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.  There are two events for communities in different parts of the Commonwealth.

ReuseFest Erie
Saturday, September 12 2020 • 10am to 2pm
UPMC Health Plan • 380 E. Bayfront Parkway, Erie, PA 16507
ERIE REUSEFEST FLYER
ReuseFest PGH 
Saturday, October 17 2020 • 10am to 2pm
North Park Swimming Pool Parking Lot

Events sponsored by:     

ReuseFest Erie also sponsored by:

 

A detailed list of materials accepted is listed below. 

Questions on ReuseFest? Email Sarah Shea or call 412-488-7490 x 2

Acceptable Materials for ReuseFest ERIE

Partners reserve the right to refuse unusable materials.

BEDDING & BATH ITEMS

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

CHILDREN’S

  • Diapers, toys, clothing, and 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 and other accessories

FURNITURE

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

KITCHEN ITEMS

  • Cooking & bake wares, dishes, glassware, pots, pans, cooking utensils, and small working appliances (toaster ovens, blenders, coffee makers, etc)

MEDICAL SUPPLIES

  • Shower chairs/stools, transport benches, wheelchairs, bedside commode/bedpans, rollators/pulmonary walkers, and other durable medical equipment

OFFICE SUPPLIES

  • Pens, envelopes, file folders, etc

PET SUPPLIES

  • Dog/Cat food and treats, stainless steel/ceramic food bowls, hard sided dog/cat crates

TOOLS

  • Hand, Power and Garden tools in working condition

 USABLE CONSTRUCTION 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 hung sinks, sinks without base cabinet and used paint

 

 

Participating Non-profits at ReuseFest ERIE

 

 

Acceptable Materials for ReuseFest PGH

Partners reserve the right to refuse unusable materials. 

BEDDING & BATH ITEMS  

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

BIKING SUPPLIES & TOOLS  

  • Bikes, tricycles, bike parts, hardware tool kits, tools in working order (i.e. screw drivers, wrenches and Allen keys), etc.  

CHILDREN’S

  • Toys, clothing, books, and sports equipment 

CLOTHING, ACCESSORIES & SHOES  

  • Men’s, women’s, plus size clothing, children and infant’s clothing,  shoesdresses, blouses, big and tall sized clothing, jewelry, purses and other accessories. 

FURNITURE:  

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

GENERAL HOUSEHOLD ITEMS  

  • Lamps, mirrors, wall decor and paintings, window curtains, ironing board & iron table,vacuum cleaners, luggage, tools and workable DVD players. 

KITCHEN ITEMS  

  • Cooking & bake wares, silverware, dish sets, pots, pans and skillets, mixers & crock pots, teapots, toasters, dish racks, mixing bowls & spoons, cooking utensils, colanders, and working countertop appliances. 

  MEDICAL SUPPLIES  

  • Bedside commodes, scrubs (new or gently used), wheelchairs, rollator/wheeled walkers, shower seats/bathing benches/chairs/stools, and any other durable medical equipment  
  • Pediatric Equipment (i.e. wheelchairs, walkers, standers, adaptive seating), Therapy Mats, Parallel Bars
  • any medical supplies which expire must have expirations dates at least 15 months after the donation date 

PET SUPPLIES  

  • Stainless steel bowls/ceramic bowls, hard sided cat carriers/dog crates, stainless steel dog bowls, ceramic cat bowls,  

SCHOOL AND OFFICE SUPPLIES  

  • Binders, desk organizers, art supplies (crayons, paint, glue, scissors, etc.), intact packs of paper (lined, copy, construction), notebooks, backpacks, pencils/pens, etc.  

USABLE BUILDING MATERIALS 

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

 

Participating Non-profits at ReuseFest PGH

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.