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Sundays 8:00-6:00
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2nd Tracks is a consignment shop specializing in ski, snowboard and snowshoe equipment. They also have outdoor apparel, among numerous recreational items. Currently, their most wanted items to consign are junior goggles, poles, touring equipment and men’s ski pants. Please call 801-466-9880 if you have other items you would like to consign to ask what else is being accepted at this time.


Columbus Community Center
3495 S. West Temple

This is a completely secure shredding service which also benefits those with cognitive disabilities by giving them jobs and supporting their day center. Fee is a $10 donation for the first 100 pounds, 8 cents per pound after that. Great deal compared to commercial outlets. They even have business services.


Best Buy stores accept MANY items including alarm clocks, cables, cassette players, vacuums, rechargable batteries, hair dryers and much, much more!. Click the link for a complete list of what is, and is not, accepted.

STAPLES recycles old computers, monitors ad printers. Age does not matter. You can also drop off toner and ink jet cartridges.

Lowe’s and Home Depot stores recycles single use and rechargeable batteries, several types of light bulbs, electronics, and plastic shopping bags.

Toxic waste:

Visit this site to learn about items that are considered hazardous and should be kept out of landfills, and for drop off locations.


University of Utah Marriott Library 

Books, audio visual,CDs, video games and controllers. (801) 581-8439


Recycling Computers & TV’s:

Recycle Solutions, LLC
2066 West 2300 South, West Valley, UT 84119
Phone: 801-590-8847
Schedule a pick-up online

Recycle Solutions is dedicated to keeping hazardous e-waste from landfills to protect the environment, repurposing items to extend their life and to protect sensitive data information. They use advanced methods to clear personal information from electronics to protect the consumers, including their businesses and clients.  Hard drives are shredded.  They charge $40 per TV (tube or flat screen) to recycle.

Old mattresses:

Spring Back Utah Mattress Recycling
1989 South 4130 West Suite C, Salt Lake City, Utah 84104
Phone: 801-906-8146

Keep your old mattress out of the landfill and support a great social enterprise. Spring back deconstructs your old mattresses and ruses or recycles the parts. For a fee you can arrange to have mattresses picked up and pay ahead online! Recycling fees for mattress that are dropped off are $15 for first piece (mattress or box springs) and $10 for each additional piece. Learn more at the website listed above. NOTE: they cannot accept mattresses that are wet or have bedbugs.

Old tires:

Liberty Tire Recycling
1450 Beck St., Salt Lake City, Utah 84116
Phone: 801-364-7900

Liberty Tire Recycling is one of the top recyclers in the U.S. They reclaim more than 30% of discarded tires. This means that they process over 140 million tires into raw materials that can be made into sustainable products like miscellaneous rubber goods, adhesives, fuels, athletic fields and landscaping solutions.


Introducing you Reg McDaniel The Metal Man Salt Lake County 801-687-7878 or Matt Norton Utah County 801-687-8787

The Metal Man will pick up your old refrigerator or freezer FREE and recycle the parts. It doesn’t need to be running but it does need to be empty! This is a great resource since Rocky Mountain Power has discontinued their pick-up program.

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