Collection Sites – Local

Do you have items in good shape, maybe even brand new, that you think, I wonder if someone could use this? Here are some ideas of places you can recycle or pass those items along to in the Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, Metro East, and St. Louis area. As a reminder for donations, please make sure your items are clean and in working condition before donating.

Item to DonateLocal drop off Locationspecial notes
airline milescheck with your airline carriersometimes miles can be donated to cancer patients or members of the armed services.
art suppliesSt. Louis Teacher’s recycle center  -We have 2 locations open to the public. Chesterfield Mall,and St L Venture Works 315 Lemay Ferry RDSt. Louis Teacher’s recycle center
baby itemsMosaic pregnancy & Health Center – Granite City
baby food pouches w/ capsEdwardsville Public Library and Glen Carbon Library. Look for the collection box.They get sent to Terracycle to be upcycled.
booksRide for Reading – at collection box at The Cyclery
Little Free Library (2 locations – airplane park and watershed), Mainstreet Community Center,
blanketsAmerican Legion in Edwardsvilleblankets are sent to servicemen in Germany before the men are deployed home.
building suppliesHabitat for Humanity Collinsville
car batteriesAutozone
cell phonesschools
Christmas lightsmost schools
ClothingSeasonal items mainly for men. Like new coats, new socks and underwear – any item for homeless – Wang Gangcollecting for churches on the street reaching the homeless in St. Louis. They don’t have a storage facility so please limit donations to only seasonal items in good condition
electronicsLeclaire Christian daycare takes tablets, readers, ipods, ipads, cell phones. Go to the back entrance – you will need to ring the bell.
eye glasses –Local eye retailers, Lions club
furnitureInternational Hospitality program – SIUE, Restore Decor (wooden furniture)
homecoming / prom dresses, makeup, shoes, jeweleryJSC – collection box is at Crystal Garden/GC Cuisine – 1230 University Drive edwardsville
pet suppliesHope Rescues, Metro East Humane Society, and Partners for Pets
Prescription Drug DisposalEdwardsville Police Department 400 N. Main, department main lobby. 24/7.
shoesShoes for Waterman – collection site SSM Physical Therapy (219 E Vandalia St), next to Chava’s Mexican food, also school drives
stuffed animalsNursing homes for prizes, please clean before donating. Animal shelters.
towelsGood Samaritan House – Granite City, International Hospitality program – SIUE, Hope Rescues, Metro East Humane Society, Partners for Pets
wedding dressesAllison’s Angel Gowns – Afterwords Books 232 S. Buchanan ST EdwardsvilleGowns are turned into gowns for angel babies.

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