San Francisco Department of the Environment

Where can I donate unwanted items?

Resources for Reuse

Here are organizations and resources where you can donate unwanted items:

Goodwill accepts new or used items, including:

St Vincent de Paul accepts donations of:

  • clothing
  • furniture
  • automobiles / cars

Salvation Army accepts new or used items, including

  • clothing
  • appliances
  • furniture
  • household goods
  • automobiles / cars

Building Resources is San Francisco's only source for reusable, recycled, and re-manufactured building and landscaping materials.

SCRAP (Scroungers' Center for Re-usable Art Parts) provides learning materials to support creativity. SCRAP accepts and sells arts and crafts items, including fabric, sewing notions, paper craft materials, unique boxes and containers, and other novelty items.

RecycleWhere is your one stop shop to find out how to free yourself of unwanted items. Find solutions to reusing or recycling items based on location:

Freecycle is a free email listserv within your geographic area to post items to donate and reuse. Everything posted is free.'

Craigslist provides free classifieds for buying, selling, donating, and trading used goods.

Excess Access matches donors of surplus goods with recipients in need.

San Francisco Food Bank accepts donations of non-perishable food such as canned or frozen food. Drop off small quantities, or arrange a pick up of larger quantities.

Find the Highest and Best Use for Unwanted Items

Bulky Items & Toxic Products

For large items that may not be accepted for donation: find out how to dispose of bulky items.

If you have toxic products, dispose of your toxic products responsibly.