DONATION RESOURCES

BOOKS

Powell’s Bookstore
1005 W. Burnside
Portland, OR
Phone:
Toll Free: 800-878-7323
In the Portland, Oregon area: 503-228-4651
Description: Books for purchase and donation

Portland Books to Prisoners
P.O. Box 11222
Portland, OR 97211
Description: Portland Books To Prisoners is an all-volunteer collective working to distribute books free of charge to prisoners. Dedicated to offering people behind bars the opportunities for self-empowerment, education, and entertainment that reading provides.

Friends of the Library
919 SW Taylor Street, Suite 220
Portland, OR 97205

Description: Accepting all pocket size and larger paperback fiction in good condition.

  • All fiction hardbacks 1999 or newer
  • All classics in paperback and hardback in good condition
  • Any author who has been nominated or received a prize is considered classic
  • All non-fiction books in paperback and hardback in good condition
  • Encyclopedias that are 1999 or newer
  • Videos, audiotapes, CDs, and DVDs, sheet music and maps.

We do NOT accept:

  • Books that are torn, dirty, smell of mold or smoke or other strong odors
  • Books with excessive writing or underlining.
  • Magazines or Readers’ Digest condensed books
  • Computer books older than 2007
  • Encyclopedias older than 1999
  • Textbooks and reference books older than 2001

First Book
Phone: 866-393-1222
Description: Do you remember the magic of your first book?
First Book addresses one of the most important factors affecting literacy – access to books. First Book has distributed more than 65 million free and low cost books in thousands of communities.

The Title Wave Used Bookstore | Multnomah County Library
216 NE Knott Street
Portland, OR 9721
Phone:
(503) 988-5021
Description:
All neighborhood libraries accept donations of books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs and magazines in good condition for the Friends of the Library’s semi-annual used book sales and the Friends’ Library Store. The proceeds benefit Multnomah County Library. You may donate up to two boxes of materials at your neighborhood library any time it is open.

If you have more than two boxes, please bring them to the Title Wave. Use the delivery driveway east of the store and ring the buzzer. Title Wave donation hours: Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4 pm.


CELL PHONES

EarthShare Oregon
319 SW Washington Street, Suite 501
Portland, OR 97204
Phone: 503-223-9015
Hours: 9:00A -5:00P
Description: Fee: No
Pick-Up: if large quantity

Portland Women’s Crisis Line
Phone: 503-232-9751
Description: PWCL recycles cell phones and distributes them to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Survivors are able to use these cell phones to call 911, allowing immediate help at the touch of a button.
If you have a cell phone you would like to donate you can mail it to: 


Call To Safety

If you have a cell phone you would like to donate you can mail it to:

Call to Safety Cell Phone Project

P.O. Box 42610

Portland, OR 97242

or you can drop it off at any of the following locations:

HILLSBORO

  • First Tech Credit Union, 5860 NE Cornell Road (Near Orenco Station)
  • Whole Foods – Tanasbourne, 19440 NW Cornell Blvd.

PORTLAND

  • In Other Words, 8 NE Killingsworth
  • Portland Music, 123rd & Division
  • PSU, Women’s Resource Center, 10th & Montgomery, basement of Montgomery Hall
  • Riverview Community Bank, 10401 NE Halsey Street
  • Southwest Community Center, 6820 SW 45th
  • Whole Foods – NW PDX, 1210 NW Couch St., [Customer Service Desk]

Please include a wall charger and any working batteries with your donation. To protect your privacy, we recommend you remove all personal information from your phone before making your donation.


CLOTHING

Just For Kids
1925 NE 42nd Ave, #F
Portland, OR 97213-1300
Phone: 503-249-7556
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30-5, Sat 10-4
Description:
Fee: No fee, you get consignment (paid the next month) or in-store trade
Pick-Up: No

Impact NW
10055 E. Burnside
Portland, OR 97216
Contact: Jill Morrow
Phone: 503-988-4996 ext.267
Hours: Accept donations Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm
Fee: No
Pick-Up: No
Impact NW gladly accepts in-kind donations of:

  • New or gently used clothing for children and adults
  • New or gently used household items like pots & pans and small kitchen appliances
  • New or gently used sheets, comforters, blankets, towels & linens
  • Non-perishable food items
  • Furniture in good condition*
  • Vehicles
  • Gift drive items
    (select times of the year that include coats, gloves, blankets, school supplies & hygiene kits)
  • Gently used medical equipment including walkers, wheelchairs, canes & guide rails

Bradley Angle House
5432 North Albina Ave.
Portland, OR 97217
Phone: 503-282-9940
Description: Appliances, Beds/Bedding, Furniture, Linens
Provides housing for battered women and children during transition into the community. Be sure to call to confirm donations.

