ReuseFest


Celebrate Earth Day at ReuseFest!

Saturday, April 21st, 2018
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Children’s Hospital Employee Parking Lot

Donate your gently used materials to be reused by local non-profits
Celebrate and learn about reuse at the Reuse Marketplace

Residents are invited to drop off their gently used materials to be reused by local non-profit at ReuseFest!

Please bring the following materials to be donated to the following nonprofits:


ReuseFest will also feature the Reuse Marketplace!

Participants are invited to:

Have questions about what can be donated or want more information about ReuseFest? Email Sarah Shea call 412-773-7156 or complete the form below.

2018 Accepted Materials

ANIMAL ACCESSORIES

  • Bowls (stainless steel and ceramic), Cat Carriers/Dog Crates, clean towels/blankets, digital kitchen scales, reptile tank/accessories, etc.

ART & CRAFT SUPPLIES

  • Paint, brushes, pencils, erasers, sketch pads, canvases, painting tools, drafting tools, sculpting tools and supplies, and crafting supplies (crayons, markers, paintable boxes and wood shapes, beading and jewelry supplies, pom poms, googley eyes, pipe cleaners)

NOTE: No yarn or fabric accepted at ReuseFest.

BEDDING & BATH ITEMS

  • Bathroom towels/rugs, blankets/comforters, bed pillows, sheet sets (bag & note size)  NOTE: All upholstered items or mattresses must be free of stains, rips and pet hair.

BIKING SUPPLIES & TOOLS

  • Bikes, bike parts, tools in working order (i.e screw drivers, wrenches and allen keys), etc.

CLOTHING, ACCESSORIES & SHOES

  • Men’s (summer wear, long pants & shirts, Big and Tall size clothing), Women’s (summer wear, dresses, blouses and pants, Plus sizes), Business casual shoes (flats and heels), Jewelry, Purses

GENERAL HOUSEHOLD ITEMS

  • Lamps, mirrors, wall decor and paintings, window curtains, ironing board & iron table, luggage, backpacks,  workable DVD players, vacuum cleaners, and unexpired child car seats

FURNITURE:

  • Bed frames, dressers, end tables and coffee tables, kitchen tables and chairs

KITCHEN ITEMS

  • Cooking & bake wares, silverware, dish sets, coffee mugs, drinking glasses, pots, pans and skillets, can openers, mixers & crock pots, teapots, mixing bowls & spoons, colanders, working counter top appliances, trash cans, and dish racks

MEDICAL SUPPLIES

  • Bandages/dressings, bedside commodes, scrubs (new or gently used up to XL), canes, catheters, crutches, hoyer lifts, lift/transport chairs, wheelchairs, nebulizers (no accessories unless new and in package), oxygen concentrator, oxygen/feeding tubing, rollator/wheeled walkers, shower seats/benches, adult incontinence supplies, etc.

USABLE BUILDING MATERIALS

  • Doors, light fixtures, lumber (4’+), windows, etc.

VINTAGE ITEMS

  • Ephemera, manual typewriters, records, etc. for repurposing

ReuseFest Inquiries

  • Submit your question about accepted materials and event information for ReuseFest!

2018 Event Information


Celebrate Earth Day at ReuseFest!

Saturday, April 21st, 2018
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Children’s Hospital Parking Lot
Donate your gently used materials to be reused by local non-profits
Celebrate and learn about reuse at the Reuse Marketplace

Event will include the opportunity to drop off gently used items to support the mission’s of local nonprofits listed below.   Other activities will include our Reuse Marketplace including a mini “I Made It” Market, pop up shops, Earth Day activities, Food Trucks and more!  Check back for more details.

2018 Partners and Sponsors


2018 Sponsor

 

upmc

 


2018 Food Truck/MarketPlace Partners

These food trucks have pledged to reduce and minimize their waste in partnership with ReuseFest!


2018 Non Profit Partners

 

 

What is ReuseFest?

Started in 2012 through the generous support of the Sprout Fund and other local sponsors, ReuseFest is a one-day drop off event open to the general public that diverts materials from local landfills to reuse by Pittsburgh non-profits.

PRC collaborates with a number of local nonprofits to provide the public with the opportunity to easily donate items that otherwise may have ended up in the trash. ReuseFest helped to connect these usable materials with great local non-profit organizations who found ways to give this material a second life, while benefiting those in need.