With temperatures at a perfect 80 degrees and Spring Break in full swing, many North Phoenix residents are getting started on their spring cleaning projects.
For many, cleaning out the garage, attic, or storage shed is a yearly ritual best performed during the nicest time of year. Other home improvement projects such as remodeling also take place during the Spring.
We at the North Phoenix Blog encourage our readers to be as efficient as possible when cleaning out their houses of unnecessary clutter. Recycle, reduce, and reuse your old items whenever possible.
Instead of throwing your old junk in the trash, give it to someone who might need it. Remember, one man's junk is another man's treasure. We have compiled this handy guide to Recycling in Phoenix, Arizona for your convenience:
Goodwill of Central Arizona accepts all types of donations including clothing, books, furniture, home appliances and electronics, exercise and sports equipment, and so much more! Over 40 stores valleywide accept donations daily.
St. Vincent De Paul
St. Vincent De Paul accepts donations of furniture, appliances, clothing, household items, beds, and even vehicles! Best of all, they will come to YOU and pick the items up! Give them a call today to schedule a FREE pickup!
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Recently remodeled your home? Donate your used fixtures including lights, appliances, sinks, countertops, doors, windows, bathtubs, furniture, tools, and more to ReStore by Habitat for Humanity. Your donations may be sold at the store or used in future building projects. 3 Valley locations.
Sell your car, truck, SUV, boat, bike, or off-road toy to a local buyer on this mega-forum of classified ads. Be sure to include a picture and a telephone number in your listing for a quick sale. Craigslist also has sections for furniture, electronics, clothes, and more!
eBay Classifieds (formerly Kijiji)
The eBay-owned competitor of Craigslist offers the same services but with a slightly different look.
UPDATE: The service has been discontinued.
North Phoenix Freecycle
Give away your used items by making a post on here. Posting is free but registration is required to view ads.
Take your used clothes to Buffalo Exchange and get cash or store credit! Two valley locations in Phoenix and Tempe.
Books, Music, Games
Trade in your old books, CDs, video games, board games, and more at any Bookmans location. Get cash or store credit for your trade-ins.
Plastic Shopping Bags
Many valley grocery stores such as Wal-Mart, Fry's, Safeway, and Sunflower Markets accept plastic shopping bags for recycling. See a complete list of partners on the website below.
Take your used alkaline batteries to any Batteries Plus store for free recycling. Other types of batteries may be accepted depending on the location.
Computers and Electronics
Donate your used computers and electronic devices to Westech Recycling. In addition to the downtown address, donations are also accepted at the monthly Scouts Electronicfest in Scottsdale.
Phoenix Hazardous Household Waste (HHW) Collection
What do you do with old batteries, paint, oil, and antifreeze? These items are NOT safe to throw in the trash! Fortunately, the City of Phoenix has monthly collections of hazardous items at no charge. See website for full list of acceptable items and locations.