Making Memories
2553 NW Division St.
Gresham, OR 97030
Phone: 503-491-8091
Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation Description: Gown Donations
Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation Mission: Our mission is to grant wishes, including memory-making events, for metastatic breast cancer patients, while continuing to support, educate and increase resource awareness.

Dress for Success
1532 B NE 37th,
Portland, OR 97232
Phone: 503-249-7300
Description: The mission of Dress for Success is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

Portland Rescue Mission
P.O. Box 3713,
Portland, OR 97208-3713
Phone: 503-MISSION (647-7466)

Rose Haven

627 NW 18th Ave.

Portland, OR  97209

Phone: 503-248-6364

Description: Rose Haven provides vital supplies to nearly 3,000 women and children annually because of supporters like you!

With extended hospitality hours, Rose Haven has limited resources to manage in-kind donations throughout the week. Donated items are now being accepted Monday and Thursdays between 1-4pm, or by appointment only. Please call 503-248-6364 x303 if you have a large quantity of donations and will need assistance. Thank you!


Vietnam Veterans of Oregon
1750 SW Skyline Blvd, #15
Portland, OR 97221
Phone: 503-762-2202
Description: Clothing, Furniture – Small Household Items

The ARC of Oregon
6929 NE Halsey
Portland, OR 97205
Phone: 503-777-4736 or 1-800-379-2424
Description: Helps people with developmental disabilities to achieve a greater quality of life.
CANNOT ACCEPT: baby furniture, exercise equipment, large appliances or gas-powered items like lawn mowers.

Tod's Corner

10202 SE 32nd Ave., Suite 502

Milwaukie, OR  97222

Phone: 503-349-4699

Description:  Tod's Corner provides free clothing, household goods, and more for low-income persons living with HIV.


West Women’s & Children’s Shelter
NW 20th & Kearney
Portland, OR
Phone: 503-224-7718
Description: West Women’s & Children’s Shelter

COMPUTERS, MONITORS AND MORE


Environmental Protective Services
8905 Pueblo St.
Brooks, OR  97305
Phone: 503-393-1239
Description: High quality, cost-effective waste management for electronic products like batteries, lamps, light bulbs, printers, monitors, TVs.

FREE GEEK Community Technology Center
1731 SE 10th Avenue,
Portland, OR 97214
Phone: 503-232-9350
Description: We take tired, poor, wretched, homeless, tempest-tossed and arguably obsolete electronic materials from all over the Portland area and beyond. Believing firmly that reuse is the highest and best form of recycling, we refurbish as much of that stuff as we can and send it back out into the community with a new lease on life.

The stuff that doesn’t make the grade is not banished to landfills to leach toxins into the water table. Nor is it sent to developing nations to be disassembled by small children. We do our very best to make sure that all electronic materials we don’t reuse are responsibly recycled within North America.

Free Geek recycles approximately 500 tons of scrap per year and puts thousands of refurbished computers back into the hands of people who will use them.

Oregon City Metro South Station
2001 Washington St.
Oregon City, OR 97045
Phone: 503-234-3000
Description: Metro Recycling accepts a wide variety of materials at both of their transfer stations – including aluminum, electronics, appliances and various types of hazardous waste. See their website for a full list and instructions for proper packaging and disposal.

Regular Recycling: Open 8-5
Daily: Hazardous Waste Accepted 9-4 M-Sat


EYE GLASSES & HEARING AIDS

Oregon Lions
1010 NW 22nd Ave., #144
Portland, OR 97210
Phone: 503-413-7399 or (800) 635-4667
Eyeglasses
Hearing Aids
Description: On behalf of the Lions of Oregon, our mission is to provide programs that positively impact quality of life in our communities, with an emphasis on sight and hearing.


Food

Neighborhood House Food Pantry

3445 Moss St,

Portland, OR  97219

(503) 246-1663 x5108

See website for donation times. They accept all food and beverage products.

GENERAL ITEMS

General Donors Resource
3 Monroe Parkway, #P-204
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Description: Help finding a nonprofit organization to accept your donations.

Teen Challenge
3121 NE Sandy Blvd,
Portland, OR 97232
Phone: 503-230-1910

Habitat for Humanity ReStore
66 SE Morrison
Portland, OR
Phone: 503-283-6247
Description: Accepted items include a variety of building materials and both new and used hardware, furniture, appliances and household goods.

Portland Rescue Mission

Drop Off Locations: 

Burnside Shelter (Open 24/7)

111 W. Burnside St.

Portland, OR  97209

Phone 503-906-7690

Shepherd's Door (Donation drop-offs daily 9am to 4pm at the back door @ the 132nd side)

13207 NE Halsey St.

Portland, OR  97230

Phone 503-906-7650

The Rebuilding Center
3625 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR
Phone: 503-331-1877
Description: The ReBuilding Center accepts reusable building materials – their website provides a comprehensive list of the items they need and accept.

