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.

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Thrift Stores:

General Thrift Stores

Assistance League

    2090 East 3300 South Salt Lake City, UT 84109

    (801) 484-3401

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,

Crossroads Urban Center

    1385 W. Indiana Ave. (840 South) Salt Lake City, UT 84104

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,

The Other Side Thrift Boutique

4290 S State Street  Salt Lake City, UT 84107

    801) 506-1655

    3320 S 13TH E Milcreek, UT 84106

    (801) 810-4222

    Donations accepted Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Closed Sundays 

Goodwill, Millcreek – Easter Seals Thrift Shop

    4545 South 900 East Salt Lake City, UT 84117

    Donations accepted Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Sundays 11:00-6:00 p.m.

Goodwill, Murray

    6042 South State Street Murray, UT 84107

    Donations accepted Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Sundays 11:00-6:00


3171 E 3300 S  Salt Lake City, UT 84109

    (801) 467-8395

    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

Clever Octopus

2250 S West Temple South Salt Lake, UT 84115

    Donations by appointment only.  Open Monday – Saturday 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

    (801) 441-0866

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

    (801) 263-0136

    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 Restore CANNOT accept old mattresses, used carpet, paints and chemicals, clothing or toys.



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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

Books and Media:

Available Centers

University of Utah Marriott Library 

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

    (801) 581-8439

Salt Lake City Library 

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

    (801) 524-8238

Utah Book Pickup

    (801) 735-5173

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.


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

    (801) 886-3022 

Computers & TVs:

Recycle Solutions, LLC

2066 West 2300 South, West Valley, UT 84119

   (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.

Metal and Appliances


Iron Man Recycler

    John Gundaker: Salt Lake County

    (385) 539-1770

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

(801) 687-8787


 Wasatch Metal Recycling

    (801) 305-3700

Nelson Scrap Metals

    (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

    (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

    (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.

Discount Shred    


This company will pick up large amounts of materials.

Shred It

    (855) 211-4294

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

(855) 211-4294

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

Movers and Haulers:

Moving Companies

Other Side Movers

    667 E 100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84102

    (801) 893-1972


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

(801) 419-1945

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.

Moving yourself?

    PJ Brown Muscle Mover

(801) 897-4524

    Two Men and a Truck

Let them move the heavy stuff and you do the rest!

Green Moving Bins

King Tote

    (801) 613-7030

Utah Box Storage

    (801) 433-2525

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.

Junk Removal:

Remove and Recycle the rest

Everything Goez

(801) 755-4799

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.

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

    (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



Murray City Public Works

    4646 S. 500 W. MurrayUT 84123

    (801) 270-2440   

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


They will take florescent light bulbs and batteries.

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