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:

Tax Deduction for Donations

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. Use their printable guide and visit this website for more details.

Stop Unwanted Incoming Information:

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Thrift Stores:

General 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) Salt Lake City, UT 84104


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  Salt Lake City, UT 84107

Phone: (801)-506-1655 

Facebook Page

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 Salt Lake City, UT 84117

Donations accepted Monday through Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Sundays 10:00-7:00


Goodwill, Murray

6042 South State Street Murray, UT 84107

Donations accepted Monday through Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Sundays 10:00-7:00

Specialty Thrift Stores

Clever Octopus

4973 South State Street Murray, UT 84107

Telephone: 801.441.0866 


Donations accepted Wednesday through Saturday ONLY, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

The Clever Octopus  is a thrift store for art and craft supplies filled with with reclaimed and reusable materials. They accept paper, office/school supplies, art/craft supplies, fabric, science supplies, tools/construction supplies, jewelry, containers, and more. PLEASE NOTE: acceptance of donations is based on needs and overstock. Click here to see what they are currently accepting.


Habitat for Humanity ReStore

1276 South 500 West Salt Lake City, UT 84101

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.


Available Centers

University of Utah Marriott Library 

Books, audio visual,CDs, video games and controllers.

Phone: (801) 581-8439


Salt Lake City Library 

Books, CDs, DVDs, vinyl records, and comic books.

Phone:  (801) 524-8238


General Recycling

General Recycling:

Wasatch Front Waste and Recycling District Information

Earth 911

This is a search engine for recycling solutions. You can find where to recycle, what to recycle, as well as many articles with ideas on how to reduce waste.

Recycling Coalition of Utah

To find a recycler near you, you can select the materials that you would like to recycle, and then click your county.


Recycling pick-up service. Bag your items to be recycled, place on the curb on your assigned day, they’ll come by on your recycling day, and if you ever need additional pick-ups, just let them know!



67 Ikea Way, Draper, UT 84020


Bring your CFL bulbs and plastic to our recycling center by the Returns and Exchanges area. You may also bring paper and cardboard to recycle in the bins in front of the store.


General E Waste:

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.

Best Buy stores accept MANY items including alarm clocks, cables, cassette players, vacuums, rechargable batteries, hair dryers and much, much more!

Click here for a complete list of what is, and is not, accepted.


Metech Recycling

2350 W. Bridger Road Salt Lake City, UT 84104

Phone: 801-886-3022


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.


The Metal Man

Reg McDaniel: Salt Lake County

Phone: 801-687-7878

Matt Norton: Utah County

Phone: 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.



Wasatch Metal Recycling

Phone(801) 305-3700



Nelson Scrap Metals

Phone(801) 834-6168




Lego Replay Program

Simply box up the Lego bricks you are ready to let go, print out a prepaid label from the website, and ship like normal. Click Here to get your label or more info. The bricks are then washed and working with Teach for America and the Boys and Girls Club of Boston to distribute them to thousands of children across the country to learn through play.



Crayola Marker Recycling Program 

Crayola will take any type and brand of old marker (dry erase, color, highlighter etc.) and recycle it!



Spring Back Utah Mattress Recycling

1989 South 4130 West, Door #2, 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.

KSL Investigated Taking Mattresses to the Dump Check it out here!

Tuck Mattress Disposal Guide Check it out here!



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.


Available Centers

Columbus Community Center

3495 S. West Temple Salt Lake City, UT 84115


This is a completely secure shredding service which also benefits those with cognitive disabilities by giving them jobs and supporting their day center.


Shred It



They offer one-time shredding, shredding service on a regular schedule, hard drive destruction, and other material destruction services. Pick up and drop off options available.


Sugar House Archives



Your one stop for document scanning, storage, and shredding. They have services to help with all your document needs.




Moving Companies

Other Side

667 E 100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84102

Phone: 801.893.1972


Local and In-State Moves.



Phone: 801-972-4420

Toll-free: 800-733-6261

Main Office – Salt Lake City, UT. They also have offices in Utah County, Northern Utah, and St George.

They are long distance movers and a part of North American Van Lines. They also offer crate and ship.


Green Moving Bins

Utah Box Storage


They deliver easy-close bins to your door, and after your move they come to your home and take the bins away. Saves loads of cardboard and tape. You can also STORE bins containing seasonal items, holiday decorations, or memorabilia. A reasonable alternative to storage units.

Hazardous Waste:

Proper Disposal

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


Salt Lake Valley Solid Waste

6030 West California Ave Salt Lake City, UT 84104

Telephone: 801-535-6470 


Monday through Saturday ONLY, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Trans Jordan Landfill

10873 Bacchus Highway South Jordan, UT 84009

Telephone: 801-569-8994 



Murray City Public Works

4646 S. 500 W. MurrayUT 84123

Telephone: (801) 270-2440


They take household antifreeze, batteries, motor oil and paint.



Home Again

Website:                                                                                                                                     They take furniture, home décor, and funky stuff.


1019 East 2100 South  Salt Lake City, UT  84106

(801) 487-4668



7490 South Holden St.  Midvale, UT  84047

(801) 255-5457



Driftwood Collection

2005 E 2700 S Suite B Salt Lake City, UT 84109



They take higher end purses, shoes, accessories, and men and women’s clothing.



2nd Tracks Sports


Donation days and hours vary by location. Please check website for details.

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.


625 South 600 West Salt Lake City, UT  84101

(801) 973-7350



2927 East 3300 South  Salt Lake City, UT  84109

(801) 466-9890



1273 Canyon Rd Ogden, UT  84404

(801) 631-2003



644 State Street Orem, UT  84057

(801) 607-2493


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