Saturday, September 7th
10am – 2pm
UPMC Health Plan
380 E. Bayfront Pkwy Erie, PA 16507

Donate your gently used materials to be reused by local non-profits

Event sponsored by:


ReuseFest Erie will be taking place on Saturday September 7th.   ReuseFest is a one-day drop off event open to the general public that diverts materials from local landfills to reuse by local non-profits.

The following nonprofits will be collecting gently used materials on Sept 7th:

A list of more detailed material can be found by clicking on the Acceptable Material Section Below.

ReuseFest is held in partnership with:


Questions on ReuseFest? Email Sarah Shea or call 412-773-7156.

Event Flyer

Acceptable Materials


Men’s, Women’s, Plus size clothing, Children and Infant’s Clothing, Business casual shoes (flats and heels), Jewelry, Purses, Belts, Hats, and other Accessories


Transport wheel chairs, Wheel chairs, Rollators/pulmonary walkers, Shower chairs/stools, Transport benches,Bedside commodes, and other durable bathroom medical equipment


Hard wood furniture (bookcases, end tables, dining tables and chairs, bed frames, and dressers), couches, recliners,  clocks, quality household decorating items,  Mattresses ONLY if in good condition, no tears or stains,

Nothing with broken or missing pieces; no large metal or large wood desks


Towels and Blankets


Small working appliances including toaster ovens, blenders, and coffee pots; Dishes and Glassware


Pens, envelopes, file folders, etc


Pet Beds, Leashes/collars, Stainless steel bowls, Pet carriers/crates and other useable pet related items


Toys, Board and Video Games, Movies and Music


  1. Kitchen Cabinets
  2. Bathroom vanities & Bathroom fixtures like medicine cabinets, towel bars, toilet paper holders
  3. New building materials like extra bundles of shingles, extra boxes of ceramic tile or pergo flooring
  4. Light fixtures, chandeliers, wall lights, ceiling fans, outdoor lantern light and lamps
  5. Tools that are in good condition and still work including outdoor hand tools
  6. Hardware like knobs, cabinet pulls, handles
  7. Good useable building materials like unpainted doors, thermal pane windows, shutters

No lead paint, no wall hung sinks, no sinks without base cabinets and no used paint or partial gallons or quarts can be accepted and no used carpet can be accepted.


While the focus of ReuseFest is to donate gently used materials for a second life elsewhere, several nonprofits involved with the event are also collecting BRAND NEW (UNOPENED) MATERIALS:

CANNED GOODS to benefit the Erie City Mission

DIAPERS sizes newborn and 4-6, pull-ups 2T and 4T to benefit Mercy Center for Woman

HOME PRODUCTS (bleach wipes/bottles, laundry soap, trash bags, other cleaning products) to benefit the ANNA Shelter and Mercy Center for Women

PET TREATS to benefit the ANNA Shelter

TOILETRIES (bath and body products, cosmetics and personal care products) to benefit Dress for Success Erie  If you travel frequently, you may have a closet overflowing with extra toiletries leftover from hotel stays.



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.