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Many options exist for getting rid of your unwanted “treasures.” Before you recycle or throw it away, try to find a new home for your item. Here are some ideas to help you get started.
  • Host a weekend garage sale to free up storage space and make extra money.
  • Donate clothing, furniture, small working appliances, and vehicles to nonprofit agencies, local thrift stores, churches, and homeless shelters.
  • Find and exchange items for free or low cost using online classified services. Visit San Mateo County’s RecycleWorks Reuse Center for a directory of resources.
  • If you want to get rid of leftover or reusable building materials, consult our Deconstruction Recovery and Reuse Listings.

Find a local agency accepting donations in our Resource Center or use the Office of the Attorney General Charity Search to find information on nonprofit organizations located or doing business in California which are federally recognized tax exempt organizations.