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Reuse Opportunities

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 goodsold books

• Autos and auto parts

• Books

• Building materials

• Children’s items

• Clothing

• Furniture

• Office equipment

• Packing materials

• Sports equipment

• Tools

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.


These organizations offer at home pick-up of selected items

Arc of Washington State

Bedding, small appliances, books, videos, small children’s items, clothing/shoes, craft items, furniture, kitchen equipment, knick knacks, musical instruments, records, tapes, CDs, camping equipment, VCRsantiques on a shelf



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



Northwest Center's Big Blue Truck
Bedding, small appliances, books, videos, clothing/shoes, craft items, small furniture, kitchen equipment, records, tapes, CDs, toys, bikes, camping equipment, VCRs

Click here for a list of local businesses that accept used items. These documents are PDF's and can be viewed using Acrobat Reader