Where Do I Recycle or Donate Unwanted Items? 

Before you toss an item in the trash, please check this list of organizations and businesses that will gladly accept your items for donation or recycling. Many will provide a tax-deductible receipt. Thank you for giving your items a second life and keeping them out of the trash.




Appliances

  • Furniture Sharehouse. Small electronic appliances. Drop off location: Westchester County Airport Warehouse.

  • Renovation Angel, 275 Route 46 West, Fairfield, NJ, (973) 461-2344. They will inspect your kitchen (cabinets, counter tops, appliances, fixtures and building materials) and will arrange to have it removed by a licensed contractor if the kitchen is suitable.

  • Habitat for Humanity Restore, 659 Main St, New Rochelle. Submit photo via email to restorewestchester@gmail.com

  • Salvation Army, 34 North Main Street, Port Chester. Clothing, furniture, household items, cars, appliances

  • Vietnam Veterans. Small appliances. Pick-up service only.


Art Supplies


Art Work


Baby Items

  • The Sharing Shelf, 47 Purdy Avenue, Port Chester. Infant car seats (less than 5 years old - wash covers before donating), pack-n-plays, strollers (cleaned), new and gently used baby clothing. New only: bottles, pacifiers. (See CLOTHING for Sharing Shelf's donation guidelines.)

  • Rye Presbyterian Thrift Shop, 882 Boston Post Road, Rye. Strollers, toys.

  • Habitat for Humanity Restore, 659 Main St, New Rochelle. Baby furniture, including cribs. Submit photo via email to restorewestchester@gmail.com

  • Vietnam Veterans. Baby clothing, baby items. Pick-up service only.


Backpacks

  • Midnight Run. Contact Robin Shainberg at shain92@aol.com for drop off details in Rye.


Batteries

Note: Under the NYS Rechargeable Battery Law, rechargeable batteries can be recycled at most retail locations that sell them.

  • Battery Solutions. Recycles any type and every volume. Call: 800-852-8127

  • Verizon Wireless, 86 Purchase Street, Rye.

  • Rye Camera Shop, 55 Purchase Street, Rye.

  • Home Depot, Midland Avenue, Port Chester.

  • Staples, 515 Boston Post Road, Port Chester.


Bikes

  • Rye Presbyterian Thrift Shop, 882 Boston Post Road, Rye.

  • Linking Handlebars, Rye - gently used bicycles a youth run not-for-profit Organization that collects and refurbishes bicycles and gives them away to underprivileged children in local area. Drop off or arrange for pick up.

  • Vietnam Veterans. Pick-up service only.


Beauty/Personal Care

  • My Sister’s Place, One Water Street, White Plains. New, unopened full-size toiletries for both men and women, such as: deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo/conditioner, body wash, body lotion, shaving cream, and razors.

  • Hope’s Door, Hawthorne, (914) 747-0828. Full-size hair products (for all hair types), soaps, toothbrushes, toothpastes, deodorants.

  • The Sharing Shelf, 47 Purdy Avenue, Port Chester.

    • New, unopened full sized toiletries.

    • From October 15 - November 10 and March 15 - April 1: hairdryers, curling irons, flat-irons (must work!)

  • Midnight Run. Hotel size toiletries. Contact Robin Shainberg at shain92@aol.com for drop off location in Rye.

  • Vietnam Veterans. Cosmetics, body care items. Pick up service only.


Books

 


Building Material

  • Habitat for Humanity Restore, 659 Main St, New Rochelle. Submit photo via email to restorewestchester@gmail.com

  • Renovation Angel, 275 Route 46 West, Fairfield, NJ, (973) 461-2344. Cabinets, countertops, appliances, fixtures and building material.


Cameras

  • Rye Arts Center, 51 Milton Road, Rye. Accepts art supplies, digital cameras and tablets.


Cell Phones and Accessories

  • Apple Products. Drop off Apple products at local Apple stores or recycle online with prepaid mailing label.

