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Handling Information

Unwanted, Usable Products
Furniture, Lamps, Household Items, etc.

MAT-EX (Western/Central New York Materials Exchange): Established as a reuse program for a 19-county region in NY. MAT-EX typifies the adage that "one person's trash is another person's treasure." MAT-EX can help a business or individual locate users for surplus materials or to find free or inexpensive materials. For more information call (585) 344-2580 x5463 or visit

Have a garage sale or consider listing your items on the Web (ebay, Craig's List, FreeCycle, etc.).

Certain items in usable condition can be donated to Habitat for Humanity, Goodwill, the Salvation Army, Volunteers of America or other reuse-oriented organizations.


214 Lake Avenue
Rochester, NY 14608
Volunteers of America
Phone: (585) 647-1150  
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Quick Links


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Information on where to manage difficult to handle materials.


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