One of the greatest nuisances of moving is figuring out where to recycle the heavy-duty items, like old appliances and furniture. The art of packing can be completed as a quick, robotic routine. Getting rid of an old washer, dryer, or couch is not a simple. It has to be planned out into a day already packed with things to do.
Denver has many options to donate these bulky items, as long as they are in reusable condition. Not only do these donations help the community, but the donations are also eligible for federal and state tax reductions. Some donation centers also offer free pick-up services to ease the process even more.
Donate Household Items in Denver
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity ReStore accepts furniture, appliances, and cabinetry. Consider working with this organization during a remodel through their Habitat for Humanity Deconstruction program. This program helps remodelers to save on removing items like cabinetry, plumbing fixtures, and appliances. The salvageable items are then resold for use in homes built for low-income families. A free pick-up service is available for the items the accept, or drop off items yourself at any of the ReStore locations in Denver, Aurora, Littleton, Wheat Ridge, and Highlands Ranch.
Bud’s Warehouse accepts new and used building and home products, including cabinets, appliances, new tile, new carpet, hardware, light fixtures, decorative and panel doors, windows, sinks, and furniture. However, the warehouse does not accept used carpet, used tile, or paint. These items are then sold to the public to support people in the community starting over after addiction, homelessness, and prison. Warehouse hours are Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Solid Waste Management
Solid waste Management provides a free appliance collection and recycling service to Denver residents. After scheduling an appointment, appliances are collected by EcoProjex, contracted by the city to do the job. Appliances which qualify for this service are refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, washers and dryers, stoves and ovens, hot water heaters, furnaces, dishwashers, and microwave ovens.
Vietnam Veterans of America
Click the link to schedule a free donation pickup to donate used clothes, toys, books, tools, shoes, appliances, and other household items to service men and women in need.
African Community Center of Denver
The African Community Center of Denver helps refugees rebuild their lives safely in Denver. The Safari Thrift store accepts large furniture items, tables, chairs, and blankets for donation. Go to the website to set up a free pickup for any large furniture donations.
For a list of other donation centers in the Denver area, look at the list on 303Magazine.com!