  • Hope’s Door, Hawthorne, (914) 747-0828. Call to schedule drop off.

  • National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Accepts any cell phone/accessories in any condition, laptops, Mp3 players, digital cameras, video game systems, chargers, accessories, cords.

  • Verizon Wireless, 86 Purchase Street, Rye. Trade in devices for a gift card, or choose to donate devices to HopeLine, a charity that gives survivors of domestic violence a safe, reliable way to stay in contact with vital resources in a time of crisis.

  • Staples, 515 Boston Post Road, Port Chester. Accepts accessories, adapters, cordless phones, trade-in eligible mobile phones.


China


Cleaning Supplies

  • Humane Society ofWestchester, 70 Portman Rd, New Rochelle. Disinfecting wipes, paper towels, Windex, bleach, brooms, small scrub brushes, large garbage bags, disposable gloves, dish/liquid hand/bar soap, hand sanitizer, laundry detergent, Ziploc sandwich bags.

  • Hope’s Door, Hawthorne, (914) 747-0828. Laundry detergent, fabric softener, dish detergent, Brillo, sponges, cleaning supplies, paper towels, toilet paper, tissues, napkins.


Clothing

  • Rye Presbyterian Thrift Shop, 882 Boston Post Road, Rye. Accepts only new clothing

  • The Sharing Shelf, 47 Purdy Avenue, Port Chester. New and gently used clothing, SHOES for infants, children and teen.

    • Clothing should be in clean, wearable condition ready for immediate distribution.

    • No used socks, underwear, hats or gloves (new is fine).

    • Accepts: Fall and winter clothing from July 15 - February 28 and spring and summer clothing/shoes from March 1 - July 14.

    • Recycling of stained or damaged clothing: Bag recyclables separately. Label bag "For Recycling". Drop off Tuesday/Wednesday, Thursday between 9:30am-2:30pm. Do not include items for recycling in your regular donation bags.

  • The Children’s Collective. Collects gently used and new coats and warm winter clothing the first week in November. Email: ChildrensCollective@gmail.com

  • Bottomless Closet. Women’s professional clothing. Contact: krkressler@gmail.com

  • Operation Prom. Have an old prom dress still hanging in your closet? Donate it, jewelry or bags (no shoes) to a local teen. Drop-off locations are listed in the fall/winter. Westchester Contact: Noel D’Allacco, email: Noeld@HelpPROM.org

  • Rye Middle School. Spring Clothing Drive

  • Midnight Run. Sweatshirts, sneakers and backpacks. Contact Robin Shainberg at shain92@aol.com for drop off location in Rye.

  • Salvation Army, 34 North Main Street, Port Chester. Clothing, furniture, household items, cars, appliances

  • The Golden Shoestring, 149 Larchmont Avenue, Larchmont. Gently used apparel, accessories (shoes, handbags, scarves, belts, jewelry).

  • Vietnam Veterans. Clothing, accessories and shoes of all types and sizes (men’s, ladies, children’s, baby’s). Pick-up service only.


Contact Lenses


Corks


Crystal


Computers

  • Westchester PC Renew. Refurbishes donated computers and distributes them to non-profit groups.

  • Apple Products. Drop off Apple products at local Apple stores or recycle online with prepaid mailing label.

  • Staples, 515 Boston Post Road, Port Chester. Accepts accessories, adapters, cables, all-in-one computers, computer speakers, desktop computers, eReaders, flash drives, gaming consoles/handhelds, GPS devices, hard drives, iPod®/Mp3 players, keyboard/mice. laptops (trade-in eligible), modems, monitors (LCD, LED, CRT), printers/multifunction devices (desktop), routers, scanners (desktop), shredders, small servers, tablets (trade-in eligible), UPS/battery, backup devices, and webcams.


Electronics

  • Rye Arts Center, 51 Milton Road, Rye. Accepts art supplies, digital cameras and tablets.

