Decluttering and Donating: Where to Get Rid of Your Stuff

spring cleaning near gowanus apartmentNow that spring is finally upon us, it’s time to think about ridding your Gowanus apartment of clutter. But when you get in the shedding mindset, it’s hard to figure out where all this stuff that you just don’t need should go. Kick it to the curb? Or could someone else use it? Luckily, there are lots of places in Brooklyn where you can donate gently-used items so that others can find new treasures that you might consider to be trash – or at least stuff you don’t need in your life anymore. There are even organizations that will pick up your stuff! Here’s where to get rid of everything that no longer serves you.

The Salvation Army, 22 Quincy Street, Brooklyn. This might be top of mind when people think about donating goods. The “Salvo,” as it’s sometimes called, will accept everything from clothes to furniture to electronics and more. You can even schedule a pick up of your items. And, there are multiple locations throughout the city.
The Big Reuse, 69 9th Street, Brooklyn. The Big Reuse’s mission is to keep building materials and the like out of landfills. This organization accepts bath and kitchen products and materials, appliances, wood, and structural items. You might not be getting rid of a ton of things they can take, but it’s worth a try! They also accept furniture!

Gowanus E-Waste Warehouse, 469 President Street, Brooklyn. Everyone has outdated electronics lying around just taking up space. Instead of sending all this stuff to the landfill, give it to someone who can use it! The Gowanus E-Waste Warehouse is the largest non-municipal provider of e-waste recycling services in NYC. They accept a wide range of electronics including TVs, printers, cell phones, computers, and more. However, they will charge a recycling fee if you drop off your CD collection. Sorry.

Don’t just dump your unwanted stuff on the curb. Reuse, recycle, and refresh this spring in Gowanus!