San Antonio Resources: Where can you take your clutter?

In both our residential and commercial organizing services, we encourage people to free themselves of as much clutter as possible in as “green” a way as possible. Since some folks started getting into a pre-fall cleanout mood over the Labor Day weekend, I thought I’d list a few resources that will help spare landfills from lead, mercury, and other toxins. Some charge a fee, which is a small price to pay for ridding your home of annoying clutter and saving the earth. Some are non-profits, so be sure to ask about a receipt for donations.

Quick Fix: Declutter + Donate = Change Lives

Goodwill – Join the Donate Movement

Goodwill of San Antonio accepts almost anything under the sun – even computers and electronics – but not building and hazardous materials. Save the earth, get rid of clutter, and help others in the process! Goodwill might not have the words “women” or “children” in their title, but boy do they help the community!  If you’re not sure how they use your donations to help, watch this short video.

 

Rubbish Works – They do the lifting so you don’t have to.

Get It All Hauled Off:

Rubbish Works picks up everything you no longer want in your home or office and delivers it to the appropriate places: donations to Goodwill, building materials to Habitat for Humanity, recycling to the appropriate centers.  The last resort is the landfill. They offer fantastic customer service and are less expensive than leading competitors. You don’t even have to drag items to a certain spot – just point, and they’ll pick it up.

Building and Hazardous Materials

City of San Antonio Drop-off 

Habitat for Humanity

 

Earth Friendly

Earth911.org lists disposal resources in your area

Our Earth lists similar resources

Ebay Resellers

I Sold It – service.tx002a@i-soldit.com

Ebay Services of Texas (San Antonio & beyond)

 

Electronics – Some of these places charge a fee, so read carefully.

Altex Computers

Best Buy

Big Green Box

CD RecyclingCenter

Corona Visions, Inc – computers, modems, satellite dishes, anything electronic (call for quote)

Office Depot

Verizon Wireless (cell phones)

Giveaway / For Sale

Freecycle

Craigslist

Extra Trash

San Antonio: dial 311 – $20 for extra pick up of up to 50 bags (max 40 pounds each – no large items) or $17 per month for an extra can

Paper

Better Business Bureau Secure Your ID Day

Date: Saturday, October 20, 2012
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Or until trucks are full)
Location: AT&T Center
1 AT&T Parkway
San Antonio, TX 78219

“The program is a BBB-branded identity theft, fraud prevention and educational initiative that features on-site document destruction and distribution of identity protection tips and resources to local communities.

BBB Shred Day is an opportunity for local consumers and businesses to prevent identity theft and help the environment through free on-site document shredding, as well as paper, cell phone and computer recycling.”

Recycling

City of San Antonio

BFI-ACCO Recycling Center – (210) 223-2618

Happy purging!

 
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