Reuse and Donations to Charities

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Check Out where you can give away or find free items and ideas about reuse. 

When throwing out reusable items, consider a donation to the many charities in Waltham who reuse or sell used articles.Charitable organizations in Waltham take donations of clothing, furniture, household items, etc. Many of these organizations offer a tax credit.  If donation is not an option, please check our alternative recycling and trash disposal list to see if you are following proper disposal protocol.  If you have any questions about what can and cannot be put in the trash you can contact the Recycling Department at 781-314-3390.

Charity Phone

Drop off /

Big Brother, Big Sister
Clothes, small household items
Toys, books
Call for Pick Up
774-776-7200 pick-up
Battered Women’s Shelter
Toys, magazines, linens, cleaning supplies
Toiletries, blankets, some furniture
781-891-0724 drop off
Bristol Lodge
Clothes, Blankets, Mattresses
Shoes, sneakers, T. V’s, furniture
781-647-9957 drop off
Diaper Depot
Christ Church, 750 Main St., Waltham Ma (Hours for Drop Off Tues-Thurs 10:00am-2:00pm
Accept donations of diapers, baby food, cereal, formula and gently used baby clothes and blankets.  All of the items for donation should be geared to infants and toddler age children
781-893-6034 drop off

Epilepsy Foundation                                                        Clothing, media, housewares, shoes, bed & bath items, small appliances & electronics (no televisions), furniture, toys, games, tools, draperies, curtains. FREE Pickup.

888-322-8209 pick-up

Got Books?

Books, CD's, DVD, VHS tapes, audio books, and records.
Drop off at Immanuel United Methodist Church, 545 Moody St, Waltham.
Pick-up also available

978-284-2500 both

Global Thrift

Clothing, household items, furniture, basically anything.

781-891-5577 drop off

Goodwill Attended Donation Center

1100 Lexington St, Waltham Shopping Plaza area - next to Shaws

8:30-4:30 every day except major holidays: household items, textiles (dry, unsoiled by hazardous waste) gently used or new, ripped or stained okay too. For a full list of acceptable donation items, go to:

  drop off

Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless

Furniture, kitchen and household items
Call for furniture pick-up

781-595-7570 x13 pick-up for furniture

More Than Words

Books, Audio Books, University Publishers
Music CD's, DVD and VHS Movies, Videogames

781-788-0035 drop off
Multiple Sclerosis Association
Books, Household Goods, Clothing, Shoes, Bed/bath items, Housewares & Glassware, Jewlery, Toys-Games-Bikes, Small Electronics, CDs/DVDs/Software 
855-677-4287 pick up

Neighbors Who Care Thrift Shop

709 Main Street, Waltham (Parking in Rear)

Donate or buy gently used clothing or small household goods. The Thrift Shop provides funding for a program to match volunteers with seniors who need companionship. 

For more info:

781-891-7700 drop off

Planet Aid

Clothes, shoes
Drop off bin locations can be found on website

508-893-0644 drop off

Play It Again Sports

Donate or buy quality used sports equipment

For more info: 

781-609-2506 drop off

Salvation Army

Drop off, Waltham

781-894-0413 drop off

Vietnam Vets
Clothes, small household items, bicycles, small furniture or furniture 24X24X36, will accept bicycles in working condition w/inflated tires, take shoes, bedding items, draperies, curtains, glassware, jewelry & cosmetics, toys and games, tools, small appliances like small counter appliances
Pick up

For more info:

800-775-8387 pick-up
Building Materials Resource Center
accepts tax deductible donations of
everything from countertops to ceramic tile
Drop off, Roxbury drop off


Medical Supply Donations
New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans Will take smaller supplies such as crutches, canes, wheelchairs, etc


Pine Street Inn Nurses Clinic 617-521-7214
American Medical Resource Located in Brockton: 508-580-3301
IMEC Located in North Andover: 978-557-5510
Try contacting local Councils on Aging or Senior Centers which take donation requests and can hopefully use your supplies  
Book Donations
More Than Words 781-788-0035
Got Books 978-664-6555
Collection Container Located in Watertown
Super Stop n Shop
700 Pleasant St.


Bicycle/ Bicycle Tires

(617) 442-0004, 59 Amory Street #103, Roxbury, MA, 02119
Call first. Accepts Wednesday, 6:30-9:30 pm; Saturday 12:00-6:00 pm.
Will accept bicycles or bicycle parts, even if they are not in working condition. They do not accept women's 10-speed.

Cell Phones

Waltham Lodge of Elks 953, 101 School St, Waltham MA.
Cell Phones for Soldiers Program
Ring bell at door off parking lot  10 AM-6 PM


Eye Glasses

The following businesses will take gently used glasses.

Welch Optics  290 Moody St, Waltham 781-894-2127

Costco Optical 71 Second Ave, Waltham  781-622-3897

Waltham Vision Care  381 Moody St. Waltham  781-894-1094