Many options are available for donating textiles, furniture, building materials, eyeglasses, etc. Textiles are woven clothing or goods. In addition to clothes, most major thrift stores and donation centers will accept footwear, bedding, curtains, stuffed animals, and other items. Clothes that are no longer wearable can still be donated. Any torn, worn, or stained items can be recycled at major donation centers as long as they are clean, dry, and odorless. For additional information on what happens to textiles once they are donated, a list of acceptable materials, and participating collection locations visit ReClotheNY Click the links below to find an appropriate location to donate your used goods.
Accepted at ecopark During All Operating Hours
- Clean, Dry & Odorless Textiles (donated to Goodwill)
- Cell Phones (donated to Cell Phones for Soldiers)
- Aluminum Pop Tabs (donated to Ronald McDonald Pop Tab Program)
Drywall, Sheetrock, Gypsum Board
Drywall can be disposed of in the trash. See above for information on donating unused construction equipment.
Used & Unused Asphalt Shingles
Habitat For Humanity may accept unused packaged material.
High Acres Residential Drop-off Center is open to the public with reduced disposal rates for residents of Perinton and Macedon (see its website for instructions). Household recyclables can be dropped off free-of-charge regardless of residency.
Drinking Glasses, Vases, Ceramic Mugs, Dishes, Pyrex, Etc.
Glass from drinking glasses, pyrex containers, microwave oven trays, incandescent light bulbs, etc. is tempered differently than store-bought glass bottles, jugs and jars, and is NOT accepted for recycling curbside (or at ecopark). they must be disposed of in the regular trash. If the item is in useable condition, consider donating it for reuse. See information above.
Window glass has a different chemical composition and melting point than store-bought glass bottles, jugs and jars, it is NOT accepted for recycling curbside (or at ecopark) and must be disposed of in the regular trash. If the item is in useable condition, consider donating it for reuse. See information above.
Donate to the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ABVI) at local Goodwill Stores or the main ABVI campus.
Wood Flooring, Trim, Lumber, Furniture
If wood is in useable conditon, consider donating it for reuse. See above for more information. Wood material is NOT accepted at ecopark
Sneakers/Shoes are accepted at ecopark in the Goodwill donation bin. They do not need to be in good condition as long as they are clean, dry and odorless.
Consider donation if in good condition
Soft cover books ARE accepted for recycling curbside and at ecopark.
Hard cover books are NOT recyclable curbside but ARE accepted at ecopark during regular collections. To recycle hard cover books curbside, cut pages out of binding.