Reuse and Donations to Charities

Check Out where you can give away or find free items and ideas about reuse. You can also try using MassDEP's Beyond the Bin search Directory.

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 listing here 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.


Drop off /

Big Brother, Big Sister
Clothes, Shoes, Accessories, Books, Bed Linens, Blankets, Quilts/Spreads, Small Household Items
Call for Pick Up

Battered Women’s Shelter
Toys, magazines, linens, cleaning supplies
Toiletries, blankets, some furniture
781-891-0724drop off

Bristol Lodge
Clothes, Blankets, Mattresses
Shoes, sneakers, T. V’s, furniture
781-647-9957drop off

Chesterbrook Learning Center
Books, games, pens, pencils, tape, folders, tissues, office & art supplies, colored paper, crayons, markers, colored pencils, napkins, and paper/plastic cups, plates and silverware.


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
781-893-6034drop off

Epilepsy Foundation                                                       
Clothing, media, housewares, shoes, bed & bath items, small appliances & electronics (no televisions), small furniture (under 50lbs), toys, games, tools, draperies, curtains. FREE Pickup.



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


Global Thrift

322 Moody Street, Waltham MA - Clothing, toys, household items, furniture, basically anything.

781-891-5577drop off

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:

617-445-1010drop off

More Than Words

Books, Audio Books, University Publishers
Music CD's, DVD's, & Videogames

781-788-0035drop off

Multiple Sclerosis Association
Books, Household Goods, Clothing, Shoes, Bed/bath items, Furniture (sofas, bed frames, tables & chairs), Housewares & Glassware, Jewlery, Toys-Games-Bikes, Small Electronics, CDs/DVDs/Software 
855-677-4287pick 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:

781-891-7700drop off

Planet Aid

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

508-893-0644drop off

Play It Again Sports

Donate or buy quality used sports equipment

For more info: 

781-609-2506drop off

Prospect Hill Learning Center
Books, games, pens, pencils, tape, folders, tissues, office & art supplies, colored paper, crayons, markers, colored pencils, napkins, and paper/plastic cups, plates and silverware.



If you are looking for a way to donate your furniture and other household goods to a new home, ReSupply, a Boston-based & Veteran-operated company, provides an in-home fee-based pickup option. ReSupply works with local charities to give your unwanted furniture and household goods a second life. ReSupply will go into the home, go up and down stairs, and even disassemble items if needed! Residents will receive a tax credit for their donation. 


Donation Pick Uppick-up

Salvation Army

Drop off, Waltham


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:


Building Materials Resource Center
accepts tax deductible donations of
everything from countertops to ceramic tile
Drop off, Roxbury
www.bostonbmrc.orgdrop off


Donations by item:

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


Pine Street Inn Nurses Clinic617-521-7214
American Medical ResourceLocated in Brockton: 508-580-3301
IMECLocated in North Andover: 978-557-5510
Try contacting our local Council on Aging or Senior Center at (781) 314-3499. They take donation requests and can hopefully use your supplies
Book Donations
More Than Words781-788-0035
Got Books978-664-6555
Collection ContainerLocated in Watertown
Super Stop n Shop
700 Pleasant St.

Chesterbrook Learning Center


Prospect Hill Learning Center


Bicycles / Bicycle Tires

Bikes Not Bombs (Bicycle Recycling Center)Call first. Accepts Wednesday, 6:30-9:30pm; Saturday 12-6pm. Will accept bicycle parts, even if they are not in working condition. They do not accept women's 10-speed.

59 Amory Street #103, Roxbuy, MA 02119

Cell Phones

Waltham Lodge of Elks 953

Cell phones for soldiers program

101 School Street, Waltham MA
Ring bell at door off parking lot from 10am-6pm

Eye Glasses
Welch Optics290 Moody Street, Waltham MA
Costco Optical71 Second Ave, Waltham MA
Waltham Vision Care381 Moody Street, Waltham MA
Waltham Lions ClubCollects eye glasses & hearing aids. See here:
Habitat Restore1580 VFW Parkway, W. Roxbury MA 
Boston Building Resource Center100 Terrace St, Boston
Full, clean containers, paint in good condition
Button Cell Batteries
Waltham Consolidated Public Works/Recycling Department165 Lexington Street, Waltham MA
(rebates benefit Healthy Waltham)
Waltham Public Library & Council on AgingButton Cell Collection Boxes are available at the Waltham Public Library (735 Main St) & Council on Aging (488 Main St)