Saturday, September 7th
10am – 2pm
UPMC Hamot Facility
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.

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

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 like bookcases, end tables, dining tables and chairs and dressers —nothing upholstered and no large metal or large wood desks, lamps, clocks, quality household decorating items,  Mattresses ONLY if in good condition, no tears or stains,

Nothing upholstered; nothing with broken or missing pieces; 


Small working appliances including toaster ovens, blenders, and coffee pots.


Pens, envelopes, file folders, etc


  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.

We know that sometimes you receive items you never open and don’t need.  Help these items find a good home with one of our partner non-profits.

Bleach, Laundry Soap. Bleach Wipes, Trash Bags, and Pet Treats to benefit the Anna Shelter

Canned Goods to benefit the Erie City Mission

New/unopened bath & body products, cosmetics, and personal care products to benefit Dress for Success Erie

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.