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Before you throw something in the garbage, ask yourself if it can be reused, repaired or donated. Solid Waste Management offers programs and services online and at the Tacoma Landfill to help you find a new home for your reusable items.
Online materials exchange
If you have perfectly good items that are too good to toss in the garbage, list them on 2good2toss.com, a free online resource where you can give away or sell (up to $199) your reusable household items and building materials.
List or browse for items in more than 40 categories ranging from appliances, automotive parts and furniture to landscaping supplies, sports equipment and electronics. There’s even a category for announcing garage sales, another way to reuse unwanted items. 2good2toss.com also features photo capability so you can let the pictures do the talking.
When you sell items on 2good2toss.com, you’re not only saving landfill space, but saving money on disposal costs.
Part of a statewide effort to save landfill space and encourage reuse practices, 2good2toss.com is sponsored by the City of Tacoma Solid Waste Management, Pierce County Solid Waste Division, the Washington State Department of Ecology and I-WasteNot Systems.
Chances are someone else has a use for your unwanted items. Many local charities accept a wide variety of donations for resale, reuse or recycling. Another option to keep perfectly good, reusable items out of the landfill is to give away, buy or sell items on 2good2toss.com.
Household items and furniture
Donate your reusable, gently-used household items and furniture at the attended Goodwill donation station, located at the City of Tacoma Recycling Center (Tacoma Landfill). A Goodwill attendant will be on hand to take your items from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week.
Here are the most common accepted and not accepted items for donation. If you have a question about something not listed, call Goodwill at (253) 272-5166 or visit www.tacomagoodwill.org/give_donations.cfm.
|| Not accepted|
• Small appliances that work
• Furniture in useable condition
• Computers (working systems, no monitors)
• Sporting goods
• Computer monitors
|• Appliances (large)|
• BBQ grills (used)
• Bean bag chairs
• Blinds (used)
• Carpet, carpet pads (used)
• Console stereos
• Infant/child car seats
• Mattresses, waterbeds, metal bed springs
More ways to donate
There are many other charity organizations and ways to donate. Find more options in the phone book under “Charities.”
Wherever you donate, please remember to do so responsibly:
- Donate only when donation locations are open.
- Report to your local authorities any suspicious activity you see around donation locations that are closed.
- Give thoughtfully. Only reusable, gently-used items can be sold in thrift stores.
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