Organizations that Accept Items for Reuse

Reuse is better than recycling! For used but useful, operational, and clean items consider offering them for reuse at the Salvage Sheds located at Waste and Recycling Centers (except Bradshaw Quarry).  

There are also many second hand stores and charitable organizations throughout our community that accept clean items in good working order.  

if you know of an organization or individual who would accept items for reuse, repair or recycling that belong on this list, please let us know by emailing recycling.

  • Community Worx
    Donation points are located at the following addresses in Orange County:
    • 103 Jones Ferry Road, Carrboro, NC 27510
      Phone: 919-967-1272
    • Donation Center at Village Plaza
      99 S Elliott Road. Chapel Hill, NC 27514
      Phone: 919-942-9412
  • Club Nova
    Benefits the mental health community. Accept small appliances such as toasters, blenders, microwaves, etc. Seek store employee for help when dropping off items.
    • 103-C West Main Street, Carrboro, NC 27510
      Phone: 919-967-6985
      Store Hours: Monday - Friday, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
  • Orange Congregations in Mission
    • 300 Millstone Drive, Hillsborough, NC 27278
      Phone: 919-732-6194
      Donations are accepted Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Goodwill Industries
    Benefits individuals working to overcome employment challenges. Appliances must work.
    • 520 Hampton Point, Hillsborough, NC 27278
      Phone: 919-245-1209, ext. 98
    • 598 Deerfield Trace, Mebane, NC 27302
      Phone: 919-304-8890
    • 1115 Weaver Dairy Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 27514
      Phone: 919-240-7451
    • This location will also pick up large loads:
      4318 Garrett Road, Durham, NC 27707
      Phone: 919-493-1182
  • Habitat for Humanity Durham/Orange ReStore
    Accepts working appliances less than 10 years old.
    • 5501 Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard
      Durham, NC 27707
      Phone: 919-403-8668
    Free pick-up is available for sellable donations.
    • 313 Foster Street, Durham, NC 27701
      Phone: 919-682-1495, ext. 1608
  • The Scrap Exchange in Durham is a creative reuse center that accepts a wide variety of reusable materials.
  • Veteran Car Donations accepts used working and non-working cars to provide assistance to veterans and their families. It is fairly simple process with free pickup.
  • ReCYCLEry may accept bikes for reuse.
    108 N Graham Street, Chapel Hill, NC
    Phone: 919-533-9196
  • The Compass Center (formerly the Family Violence Prevention Center)
    Donated phones are provided to victims of domestic violence so they can call 911 in an emergency situation, or the phones will be recycled through the Shelter Alliance and the Compass Center receives the proceeds. Please deactivate phones before dropping them off. Include phone chargers, if possible. An appointment is required to drop off phones, call 919-968-4610 to schedule. The Compass Center also has various donation boxes in the Chapel Hill area, see list below.
    • The Compass Center: 210 Henderson Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
    • Seymour Center: 2551 Homestead Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
    • Whole Foods: 81 S Elliott Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
    • UNC School of Law: 160 Ridge Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
    • UNC Hedrick Building: Chapel Hill, NC 27517
    • UNC Women’s Hospital (Beacon Program): 101 Manning Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
    • SallyMack: 762-a MLK Jr Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
      The Beehive Salon: 102 E Weaver St, Carrboro, NC 27510