They also offer a free pick up service for larger, approved items.

Southeast Portland Tool Library
SE 28th Place and Harrison
(in St. David’s Episcopal Church)
Portland, OR
Description: The SE Portland Tool Library is an all-volunteer library of home and garden tools which may be borrowed free of charge by SE Portland residents.

Check out this link below for their guidelines for donations.


HOUSEHOLD ITEMS


Hippo Hardware
1040 East Burnside
Portland, OR  97214
Phone: 
503-231-1444
Description: 
Hippo Hardware is an eclectic building salvage store specializing in hardware, lighting, architecture and plumbing from 1860-1960.  We also offer assorted collectibles, trinkets, whatnots, and whoziwhatsits depending on what we get in.  The spirit of Hippo Hardware is to rejoice in the individual, the unique, and the original.  Trade in  -  Bring in what you have and we will offer you in store credit or cash.  Email pictures first if you'd like to talk about it before you get here.

Household Community Warehouse

Eastside: 3969 NE MLK Jr. Blvd., Portland, OR 97212
Eastside phone: 503.235.8786
Westside: 8680 SW Nyberg Street, Tualatin, OR 97062
Westside phone: 503.235.8786

Description: Community Warehouse is a friendly, nonprofit furniture bank that collects and redistributes donated household goods and furniture to neighbors in need.

Partnering with 150+ social service agencies, the Warehouse helps over 6,000 people stabilize their lives each year by providing them with the basics that turn their housing into comfortable, functional homes.

If you have extra household goods or furnishings you no longer need, please consider giving them to the Warehouse. We’ll put your used goods to good use! _We just ask that your items are gently-used and in clean, working condition.

Vietnam Veterans of Oregon
1750 SW Skyline Blvd, #15,
Portland, OR 97221
Phone: 503-291-1982
Description: Clothing, Furniture – Small Household Items

The ARC of Oregon
6929 NE Halsey
Portland, OR 97205
Phone: 503-777-4736 or 1-800-379-2424
Description: Helps people with developmental disabilities to achieve a greater quality of life.

CANNOT ACCEPT: baby furniture, exercise equipment, large appliances or gas-powered items like lawn mowers.


MUSIC

Ethos Music Center
10 N. Killingsworth
Portland, OR 97219
Phone: 503-283-8467
Description: Ethos Music Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of music and music-based education for youth in underserved communities.

Insights
711 SE Ankeny, Suite B
Portland, OR 97214
Hours– Monday – Thursday 9am – 4pm
Phone: (503) 239-6996
Fee: No
Pick-Up: No

The SCRAP Store
2915 NE Martin Luther King Blvd.,
(at the corner of MLK and NE Stanton)
Portland, Oregon
Phone: (503) 294-0769
Hours: 11am to 6pm daily
Description: Open to the public seven days a week, sells all kinds of reused materials for arts, crafts, and scrapbooking, plus school, office, and party supplies. They also offer some new convenience items such as glues and brushes. The store changes everyday and are accepting new donations constantly, you never know what you’re going to find!

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

Play It Forward

Phone: 503.746.1080

Description: Michael Allen Harrison's Snowman Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing instruments, instruction and inspiration to deserving children. Accepts musical instruments.

RECYCLING RESOURCES


Batteries

United Battery (car)
109 NE Columbia Blvd
Portland, OR 97211
Phone: 503-289-0597

Battery X-Change
For locations visit: www.batteryxchange.com


Building Materials
Portland Metro ReStore
66 SE Morrison St
Portland, OR 97214
Phone: 503.283.6247
Description: Items they accept: Variety of building materials and hardware both new and used. Also, furniture, appliances and household goods.
Typical donations that they receive are:
  • Windows and doors
  • Flooring and tile
  • Plumbing fixtures and hardware
  • Lighting and electrical hardware
  • Sheets goods, roofing, HVAC
  • Cabinets and cabinet hardware
  • Furniture, appliances and household goods (no soft goods)
  • Tools and equipment

The ReBuilding Center
3625 N. Mississippi Ave.
Portland, OR
Phone: 503-331-1877
Description: The ReBuilding Center carries the region’s largest volume of used building and remodeling materials. It provides resources that make home repairs affordable to everyone, with the goal of promoting the reuse of salvaged and reclaimed materials. Inventory includes sinks, tubs, tile, lumber, doors, windows, trim and much more.

Items they accept: Lumber, Trim and Siding , Doors, Windows, Hand tools, Power tools, Kitchen and Bathroom cabinets, Sinks, Toilets, Appliances, Furnaces, Woodstoves, Tubs, Fencing, carpet and floor coverings and lighting.

