Recycling Resources

Have a client that's downsizing, preparing for a move, or looking to declutter? Don’t throw unwanted items in the trash – look here for earth friendly ways to dispose of unwanted furniture and other household items!

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Big Brother Big Sisters travels throughout Eastern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire to pick-up donations.

Clean out clutter and bag it and and drivers will pick up your donations (like old clothes, shoes, small toys and household items) right at your doorstep. 

You can schedule a pick-up online or call (800) 483-5503!



BOXQ offers expert computer & electronics recycling and secure data destruction.

97 Tenney Street
Georgetown, MA 01833
Phone: (877) 499-BOXQ (877) 499-2697
Fax: (978) 352-2507

Hours of Operation: M-F 9:00 – 5:00


The ReStore sells donated new and gently used building materials, appliances, furniture and home improvement items at greatly reduced prices.

Merrimack Valley Habitat ReStore  
4 Union Street
Lawrence, MA  01840
Ph: (978) 686-3323

Drop Off Hours:
Thursday & Friday - 10am to 6pm
Saturday - 9am to 5pm

Habitat for Humanity ReStore  
257 Boston Road
Billerica MA 01862
Ph: (978) 215-9975

Donations taken Tues-Sat, 10-3





The Wish Project accepts gently used, new, overstocked furniture, clothing, shoes, baby gear, shoes and furnishings to help our local families in need.

The Wish Project  
1A Foundry St. Lowell
Ph: 978-441-WISH (9474)

Drop off: Tue, Wed, Fri or Sat 9am-2pm


 It's a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It's all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills.


Got books & clothes you don’t want? We’ll pick them up for FREE or click here to find a local drop-off donation container!!

Call 978.284.2500 to schedule your free pick-up in most of MA & southern NH!



Donation drop-off hours for items we accept (in good condition) are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 9am-noon

Furniture: Metal bedframes, Mattresses & Box springs; Dressers & Bureaus; Night Stands; Kitchen & Dining Room Tables & Chairs; Sofas, Loveseats, Sofabeds & Recliners; Coffee & End Tables.

Kitchenware: Dishes, Glassware, Pots and Pans, Flatware, Cooking Utensils, Baking Pans & Casserole Dishes, Toasters & Toaster Ovens, Coffee Makers, Mixers, Blenders, and Countertop Microwave Ovens.

Linens: Sheet sets, Blankets, Comforters and Towels; New or like new Bed pillows.

530 Main Street
Acton, MA 01720
Ph: 978-635-1710



Salvation Army Drop Box
150 Appleton St.
Lowell, MA 01852

Salvation Army Drop Box
446 Boston Rd.
Billerica, MA 01821

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A full service junk removal company. Junk King's professional staff will quickly clean out your home or business, of any unwanted furniture, appliances, TVs, mattresses, refrigerators, or even just trash. We pick up your items, and recycle, donate, and dispose of your junk in the most responsible ways currently available. We usually can fit people in last minute, so if a storage locker is coming to the end of the lease, and you want to stop payments, or you are closing on a house, and need a cleanout, we can help.


Junk King  
10 Middlesex Street
Chelmsford, MA  01863

Ph: (978) 212-3973



Downsizing and need to sell some of your home's contents, or are children of parents who must liquidate mom and dad's estate, Precison Estate Sales have the experience to help!

Precision Estate Sales  
Estate Sale Planning and Execution
13 Boyd Street, Watertown, MA  02472
Ph: (866) 535-8735

Olympia Moving & Storage  
17 Bridge Street   
Watertown, MA  02472  
Ph: (617) 926-5555


Move for Hunger! When people move, they tend to throw out a lot of “stuff” and sometimes that “stuff” is food that could be given to a family in need instead. We now ask all of our customers to set aside any unwanted, non-perishable food items that we then pick up on moving day and deliver to the Merrimack Valley Food Bank on their behalf.  It’s a win-win situation!

Personal Movers
100A Glenn Street
South Lawrence, MA 01843
Toll Free: (800) 446-1129