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.

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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 participating nonprofits and materials accepted.

PRC follows all federal, state and local health/safety guidelines.  To streamline the process at PRC events, participants should pack all materials in their car trunks or truck beds and then stay in their vehicles while the contractor unloads the materials.

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

ReuseFest is sponsored by UPMC, UPMC Hamot and The Erie Community Foundation in collaboration with Erie County Recycling Program and City of Erie.

NONPROFIT PARTNERS INCLUDE

Chosen International Medical Assistance
Dress for Success Erie
Erie City Mission
Goodwill
Greater Erie Area Habitat for Humanity
Green Scene Thrift

More partners to come — check back for updates

 

MATERIALS COLLECTED AT ERIE REUSE FEST

All materials donated should be GENTLY USED and in good condition. Partners reserve the right to refuse unusable materials. 

BEDDING & BATH
New/unopened personal hygiene products, bathroom towels/rugs, blankets, sheet sets (bag and note size), curtains/curtain rods

CHILDREN’S ITEMS
Diapers, toys, clothing, books

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

FURNITURE
Hardwood furniture (bookcases, end tables, dining tables, chairs, bed frames, dressers), loveseats, sofas, recliners, lamps, clocks, quality decorating items
NOT ACCEPTED: broken/stained furniture, large metal/wood desks, stained/torn mattresses

KITCHEN ITEMS
Cooking and bakeware, dishes, glassware, pots, pans, cooking utensils, small working appliances (toaster ovens, blenders, coffee makers, etc.)

MEDICAL SUPPLIES
Shower chairs/stools, transport benches, wheelchairs, bedside commodes/bedpans, rollators/pulmonary walkers, other durable medical equipment

USABLE BUILDING MATERIALS
Bathroom vanities and fixtures, hardware, kitchen cabinets, lighting fixtures, new building materials (extra bundle of shingles or box of ceramic tile), unpainted doors, shutters
NOT ACCEPTED: carpet, lead paint, wall mounted sinks, sinks without base cabinet and used paint

GLASS RECYCLING — NEW IN 2021
PRC, in partnership with Bayfront Glass, will collect all colors of glass bottles, jars and jugs.  No need to separate colors.  Remove caps and lids.

 

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PITTSBURGH EVENT DETAILS

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

ReuseFest is sponsored by UPMC and Allegheny County Parks Department.

NONPROFIT PARTNERS INCLUDE

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

 

MATERIALS  COLLECTED AT PITTSBURGH REUSE FEST

All materials donated should be GENTLY USED and in good condition. Partners reserve the right to refuse unusable materials. 

ART & OFFICE SUPPLIES
binders, desk organizers, art supplies, packs of paper (lined, copy or construction), backpacks, etc.

BEDDING & BATH
Bathroom towels/rugs, bed pillows, blankets/comforters, sheet sets (bag and note size), shower curtains/rings, etc.

BIKING SUPPLIES & TOOLS
Bikes, tricycles, bike parts, hardware tool kits, tools, etc.

CHILDREN’S TOYS & SPORTS EQUIPMENT
Toys, books, clothing and sports equipment

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

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

GENERAL HOUSEHOLD ITEMS
Ironing boards, lamps, luggage, mirrors, vacuum cleaners, window curtains, tools, workable DVD players, etc.

KITCHEN ITEMS
Cooking and bakeware, kitchen utensils, dish sets, pots/pans/skillets, mixers, crockpots, working countertop appliances, etc.

LAWN & GARDEN EQUIPMENT
Tools and general garden supplies
NOT ACCEPTED: plastic pots or liquids

MEDICAL SUPPLIES
Scrubs (new or gently used), bedside commodes, wheelchairs, rollator/wheeled walkers, shower seats/bathing benches/chairs/stools, pediatric equipment (i.e. wheelchairs, walkers, standers, adaptive seating), etc.

USABLE BUILDING MATERIALS
Appliances, cabinets, ceiling fans, flooring, hardware, lighting, plumbing supplies, roofing, sinks and fixtures, unopened paint, tools, unused lumber, windows, etc.

 

 

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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.

NEW CASTLE EVENT DETAILS

DATE:    Saturday, October 23, 2021
TIME:    10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
PLACE:  Westgate Plaza, 2080 W. State Street, Lawrence County

ReuseFest is sponsored by UPMC and Westgate Plaza

NONPROFIT PARTNERS INCLUDE

DON (Disability Options Network) Services
Construction Junction
Lawrence County Humane Society
St. Vincent de Paul

 

MATERIALS  COLLECTED AT NEW CASTLE REUSE FEST

All materials donated should be GENTLY USED and in good condition. Partners reserve the right to refuse unusable materials. 

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.

USABLE BUILDING MATERIALS
doors, light fixtures, lumber (at least 4′ long), windows, etc.

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