  • Music and Memory. Accepts all Apple music players in working condition. Provides prepaid shipping label. Music & Memory is a non-profit organization that brings personalized music into the lives of the elderly or infirm through digital music technology, vastly improving quality of life.

  • National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Accepts any cell phone/accessories in any condition, laptops, Mp3 players, digital cameras, video game systems, chargers, accessories, cords.

  • Apple Products. Drop off Apple products at local Apple stores or recycle online with prepaid mailing label.

  • Staples, 515 Boston Post Road, Port Chester. Accepts accessories, adapters, cables, all-in-one computers, computer speakers, desktop computers, eReaders, flash drives, gaming consoles/handhelds, GPS devices, hard drives, iPod®/Mp3 players, keyboard/mice. laptops (trade-in eligible), modems, monitors (LCD, LED, CRT), printers/multifunction devices (desktop), routers, scanners (desktop), shredders, small servers, tablets (trade-in eligible), UPS/battery, backup devices, webcams, cable/satellite receivers, calculators, camcorders, CD/DVD/Blu-ray players, computer speakers, connected home devices, copiers (desktop), cordless phones, digital cameras, fax machines (desktop), Flash drives, mobile phones (trade-in eligible), stereo receivers, video streaming devices (Apple TV®, Roku Player, etc.).

  • Home Depot, Midland Avenue, Port Chester. Accepts rechargeable batteries, CFL bulbs and plastic bags for recycling. Accepts incandescent holiday lights from November to mid December for recycling.


Eyeglasses


Food


Furniture

  • Rye Presbyterian Thrift Shop, 882 Boston Post Road, Rye. Accepts small furniture, including tables and chairs.

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters.

  • Furniture Sharehouse. Bed frames, mattresses, dressers, tables, lamps, small electronic appliances, rugs, mirrors, artwork, TVs (less than 27” and less than 5 years old). Drop off location: Westchester County Airport Warehouse.

  • Salvation Army, 34 North Main Street, Port Chester. Clothing, furniture, household items, cars, appliances.

  • The Golden Shoestring, 149 Larchmont Avenue, Larchmont. Small furniture pieces and bric-a-brac.

  • Vietnam Veterans. Small furniture, rugs. Pick-up service only.


Halloween Costumes

  • Carver Center. Collection in early fall. Contact Shami Kini at shami.kini@gmail.com


Heating Pads & Hot Water Bottles


Housewares

  • Rye Presbyterian Thrift Shop, 882 Boston Post Road, Rye.

  • Salvation Army, 34 North Main Street, Port Chester. Clothing, furniture, household items, cars, appliances.

  • The Golden Shoestring, 149 Larchmont Avenue, Larchmont. Household, decorative items, china, crystal, glassware, kitchen items.

  • Hope’s Door, Hawthorne, (914) 747-0828. Gently used or new household items: dishes, microwaves, toasters, silverware, coffee pots.

  • Vietnam Veterans. Pick-up service only. Household items, glassware. They will take almost anything.


IPods/MP3 Players

  • Music and Memory. Accepts all apple music players in working condition. Provides prepaid shipping label. Music and Memory is a non-profit organization that brings personalized music into the lives of the elderly or infirm through digital music technology, vastly improving quality of life.

  • Staples, 515 Boston Post Road, Port Chester. Accepts music players for recycling.

  • Apple Products. Drop off Apple products at local Apple stores or recycle online with prepaid mailing label.


Jewelry


Knick-Knacks

  • Rye Presbyterian Thrift Shop, 882 Boston Post Road, Rye.

  • Salvation Army, 34 North Main Street, Port Chester. Clothing, furniture, household items.


Knitting Needles

  • Hope’s Door, Hawthorne, (914) 747-0828. Crochet/knitting needles.


Lamps


Linens/Towels/Bedding


Markers

  • An In-School Program: Crayola ColorCycle will accept all brands of used plastic markers, including dry erase markers and highlighters. Schools box and mail collected markers to Crayola for recycling. Crayola pays all shipping charges.

