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. See their printable guide.

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Thrift stores:

Specialty Thrift Stores

Clever Octopus

4973 South State Street Murray

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

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.

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)

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  


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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


Available Centers

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.


Shred It



This is a shredding service for in-home shredding if numerous files/boxes are in need of shredding.

Electronic Waste:

Recycle & Disposal Locations

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.


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.

Metech Recycling

2350 W. Bridger Road Salt Lake City, UT 84104

Telephone: 801.886.3022


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 




Donation Locations

University of Utah Marriott Library 

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

Recycling Computers & TV’s:

Recycle Centers

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:

Recycle Information

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!

Old tires:

Recycle Locations

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.


Recycling Services

The Metal Man

Reg McDaniel: Salt Lake County



Matt Norton: Utah County



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.


Recycling Resources:

Additional General Information & Locations

Wasatch Front Waste and Recycling District Information

Earth 911

Recycling Coalition of Utah


Crayola Marker Recycling Program 



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.


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