This week’s Lancaster Sunday News carried an interesting article about what to do with things you have, don’t use any more and want to dispose of. You may want to consider recycling your unwanted accumulation. Your gently used or unused household items may be welcomed by others.
Really bad stuff (hazardous materials as partially filled old paint cans, batteries, etc.) should be disposed of properly.
- Hazardous materials, batteries, etc. … Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority
Plastics, cans and newspapers should be put out for recycle pick-up.
Here’s a list of organizations (with links) that accept gently used items. and with links
- Household goods, clothing, toys … Goodwill – Mennonite Central Committee Thrift Shops –
- Computers, computer supplies, etc. – Free Geek Penn
- Appliances, computers and furniture – Community Clearing House
- Building materials including lumber, paint, roofing, windows, shingles, cabinets, countertops, flooring, tools – Lancaster Habitat Re-Store
- Art and creative materials – Lancaster Creative Reuse
- Anything that someone might use – The Freecycle Network
- Food, gently used clothing, gently used furniture – Water Street Rescue Mission
- Food, gently used clothing, gently used furniture – Salvation Army
- Glossy Magazine Donations (magazines and catalogs) – Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Pennsylvania
- Eyeglasses – Lions Clubs International –