  • See Art Supplies for related guidelines.


Medical Supplies

  • The AFYA Foundation. Collects used medical supplies to be donated to those in need. Accepts used medical equipment (wheel chairs, shower chairs, commodes, crutches, slings etc.) chucks, adult diapers, bandages, pencils, notebooks. Collections organized through Rye Rotary. Drop Off: Webster Bank, back entrance, 72 Purchase Street. Please call before dropping off: (914) 967-1679.


Mirrors


Pet Supplies

  • Mount Vernon Animal Shelters. Canned cat food, canned dog food, dog treats, cat treats, milkbones, peanut butter, bleach, laundry detergent/ powder, Pine-sol, Fabuloso, dish soap, paper towels, toilet paper, 30 gallon garbage bags.

  • Humane Society of Westchester, 70 Portman Rd, New Rochelle. Ziploc sandwich bags, snow shovels, pet-safe ice melt, heating pads/hot water bottles, toys, canned/dry food items, stuffed animals, peanut butter, hot dogs. (Accepts all food donations, but has a greater need for canned pet foods.)

  • Pet Rescue, 7 Harrison Avenue, Harrison. Dog food, dog treats, canned cat food, cat litter, kennels, cat toys, dog toys, laundry detergent, bleach.


Pharmaceuticals

  • Drop off at Rye Police Station, 21 McCullough Place. A full list of medication collection boxes in NY State can be found here.


Plastic Bags

  • By state law, stores with 10,000 square feet or more of retail space and chains that operate five or more stores with greater than 5,000 square feet of retail space are required to provide plastic bag recycling bins. Accepted items must be clean and include:

    • retail bags with string ties and rigid plastic handles removed

    • newspaper bag

    • dry-cleaning bags

    • produce bags with all food residue removed

    • bread bags with all food residue removed

    • cereal bags with all food residue removed

    • plastic wrap from paper products (paper towels, toilet paper, etc.)

    • plastic stretch/shrink wrap with all food residue remove

    • plastic zipper-type bags


Plastic Bubble Wrap & Packaging Material

  • UPS Store, 222 Purchase Street, Rye. Collects plastic bubble wrap, but does not collect packaging peanuts.


Rugs


School Supplies

  • My Sister’s Place, One Water Street, White Plains.

  • The Sharing Shelf, 47 Purdy Avenue, Port Chester. New, unopened and unused school supplies and new or used scientific and graphing calculators

     


Shoes/Sneakers

  • Midnight Run. Sneakers for the homeless. Contact Robin Shainberg at shain92@aol.com for drop off location in Rye.

  • Rye Running Co., 37 Purchase Street. Collects gently used sneakers and donates them to morefoundationgroup.org

  • The Sharing Shelf, 47 Purdy Avenue, Port Chester. New and gently used sneakers and shoes.

  • Vietnam Veterans. Pick-up service only. All kinds of shoes.


Silver


Snow Shovels


Sporting Goods


Stereo/Radio


Televisions

  • Furniture Sharehouse. Drop off location: Westchester County Airport Warehouse. TVs (less than 27” and less than 5 years old).

  • Vietnam Veterans. Pick-up service only. Portable TVs.


Tools


Toys


Ziploc Bags


Additional Resources

RYE CITY INTERACTIVE SANITATION CALENDAR - Does everything except slice bread: You can create a personalized waste pickup calendar, schedule metal/electronics pickup, and its “what goes where” feature tells you where to donate/recycle anything. A must use for Rye residents.

RYE MOM SALES ON FACEBOOK -  You can sell any type of item or offer it for free in this group. www.facebook.com/RyeMomSales

WESTCHESTER FREECYCLE - Join this group through Yahoo to offer almost anything. List your item through the group's moderators, and a member will respond if they would like to take the item. You may only offer items for free. Visit

CRAIGSLIST - Post items for sale on Craigslist or in the “For Free” section.