Acceptable Items

DropOff Acceptable Items

Item Description & Details
Cost
Adult bikes Adult mountain bikes, BMX, hybrids, men's 3-speed, 3-speed and children's bikes. No rust. Bikes will be donated to Bikes Not Bombs, a non-profit organization that works with inner city youth and volunteers to recondition and redistribute used bicycles to communities locally and in Central America. Donation requested
Athletic Shoes
Any brand, any condition. Used by Nike in the making of running tracks, basketball courts, tennis courts. Free
Batteries Rechargeable (Ni-Cad), lithium, button, and other specialty batteries (no alkaline batteries).
Free
Scrap metal & appliances Appliances, air conditioners, pots and pans, coat hangers, gas grills, propane tanks, lawn mowers (remove fuel), metal pipe, chain link fencing, lawn chairs, nails, and all other items containing at least 75% metal. Fuel must be removed from lawn mowers, snow blowers, and more. Small amount - Free
Medium amount - $3
Books
For reuse.
Free
Carpeting Carpeting and foam padding. Padding must be separated from carpeting. 8 foot by 10 foot roll - $20
CDs, videos, and DVDs Plastic cases also accepted. N/A
Cell phones and iPods Working or non-working. Free
Crayons Old crayons, any condition. Free
Crib Mattress N/A $12
Electronics Televisions, computers, monitors, printers, keyboards, fax machines, VCR's, stereo equipment, and more. Please remove personal information from all hard drives.
$0.32 per pound. Large items - $32 per pound
Fluorescent bulbs Any length or shape, regular or compact. Free
Mattresses, futons,
box springs
and upholstered furniture
Old mattresses and upholstered furniture in poor condition (sofas, sofa beds, loveseats, armchairs, office chairs, and more).
 
Mercury items Mercury fever thermometers, thermostats, and any other intact mercury-containing devices.
Free
Old towels Old, clean towels for animal shelters. Other pet supplies are also accepted. Free
Oversized Waste Items for disposal that are too big or heavy to fit in a bag or barrel and set out with regular trash. (such as broken chairs, miscellaneous items, and more). View May 2014 DropOff and SwapOff Flyer (PDF)
Printer cartridges From laser and inkjet printers and fax machines.
Free
Propane tanks Any condition, empty or full. $2 - $6
Rags Old and damaged clothing, sweaters, blankets, socks, sheets, towels, quilts, curtains, fabric and knitting. No plastic, leather, down, electric blankets, underwire bras, nylon jackets, curtains with metal hooks or plastic lining, or sleeping bags with long zippers. Free
Reusable building materials In good-to-excellent condition: cabinets, doors and windows (no lead paint), plumbing and light fixtures, flooring (wood, tile, sheet vinyl), lumber, plywood, sheet rock (16 square feet and up).
Free
Styrofoam Clean styrofoam block from packaging, cups and trays. Residents are asked to deliver clean foam packaging peanuts directly to shipping stores such as mail boxes for reuse.
$5 per trash bag