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Where To Donate Household Items In Bryan-College Station

Where to donate household items Bryan College Station

Spring is the traditional time to go through your home, top to bottom, and give it a good deep cleaning and removing unwanted or unneeded items. But the truth is, it’s always a time for some “spring cleaning,” no matter what season it might be. January is officially Get Organized Month—excellent post-holiday timing, to be sure, when you may have new items to incorporate into your living space.

Don’t let yourself be restricted by the month or the season. Whether it’s January or June, springtime or winter, or anytime in between, it’s the perfect time for a fresh start. If you have old clothes, abandoned toys, long-ago-forgotten tools or kitchen items, or anything lying around that you and your family just don’t use anymore, it’s time to let it go. And what’s the perfect first step? Finding out where to donate these household items.

Where To Donate Household Items in Bryan-College Station

If you live in the Bryan-College Station area, you may be wondering where to donate unwanted items. Remember, donations to charitable foundations are tax-deductible. There are several Bryan and College Station clothing dropoff locations, but don’t stop there!

Charity organizations will gladly accept your old appliances, exercise equipment and other household items, and even used vehicles—and more. Here are a few organizations located here in Bryan-College Station which accept donations of household items:

Habitat for Humanity ReStore sells new and used building materials, appliances, furniture and home décor. The majority of their products are donated by local businesses and individuals, and all profits are used to build homes for families in need, as part of Habitat for Humanity’s mission to eliminate poverty housing in Bryan and College Station. Learn more about dropping off items at the ReStore or scheduling a pickup for larger items.

Heart of Texas Goodwill accepts donations of almost anything you can think of, from clothing and shoes to toys, furniture, appliances, musical instruments and more. Best of all, the sales of your donations help fund job training programs, employment placement services and other community-based programs for people with disabilities as well as those who lack education or job experience, or who face employment challenges. Find your nearest Goodwill store here, and find out more about dropping off items or arranging for pickup.

Salvation Army of Bryan-College Station helps people in need in a variety of ways—and your donation of clothing, furniture, appliances, household goods or even used vehicles will assist this organization in its mission to meet human needs in God’s name without discrimination. You can drop off items at the Salvation Army Family Store in Bryan or schedule a pickup.

Twin City Mission, with four store locations in Bryan, College Station and Navasota, has been serving people in need since 1963. You can donate items by dropping them off or arranging a pickup. You can also donate corrugated cardboard to the Twin City Mission Recycle Yard in north Bryan.

Ways To Dispose of Household Items

Another important part of clearing out clutter includes recycling or disposing of common household items, such as batteries, medications and paint, that have special requirements for recycling or disposal. Tires, appliances, CFL light bulbs, lawn waste and vehicles are just a few other common items with special disposal requirements.

Here is a list of local businesses and agencies which accept these types of items:

Batteries Plus in College Station offers recycling services for light bulbs and batteries, including car batteries.

Best Buy in College Station will accept your old cell phones, CDs and rechargeable batteries.

Brazos Valley Solid Waste Agency, in conjunction with the cities of Bryan and College Station, sponsors a Household Hazardous Waste Collection every fall and spring and accepts medications, automotive waste, cleaning and paint products, electronics, fluorescent bulbs and more.

Bryan Iron and Metal buys used and scrap motors, car bodies, tools, bicycles, appliances, batteries, cell phones, modems and more.

The Bryan Recycling Center accepts the usual recyclables (bottles, cans, cardboard and so on), along with batteries, cell phones, printer cartridges and even vehicles.

The City of College Station Recycling office accepts the usual recyclables and also provides information for how to recycle computers and televisions.

Target has Guest Recycling Stations in the front of each store where you can drop off aluminum cans, plastic bottles and beverage containers, plastic shopping bags, ink cartridges, cell phones and MP3 players. You can also recycle MP3 batteries and cell phones in these bins.

Getting Rid of Clutter Also Gives Pests Fewer Places to Hide

Remember, getting organized doesn’t just clear out space in your home. It also makes you feel good. Purging clutter not only improves your life on a personal level, but it also helps other individuals, families and organizations. As a company with decades of experience in pest control, we have also seen first hand that neat and tidy spaces keep pests from lingering inside of your home. If your decluttering efforts expose these unwanted houseguests, call in the pest control experts at ABC to take care of the problem so you can enjoy the benefits of your hard work.

Les Stobart

Les joined ABC in 2008 as the Director of Marketing, overseeing marketing, advertising, and communications for ABC’s branches. Les started the Lean Line, Online Chat departments, and manages corporate recruiting. He has a Bachelor of Science in Communications & Advertising from Lamart University. He has been part of the Texas Banking Association, a Financial Literacy Volunteer Teacher, ABC Kite Fest Board of Directors, a Town & Country Youth Soccer Coach, and a Neighborhood Sports flag football coach.

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