RecyclingWorks in Lynn

Monday, November 7, 2016

Getting Ready for Thanksgiving? Get rid of your stuff by donating it.


Thanksgiving is coming and many people are cleaning up their homes to make room for company.  Don't throw it out if someone can use it.  You can also put in for a tax deduction if you give it to a charity.  Here is what to do:


Furniture Pickup Options

Here are 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.

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).

If a charity doesn't want it or you will need to wait longer than you want for the scheduled pickup; do what I do, list it for free. I have had lots of luck with listing things for free and if someone wants it, they will pick it up.  Postings are free, most do better with a photo.  Here are two options:

Craig’s List  



Other stuff can be Dropped Off

You can drop off stuff that is not furniture.  Drop it off to these drop-off locations in Lynn and the surrounding areas:

Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries (attended)
Location: At 450 Paradise Road in Swampscott, MA 01905
(Next to the Stop&Shop)
Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm, 7 days a week

Planet Aid Donation Boxes (unattended)
Location: many locations throughout the city.  Pictured at parking lot at Stop&Shop on Boston Street in Lynn.
Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Society of St. Vincent de Paul
(Thrift Store & Donation Center)
Location: 11-13 Market Square, Lynn, MA 01905
Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Saturday, Closed Sundays

Salvation Army
(Thrift Store & Donation Center)
Location: 10 Munroe Street, Lynn, MA 01901
Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm, Monday-Saturday, Closed Sundays

Computers and peripherals drop off for free at Goodwill

Goodwill has an agreement with the Dell Foundation to take all computer related items including monitors.  So, don't bring your monitor to the Lynn DPW which will cost you $20--that is what it costs the City to responsibly recycle it. Take it to Goodwill along with printers, mice, cables, modems etc...Drop it off at their Swampscott location:


Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries (attended)
Location: At 450 Paradise Road in Swampscott, MA 01905
(Next to the Stop&Shop)
Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm, 7 days a week 

Crafty Stuff can be dropped off at Extras for Creative Reuse

Extras is a creative reuse community center that recovers tons of material from the waste stream and redistributes it for creative educational use.   They moved to Peabody, but if you have paper and crafty stuff that can be used in the school room, they can use it.

Extras for Creative Reuse
58 Pulaski Street (rear entrance)
Peabody, MA 01960

Wednesday 10am -5pm
Thursday 10am -5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am -2pm
Sunday - Tuesday : CLOSED
Closed most holiday weekends