Donate Used Items

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Each year the City organizes two separate “Clean-up Week” efforts in which the City and San Luis Garbage Company come together to offer large item pick up opportunities at a reduced price to residents. Spring/Summer clean-up week is scheduled to coincide with Cal Poly move out in order to maximize our efforts to keep sidewalks, streets, and storm drains clear of unwanted debris as students moved out of the City. At the conclusion of clean-up week in 2017, 124 tons of material had been collected from the community. This is enough material to fill about 25 garbage trucks. While many of these items are recycled, many are also sent to the landfill even though they have lots of usable life left.  encourage everyone to plan for scheduled donations of furniture, clothing, electronics, canned foods and other material to local organizations such as the Goodwill, American Red Cross, and Salvation Army.

For information on local organizations that actively accept donations please see below.

 

Organization  Items Accepted  Offers Home  Pick Up?  Website
Goodwill Central Coast Everything from clothing and accessories to small household appliances and furniture, electronics, books, fine china, art and other collectibles in good or new condition. For a complete list of accepted items, along with info on what can't be accepted, please visit https://www.ccgoodwill.org/donate/what-to-donate/.  Yes https://www.ccgoodwill.org/
Whilshire Hospice Hope Chest

Gently used furniture, clothing, household items, antiques, collectibles and jewelry.  

Do not accept large appliances, electronics, children's toys, mattresses, pillows

Yes, Tues & Thur, for furniture items
http://www.wilshirehospicecc.org/hopechest
Achievement House Thrift Store & Electronic Recycling Thrift Store: gently used items such as clothing, shoes, accessories, and linens. Also, household items like furniture, working televisions, knickknacks, pictures, kitchen items, sporting goods and books. 
Do not accept any large appliances, for example, console televisions, refrigerators, freezers or mattresses.
E-Waste: computers, televisions, VCRs, stereos, copiers, cell phones, old phone systems, radios, kitchen appliances, fax machines, and other common electronic products. Do not accept microwaves, refrigerators and stoves.
Yes, $25 pick up fee www.achievementhouse.org/thrift-stores
www.achievementhouse.org/recycle
Wood Human Society Animal care supplies, blankets, towels, cleaning supplies, office supplies  No www.woodshumanesociety.org/donate/wish-list.php
County of San Luis Obispo Animal Services Towels and blankets  No http://www.slocounty.ca.gov/Departments/Health-Agency/Animal-Services/Donations.aspx
Salvation Army Clothing & Shoes  No http://sanluisobispo.salvationarmy.org/