New Stuff? Old Waste? Don’t Throw it Away–Donate It!

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During the holiday season, waste increases in all areas: food, clothing, electronics, furnishings. This comes at a great cost to our environment and budgets. Before sending goods to a landfill, get them into a new home for another person to use! See our list of local charities that will accept your items, whether you’re looking to give away furniture in St. Louis or make television donations in St. Charles.

Organizations Accepting Donations

For more information on hours of operation, dropoff or pick up fees and an accepted items list, please contact the organization directly.  This list is not a comprehensive list of all organizations that pick up donations. To find more options near you, search our recycling database.

American Kidney Fund  []

Phone: 314-968-9768

Address: 101 Kenrick Plaza Shrewsbury, MO 63119

Accepted Items: Antiques, baby accessories, bikes, books, CDs, records, clothing, computers, electronics, fabric, gas-powered tools, housewares, jewelry, luggage, artwork, small appliances, refrigerators under 48”, small furniture, toys, shoes, wire hangers, car, truck, van, boat, campers and RVs.

Habitat for Humanity St. Louis’ ReStore []

Phone: 314-678-4576

Address: 3763 Forest Park Ave. St. Louis, MO 63108

Accepted Items: Household, building, and construction materials in good condition, including never-opened paint cans, doors and windows, plumbing and electrical fixtures, lumber, appliances, cabinets, hardware and roofing materials.

International Institute []

Phone: 314-773-9090 (ext. 174 or ext. 145)

Address: 3401 Arsenal St. St. Louis, MO 63118

Accepted Items: Working appliances (microwaves, vacuums, heaters), children’s books, clean linens, toys, sporting goods, cookware, unused diapers, baby products, household cleaners and clean furniture.

MERS/Missouri Goodwill Industries []

Phone: 314-371-1296

Address: 4200 Forest Park Ave. St. Louis, MO 63108

Accepted Items: Vehicles, power tools, home electronics (DVD player, computer, VCR, game consoles, cameras, CD players, cell phones), linens, clothing, shoes, home décor, toys, books, small appliances and cookware.

Miriam Switching Post []

Phone: 314-646-7737

Address: 292 Hanley Ind. Court Brentwood, MO 63144

Accepted Items: Furniture, patio furniture, antiques, lamps, mirrors, artwork, china, crystal, silverware, jewelry, table linens, décor, coffee table books and cook books.

Salvation Army []

Phone: 314-535-2000

Address: 4121 Forest Park Ave. St. Louis, MO 63108

Accepted Items: Household goods, clothing, vehicles, large and small furniture.

St. Vincent De Paul Society of St. Louis []

Phone: 314-881-6006

Address: 4928 Christy Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63116

Accepted Items: Clothing, large and small appliances, kitchenware (pots, pans, glasses), hospital equipment, home goods (rugs, artwork, mirrors), furniture (lamps, bedroom sets, outdoor furniture), electronics (computers, DVD, phones), unopened toiletries and food.

Vietnam Veterans of America []

Phone: 314-423-8823

Address: 9715 St. Charles Rock Rd. Breckenridge Hills, MO 63114

Accepted Items: Baby items, bedding, bikes, books, clothing, curtains, jewelry, kitchenware, shoes, small furniture, small appliances, tools and toys.

Wheels For Wishes []

Phone: 314-205-9474

Address: 13523 Barrett Parkway Dr. Ste. 241 Ballwin, MO 63021

Accepted Items: Car, boat, motorcycle and RV.


  • Michelle Kuntz says:

    Hi- I am looking to recycle 4 kitchen chairs which are slightly broken (need seats replaced) but are otherwise solid wood chairs. Is there a place to recycle and refurbish items like these here in St. Louis ? Thanks!!

  • John Diefenbach says:

    I am looking for a location where I can take old vcr and television

  • Mojee says:

    we are looking to find a place to donate plastic bottles, bags , cans, card board , papers .
    please help me .
    thank you

    • Samantha Villaire says:

      Hello. Most of these items can be put in the single stream recycling. There aren’t any organizations that take plastic bottles, bags, cans, cardboard or paper for donation. Empty plastic bottles and containers, paper bags, metal food and beverage cans, cardboard and paper can be recycled at a Blue Bin dropoff location (find a location here), or taken to Earth Circle Recycling. Plastic bags and wrap can be taken back to a local grocery or retail store. You can find a location here. Thank you!

  • Donna says:

    I am looking to donate cleaning supplies which have never been open and new mops, brooms

    • Samantha Villaire says:

      Hi Donna! Since these items haven’t been opened and are brand new, they could be taken to a thrift store such as St. Vincent de Paul or Goodwill. There may be some local shelters (St. Patrick’s Center downtown will take them) that could use them as well. Thanks for recycling responsibly and keeping items out of the landfill! 😀

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