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Wednesday, September 7, 2016


Got bulky stuff to get rid of this Fall?  Get organized and get rid of it all for FREE by the end of October, 2016.  Here's a checklist for getting rid of bulky stuff:




1) Donate it to the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless, based right here in Lynn, MA.

Fill out the form for in-home pickup of good-condition furniture by clicking on this link: Furniture Donation Inquiry
Items must be clean and usable. The Coalition for the Homeless takes kitchen tables & chairs, couches & sofa chairs, ottomans, hutches, end tables, coffee tables, bed frames, dressers, bookshelves, cabinets, rugs, lamps, dishes, pots & pans, and blankets & linens. Your donation helps low-income and formerly homeless families furnish their apartments at no cost to them. The Coalition's phone number is 781-595-7570 x13. 

2) Other Pickup & Drop-Off Options

Here are other organizations that offer free pickup and drop-off of your living, dining and bedroom furniture in good-condition. Most only require 1-2 weeks’ notice for pick up.

Short on time? Check out the following websites for drop-off locations, hours, and to check that they will accept your donation.

Salvation Army
For free pickup use their online pickup form or call 1-800-SA-TRUCK.  They take mattresses in clean and good condition.

Epilepsy Foundation
For free pickup use their online form or call (888) 322-8209.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul
For residential pick-up of your furniture, please call 1-800-675-2882, between 8:30am - 3:30pm (Monday - Friday).

Drop-off good items at:
Savers Donation Drop Spot Lynn Marketplace, 43 State Street, Lynn, MA 01901, (844) 799-2050, 7 days a week, 9-5pm.
They take small furniture--All chairs, tables (dining, kitchen, coffee, end, computer, night stand, patio), dressers, hutch, armoire, bookcase, cabinets, entertainment centers.

Goodwill, Donation Center at 450 Paradise Road in Swampscott, MA 01905 (Next to Stop&Shop) 7 days a week, 8-4:30pm
They accept small home furnishings - One person carry items only.

3) Last Minute Options?
If you’ve totally put this off till the last minute and can’t arrange for a charity pick up, you have two other options:
  • Sell or give good-condition stuff away for free at Craig’s List or Freecycle. Postings are free, most do better with a photo.


1) LAST DUMPSTER DAY in Lynn for 2016 is Saturday, September 17, 2016.  All the details on what you can drop off and not drop off are in the flier below.

2) Last Covanta Bulky Household Item Drop Off Days for 2016
Saturdays   Sept 24     Oct 1     Oct 8   (None on Oct 15)    Oct 22     Oct 29

You can only drop off bulky waste, no TV/CRT Drop-off or Bulbs.  Details in the flier


  1. I have an old freezer I need to get rid of where can I go?

    1. Take it to Turner, 225 Commercial Street, across from DPW. Saturdays from 8-12noon. Free to Lynn residents

  2. Everything on here says no paint. How,do we get rid of our old paint cans then??

  3. If it is latex paint, you can dry it out and put it in the trash. You can bring it to dumpster day with LIDS OFF, proving it is dried out. You can use kitty litter or stuff like KRUD you can buy at HomeDepot to dry paint out faster. All oil paint needs to be taken to Household Hazardous Waste Day. The next one is on October 22 in Lynn, and you do need to pay depending on how much you drop off.

  4. I have a large tv and a couch are theses ok to bring to convanta?

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    2. You can take the couch to Covanta. The TV is e-waste. You can take it to Dumpster Day, this Saturday, September 17. You will need to pay $20 cash or to DPW, 250 Commercial Street, any Tuesday from 8:30-3:30 pm.

  5. I have a treadmill about 6 yrs old. It is still fully functional, but need it to go. Who should I call?

  6. List it on the Craigslist Free section or on Freecycle. See above for links. I have had a lot of luck getting rid of stuff this way, and you will not have to move it, the interested parties will come and pick it up.

    You can also call the donation centers but I think most do not accept used exercise equipment.

  7. I have old carpeting i have ripped up. Where can i bring it?

  8. I can bring a couch?

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