Cannot accept: Items with peeling or chalking paint, mold, dry rot, asbestos, creosote or with insect, rodent or other pest infestations.


Paint

Paint Care is an excellent resource to drop off unwanted paint if you live in CA, CO, CT, DC, ME, MN, OR, RI, or VT.


Cell Phones

Multnomah County Library
All Locations: Just look for the green and white box at all Multnomah County libraries.
Description: Cell phones in landfills leach toxic chemicals into our water and air. That’s why Multnomah County has teamed up with The Wireless Alliance to offer free and convenient cell phone recycling with a “0-landfill” policy: All cell phones, chargers, batteries, and other components — regardless of value — will be accepted.

CALL TO PROTECT®
Description: CALL to PROTECT® is a national philanthropic program aimed at combating domestic violence. All donated phones are sent to our logistical partner, ReCellular, Inc., where they are either refurbished and sold, or recycled.

One hundred percent of the net proceeds generated by the sale of the refurbished phones are used to make grants to national organizations working to end family violence. All phones donated that are obsolete or damaged are recycled according to strict environmental standards.


Dumpster Rentals

Allied Waste
PO Box 405
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
Phone: 503-636-3011
Description: Temporary container rentals for big jobs.


Electronics

Best Buy

Their website says “We will take all kinds of used tech, no matter where you bought it or how old it is.”

City Recycle LLC
6510-B NE Columbia Blvd.
Portland, OR 97218
Phone: 503-254-1927
Materials accepted: Computers, misc. electronics

Most all electronic equipment accepted: Monitors (all types), computer systems, hard drives, cd rom’s, modems, networking equipment, circuit boards and any computer related components, printers, scanners, copiers, mainframes, telephone equipment, VCR’s, stereo equipment, televisions, NO microwaves.

Oregon E-Cycles
Phone: 1-888-5-ECYCLE (532-9253)
Description: As of January 1, 2010, computers, monitors and TVs CANNOT be disposed of in the garbage or at disposal sites such as landfills, transfer stations and incinerators.

Oregon E-Cycles is a free, easy and environmentally responsible recycling program for computers, monitors and TVs. The program is financed by electronics manufacturers and jointly implemented with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).

Portland Metro Central Station
6161 NW 61st Ave.
Portland, OR 97210
Phone: 503-234-3000
Description: Metro Recycling accepts a wide variety of materials at both of their transfer stations – including aluminum, electronics, appliances and various types of hazardous waste.

See their website for a full list and instructions for proper packaging and disposal.

Regular Recycling: open 8-5
Daily Hazardous Waste Accepted: 9-4 M-Sat

Oregon City Metro South Station
2001 Washington St.
Oregon City, OR 97045


Light Bulbs (fluorescent)

Portland Metro Central Station

6161 NW 61st Ave.
Portland, OR 97210
Phone: 503-234-3000
Description: Metro Recycling accepts a wide variety of materials at both of their transfer stations – including aluminum, electronics, appliances and various types of hazardous waste.

See their website for a full list and instructions for proper packaging and disposal.

Regular Recycling: open 8-5
Daily Hazardous Waste Accepted: 9-4 M-Sat

Oregon City Metro South Station
2001 Washington St.
Oregon City, OR 97045


Paint

Portland Metro Central Station
6161 NW 61st Ave.
Portland, OR 97210
Phone: 503-234-3000
Description: Metro Recycling accepts a wide variety of materials at both of their transfer stations – including aluminum, electronics, appliances and various types of hazardous waste.

See their website for a full list and instructions for proper packaging and disposal.

Regular Recycling: open 8-5
Daily Hazardous Waste Accepted: 9-4 M-Sat

Oregon City Metro South Station
2001 Washington St.
Oregon City, OR 97045


Shredding

EnviroShredNW
6650 N. Basin Ave, Suite G
Portland, OR 97217
Phone: (503)445-7701

Portland Shredding Service
309 SW 6th Ave
Portland, OR 97204
Phone: (503) 334-0686
Description: Mobile only – $150 to come to your home

EFI Recycling
EFI Recycling
4325 N. Commerce St.
(Swan Island)
Portland, OR 97217
Phone: 503.737.2100
Description: 20 cents per pound – $25 minimum AccuShred NW
2131 NW Birdsdale
Gresham, OR 97030
Phone: 503.669.0460
Description: $10 per standard file size box

Styrofoam

Recycling Center III
4044 N. Suttle Rd.
Portland, OR 97217
Phone: 503-285-8777
Description: Our goal at PLC Recycling is to reduce the amount of waste entering Oregon’s landfills. In achieving this goal we are striving to seek out new ways, types, and procedures to recycle waste which would otherwise be sent to the landfill instead of reusing it.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle are the key factors we exhibit in maintaining environmental integrity