Reuse Opportunities

Unwanted Household Items
Unwanted household items may seem like trash to you, but to someone else those items might be a treasure! Reuse by finding a new home for:
  • Appliances and electronic goods
  • Autos and auto parts
  • Books
  • Building materials
  • Children’s items
  • Clothing
  • Furniture
  • Office equipment
  • Packing materials
  • Sports equipment
  • Tools
Old Books
Buying Used
In the market for something new?

Instead of buying new, consider repairing, borrowing from a neighbor or a friend, renting, or buying used items. Check the local “yellow pages” for stores nearest you. Whether you donate items for others to use, use curbside recycling services, and/or drop off materials for recycling, reusing and recycling helps keep valuable resources from going into the landfill, giving them a chance for a longer life.

At Home Pick-Up
These organizations offer at home pick-up of selected items:
Antiques
Arc of Washington State
Items:
  • Bedding
  • Books
  • Camping equipment
  • CDs
  • Clothing / shoes
  • Craft items
  • Furniture
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Knick knacks
  • Musical instruments
  • Records
  • Small appliances
  • Small children’s items
  • Tapes
  • VCRs
  • Videos
Phone: 360-671-3344
Toll free: 800-446-4980

Appliance Depot

Offers free curbside pickup of large, household appliances in the City of Bellingham. Pickup service in other areas of Whatcom County also available.

Call for details: 360-527-2646
Website

Northwest Center's Big Blue Truck
Items:
  • Bedding
  • Bikes
  • Books, videos
  • Camping equipment
  • CDs
  • Clothing / shoes
  • Craft items
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Records
  • Small appliances
  • Small furniture
  • Tapes
  • Toys
  • VCRs
Phone: 800-992-2060
Website

A list of local businesses that accept used items can be found online (PDF).