Too much stuff? “Pass It On!”

Need to make some room before the gift-giving starts? Donate unwanted clothes, toys, and other items to a local non-profit organization that accepts donations.

Pass It On: A Resource-Full Guide to Donating Usable Stuff

Image courtesy of the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste Management District.

The Cuyahoga County Solid Waste Management District publishes a book called “Pass It On: A Resource-Full Guide to Donating Usable Stuff” that lists over 125 local organizations, most of them in Cuyahoga County, that accept donations year-round. (Some of these organizations will pick up donated goods, but may not offer pickups outside the county.)

If your mailing address is in Cuyahoga County, you can order a copy of the book by calling (216) 698-2265 or online from the Solid Waste District’s website.

If you’re outside Cuyahoga County, or if you prefer the less wasteful online version, you can view it online as a PDF on the District’s website or use their searchable database, which may have more current information than the book, which was published in July 2014. (Scroll down to “Items to Donate.”)

Make this holiday season a little greener: use “Pass It On” to find destinations for your unwanted belongings.

(My thanks to the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste Management District for permission to quote part of this material from their online newsletter, Talking Trash.)

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Lake County Household Hazardous Waste Collection: Saturday, June 6

Lake County residents are encouraged to collect their household hazardous waste and deliver it on Saturday, June 6, to the Lake County Fairgrounds at 1301 Mentor Avenue in Painesville Township (map).

  • Materials will be accepted only at the Lake County Fairgrounds and only on Saturday, June 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • The collection will take place no matter what the weather is.
  • Technicians will unload your vehicle.
  • This collection is for Lake County residents only. Items from businesses will not be accepted.
  • Leave the product in its original container if possible, or label the contents if you know what they are.

For information on materials that will and will not be accepted, see the Lake County Solid Waste District web site (scroll down to “Hazardous Waste Collection — June 6, 2015”).

The Solid Waste District collects hazardous wastes because they are dangerous to people, pets, and the environment. Take them to the Lake County Fairgrounds on hazardous waste collection day, and you will Keep Them Out of the Landfill.

Cuyahoga County Residents: Household hazardous waste is collected in Cuyahoga by each municipality’s service department. See the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste Management District’s Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Program web page for information about municipal collections.

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