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:
Stop Unwanted Incoming Information:
Less Phone Calls & Mail
Simplify phone calls:
Get less mail:
catalogchoice.org (you can still receive catalogs you want)
www.moneymailer.com/contact – to be removed from Money Mailer list
General Thrift Stores
Donations accepted Tuesday through Saturday, noon – 3:00 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, www.alslc.com.
Crossroads Urban Center
Donations accepted Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 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, www.crossroadsurbancenter.org.
The Other Side Thrift Boutique
Donations accepted Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Closed Sundays
Goodwill, Millcreek – Easter Seals Thrift Shop
Donations accepted Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Sundays 11:00-6:00 p.m.
Donations accepted Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Sundays 11:00-6:00
Donations accepted Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Specialty Thrift Stores
Donations by appointment only. Open Monday – Saturday 12:00 p.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
Donations accepted Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 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 habitatsaltlake.com/restore. Restore CANNOT accept old mattresses, used carpet, paints and chemicals, clothing or toys.
They take furniture, home décor, and funky stuff.
1019 East 2100 South Salt Lake City, UT 84106
7490 South Holden St. Midvale, UT 84047
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
2927 East 3300 South Salt Lake City, UT 84109
1273 Canyon Rd Ogden, UT 84404
644 State Street Orem, UT 84057
Books and Media:
University of Utah Marriott Library
Books, audio visual,CDs, video games and controllers.
Salt Lake City Library
Books, CDs, DVDs, vinyl records, and comic books.
Utah Book Pickup
100 books or 1000, they will pick them up free! They take all genres and types of books (including those with accessories like tarot cards), encyclopedias, books on tape, DVDs, CDs, video games, vinyl records, and unopened games and puzzles.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Computers & TVs:
Recycle Solutions, LLC
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.
Metal and Appliances
Iron Man Recycler
John Gundaker: Salt Lake County
The Iron 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.
Matt Norton: Utah County
Wasatch Metal Recycling
Nelson Scrap Metals
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 will take any type and brand of old marker (dry erase, color, highlighter etc.) and recycle it!
Spring Back Utah Mattress Recycling
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
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.
Columbus Community Center
This is a completely secure shredding service which also benefits those with cognitive disabilities by giving them jobs and supporting their day center.
This company will pick up large amounts of materials.
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.
Movers and Haulers:
Other Side Movers
Local and In-State Moves. This is a Salt Lake based rehab moving program. It is the most affordable moving option out there. They move residential and commercial. They also take donations. (See Thrift Store above.)
Red Barn Movers
Based in Centerville, this rehab probram does residential and commercial moves. They also move safes and pianos. They serve Salt Lake, Davis, and south Weber counties.
PJ Brown Muscle Mover
Two Men and a Truck
Let them move the heavy stuff and you do the rest!
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.
Remove and Recycle the rest
This local company will remove all the rest of your stuff at a much lower price than the national chains. They can bring a trailer to take away donations, items for dump plus electronic and hazardous waste. They also have a large Sprinter van and can take large items to consignments or move a few large items to another location.
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.
Monday through Saturday ONLY, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Trans Jordan Landfill
Murray City Public Works
They take household antifreeze, batteries, motor oil and paint.
They will take florescent light bulbs and batteries.