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.

ERIE REUSE FEST

Saturday, September 11, 2021 * UPMC Health Plan, 380 E. Bayfront Parkway, Erie, PA  16507

 

PITTSBURGH REUSE FEST

Saturday, October 16, 2021 * North Park Swimming Pool parking lot, Allegheny County

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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.

Click on EVENT DETAILS below to view a list of materials accepted.

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

ERIE EVENT DETAILS

DATE:    Saturday, September 11, 2021
TIME:    10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
PLACE:  UPMC Health Plan, 380 E. Bayfront Parkway, Erie, PA  16507

 

NONPROFIT PARTNERS INCLUDE

Erie Dress for Success
Greater Erie Area Habitat for Humanity

More partners to come — check back for updates

 

MATERIALS COLLECTED AT ERIE 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.

 

All materials donated should be GENTLY USED and in good condition.

Partners reserve the right to refuse unusable materials. 

PITTSBURGH EVENT DETAILS

DATE:    Saturday, October 16, 2021
TIME:    10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
PLACE:  North Park Swimming Pool parking lot, Allegheny County

 

NONPROFIT PARTNERS INCLUDE

Brother’s Brother Foundation
Dress for Success Pittsburgh
Free Ride
Goodwill of Southwestern PA
Grow Pittsburgh
Off The Floor
The Education Partnership

More partners to come — check back for updates

 

MATERIALS  COLLECTED AT PITTSBURGH 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.

 

All materials donated should be GENTLY USED and in good condition.

Partners reserve the right to refuse unusable materials. 

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.