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 Donate Local drop off Location special notes
airline miles check with your airline carrier sometimes miles can be donated to cancer patients or members of the armed services.
art supplies St. Louis Teacher’s recycle center  -We have 2 locations open to the public. Chesterfield Mall,and St L Venture Works 315 Lemay Ferry RD St. Louis Teacher’s recycle center
baby items Mosaic pregnancy & Health Center – Granite City
baby food pouches w/ caps Edwardsville Public Library and Glen Carbon Library. Look for the collection box. They get sent to Terracycle to be upcycled.
books Ride for Reading – at collection box at The Cyclery
Little Free Library (2 locations – airplane park and watershed), Mainstreet Community Center,
blankets American Legion in Edwardsville blankets are sent to servicemen in Germany before the men are deployed home.
building supplies Habitat for Humanity Collinsville
car batteries Autozone
cell phones schools
Christmas lights most schools
Clothing Seasonal items mainly for men. Like new coats, new socks and underwear – any item for homeless – Wang Gang collecting 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
electronics Leclaire 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
furniture International Hospitality program – SIUE, Restore Decor (wooden furniture)
homecoming / prom dresses, makeup, shoes, jewelery JSC – collection box is at Crystal Garden/GC Cuisine – 1230 University Drive edwardsville
pet supplies Hope Rescues, Metro East Humane Society, and Partners for Pets
Prescription Drug Disposal Edwardsville Police Department 400 N. Main, department main lobby. 24/7.
shoes Shoes for Waterman – collection site SSM Physical Therapy (219 E Vandalia St), next to Chava’s Mexican food, also school drives
stuffed animals Nursing homes for prizes, please clean before donating. Animal shelters.
towels Good Samaritan House – Granite City, International Hospitality program – SIUE, Hope Rescues, Metro East Humane Society, Partners for Pets
wedding dresses Allison’s Angel Gowns – Afterwords Books 232 S. Buchanan ST Edwardsville Gowns are turned into gowns for angel babies.

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