ReuseFest

ReuseFest is a one-day drop off event open to the general public that diverts materials from local landfills to reuse by local nonprofits.

2021 DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED

Event sponsored by:     

Clean out the garage…the basement…the overflowing closets throughout the house and gather gently used items to drop off at ReuseFest, a large-scale collection of materials to be REUSED by local nonprofits.

The Pennsylvania Resources Council’s “ReuseFest” – a one-of-a-kind drop-off event for gently used materials destined for reuse by numerous local nonprofit organizations – accepts a wide variety of items including bedding/bath, clothing, furniture, kitchen items, medical supplies, pet supplies and more.

A list of materials accepted is shown below. 

Questions on ReuseFest? Email Josh Schuneman at [email protected] or call 412-488-7490 x 7.

At 2021 collections, PRC will modify logistics to promote safety during the current COVID-19 pandemic.  All participants must 1) place all items in car trunk/truck bed  2) wear a face mask and stay in vehicle at all times  3) confirm details at www.prc.org before attending event.

Acceptable Materials for ReuseFest

TYPICAL GENTLY USED ITEMS COLLECTED AT REUSE FEST

BEDDING & BATH
bath towels/rugs, bed pillows, blankets/comforters, dressers, end tables, shower curtains, shower rods, etc.  NOTE:  All upholstered items or mattresses must be free of stains, rips and pet hair.

CHILDREN’S TOYS & SPORTS EQUIPMENT
books, clothing, sports equipment, toys, etc.

CLOTHING, ACCESSORIES & SHOES
men’s, women’s, plus size, big and tall clothing, children and infant’s clothing, blouses, dresses, jewelry, purses, shoes and accessories

FURNITURE
bed frames, dressers, end/coffee tables, kitchen tables/chairs, etc.

GENERAL HOUSEHOLD
ironing boards, lamps, laundry baskets, luggage, mirrors, rolling suitcases, vacuum cleaners, window curtains, etc.

KITCHEN
cooking and bakeware, dish sets, kitchen utensils, measuring cups, mixers, pots/pans/skillets, serving bowls, sets of dishes, sets of glassware, silverware, tables and chairs, tea pots, working countertop appliances, etc.

MEDICAL SUPPLIES
bandages/dressings, bariatric commodes, canes, catheters, crutches, hoyer lifts, lift/transport chairs, nebulizers (no accessories unless new and in package), oxygen concentrators, oxygen/feeding tubing, rollator/wheeled walkers, scrubs (new or gently used up to XL), shower seats, tub transfer benches, wheelchairs etc.

PET SUPPLIES
bowls (stainless steel and ceramic), bungee cords, clean towels/blankets, digital kitchen scales, hard-sided cat carriers/dog crates, neck/boppy pillows, etc.

 

Partners reserve the right to refuse unusable materials. 

Participating Non-profits at ReuseFest

2021 REUSE FEST PARTNERS TO BE ANNOUNCED

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.