If you’ve accumulated a good haul of new items during the holidays, you might find yourself with a lot of old items to get rid of. Here are a few ways you can avoid putting them in your brown trash bin.
Electronics – Goodwill stores will accept your old electronics, whether or not they still work, and they’ll either sell them in their stores or properly recycle them. All electronics will be refurbished using U.S. Department of Defense-grade programs to clear hard drives and erase any personal information. You can drop your electronics off to any Goodwill store during their regular operating hours.
Clothing – Thrift stores abound in our area, so much so that you can choose to be a little picky by looking for a thrift store that donates to a cause you’re interested in. From children to veterans, there’s something for everyone. There are several shelters and charities in the area that will also accept gently used clothing. A quick google search will bring up plenty of options.
Food – Coming out of the holiday season, food banks tend to see a decline in donations. While it’s great to donate during the season of giving, there are hungry people all year round. Just remember to check the expiration date on all of the items you donate. Most food banks cannot accept expired food.