We we try our hardest to avoid items going to the landfill. Whether it be repuposing, donation, recycling drop off, electronic & hazardous waste recycling, consignment referrals. We like to reuse and repurpose items found in our clients homes. We assist you with the facilitation of the removal of the trash, recycling, consignment and donation items. We work closely with other organizations to either sell/donate or repurpose your unwanted items.
Please check with the appropriate organization online or calling for the most up to date information. We have tried to make the list accurate as possible, however things do change from time to time.
is a good place to sell your second-hand & new furniture.
Specializes in online downsizing & estate sale auctions.
Facebook group dedicated to selling vintage
Try selling your gently used items to your group of Facebook friends. Who knows they just may be looking for something you want to sell!
Your personal Facebook page
Search a Facebook auction sites in your home town or area. There are many to be found. Listing your items are easy and there is a bin/ drop process that you can use. Friend the group and in no time you will be selling your unused, not needed items! Search Buy and Sell Groups on Facebook.
Facebook Market Place
A classified ad platform which enables Canadians to connect locally to exchange goods and services. Listings are generally free with pay options to bump up and highlight your ad.
A centralized network of online urban communities, featuring free classified advertisements (with jobs, internships, housing, personals, for sale/barter/wanted, services, community, etc) and forums sorted by
Only donate what is not trash
Games and toys wth missing pieces are not for donation
Stained or chipped dishes are thrown out
Be mindful that volunteers sort items and their time is precious. Don’t sent your trash.
The Calgary Drop In Centre
Donation Centre- This is one of my favourite places to send donations as the items go direct to those who need items right away! 3640 11a St NE, Calgary, AB T2E 6M7
Please check out the list here of items the accept. Their patrons can select from donations they needs at no cost immediately. I was invited to tour of their facility and was amazed at how almost everything gets processed. This not for profit organization recycles everything from copper and wires to sending clothes over seas. Metal is broken down into scrap, Wires stripped for metals, unusable clothes are bagged and sold by the pound. Items get to those who are in need!
The Calgary Humane Society
Occasionally needs good quality, clean carpet to line cages. Please call (403) 205-4455 for more details Old Blankets and Towels - Contact your local Humane Society
The (Habitat for Humanity)
ReStore Recycles doors, appliances, furniture, lumber, electrical and plumbing supplies, and other building supplies Visit habitatcalgary.ca/ for locations and contact information.
Bay 125, 2323 - 32 Avenue NE - (403) 291-6764
5200 – 64 Avenue SE - (403) 205-4180
1 (800) 505-5525
Clothing and small household items with a D on the bag or box.
Calgary Inter-Faith Furniture Society
Calgary Inter-Faith Furniture Society accepts donations of gently used furniture (tables, chairs, dressers, beds, sofas, side tables), Kitchenware, small appliances, dishes, cookware, toys and games, clothing, books, music. Free scheduled pick up is available. Check the list here
Goodwill Industries of Alberta
Visit www.goodwill.ab.ca for locations and contact information.
Goodwill accepts donations of household items in working order including clothing, toys, books,
accessories, shoes and boots, electronics, small appliances, furniture, art, music. * * They advised me they are no longer offer pick ups and do not take mattresses.
Alberta Association for Community Living
Salvation Army Thrift Stores
Visit http://thriftstore.ca/alberta/drop-bin-locations for locations and contact information.
Accepts clothing and household items. 403- 287-9470 - They do do some pick ups, but no mattress, nothing bed related- no large furniture, no desks.
MCC Thrift Shop
2946 32 Street NE in Calgary - (403) 272-0282
Accepts donations of clothing, books, household goods, furniture, small appliances, electronics, etc.
Will pick up furniture by appointment. Drop-off hours are Monday to Saturday from 9:30 - 4:30.
Visit Value Village for locations and contact information.
Accepts clothing, books, shoes, bags and belts, electronics, toys, infant goods, kitchenware, plastic ware,
sporting goods, vintage items, suitcases and wicker.
Women in Need Society
Visit Women in Need for locations and contact information.
Each Thrift Store offers clean and gently used merchandise including clothing, dishes, cookware,
household goods, furniture and books. They have a fee for pick ups. 403-252-3826
Most optical retailers such as Lens Crafters and Pearle Vision accept donations of old eyeglasses with or without cases at all locations. Please call your local retailer.
Old Mattresses? Re-matt or the Drop in Centre Donation Centre
See below for location and pricing.
Great resource for finding items or getting rid of items, and the best part is that everything is FREE! You must join the group to have access to the service but membership is absolutely free.
Accepts women’s business, business casual, and casual clothing, shoes, accessories, outerwear, new and gently used bras, brand new undergarments, hosiery, unused cosmetics, skin care and personal care products for their "Walk-In Closet" program assisting women going into the work force. Click here for more information.
Residential Recycling Programs - The city of Calgary
Alberta's Recycling Hotline 1-800-463-6326 | Speak with a live operator Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm.
The City of Calgary is serious about recycling and have set ambitious goals for the future to reduce waste added to our Calgary landfills. The City of Calgary has along-term goal is to reduce the amount of waste going to landfills to just 20 per cent, and recycling or recovering 80 per cent of waste materials by the year 2020.
Electronics Recycling - Drop Off Locations
Recycle old and unusable electronics, free of charge Includes such items as:
TVs (all sizes)
Computer monitors (some restrictions apply)
All London Drugs locations accept the following for recycling: Electrical and Electronic goods, Small Appliances, Styrofoam, Cell phones, PDA and rechargeable batteries, Alkaline Batteries and more. Free.
IKEA Canada locations accept the following for recycling: Compact Florescent Lights and batteries - Free
The drop in centre, Calgary Public Library, Salvation Army all take books. Please check with each establishment to ensure you know what they accept.
Who would have guessed! Crayola has a new program where they recycle your old Markers! Click here to find out if your area applies . http://www.crayola.com/colorcycle.aspx