JUST BECAUSE THE GIVE AND TAKE AT THE RDF IS CURRENTLY CLOSED, DOESN'T MEAN THERE AREN'T ANY OPTIONS
We have never spent more time in our homes than we are now. With this, comes the urge to renovate and get rid of items we have been wanting to dispose of for years. Although the pandemic did close certain donation centers, many have reopened and are ready and willing to take your unwanted items. Whether you’re doing a complete house renovation, or just getting rid of a couple items; here are some places that will find new homes for your items and prevent them from ending up in a landfill.
List of places actively taking donations and what they are accepting is here
The inspiration for this list came to local Wellesley residents after seeing numerous home renovations with overflowing dumpsters disposing of salvageable appliances and furniture. This not only results in trash blowing all over the street, but when disposed of, these items sit and take up space in the landfills. These days it is even more important to offer items in perfectly workable condition to be passed along to a new home.
The responsibility of limiting landfill capacity truly lies in everyone’s hands; even if there is just one project out of ten that donates instead of disposing, that is progress. The creators of this list hope that by turning people on to the places that are actively accepting donations, it will aid in recognizing the value in some of the items we’re throwing away.