Keep Your Mind In The Game
Think and rethink your action and choices. Consider your next moves carefully to find ways to reuse materials and products.
Buy reusable items like rechargeable batteries, razors and water bottles and shopping bags.
Rent, share and borrow! Find new uses for items or donate usable items!
Stop and think to find the winning play!
Many items that end up in the landfill are still in good working condition. These items could have been given away, donated or sold.
Clothing, Furnishings, Toys, Household Items and more...
There are numerous organizations that accept usable items and materials to help families in need. These items may be given directly to families or sold in thrift shops. Donations are accepted by:
- 2nd & Charles, 2940 Prince William Parkway, Woodbridge, (703) 680-3175 (TTY:711)
- 2nd Ave Value Stores, 13770 Smoketown Road, Woodbridge, (703) 897-0126 (TTY:711)
- ACTS Thrift Store, 3661 Canal Road, Dumfries, (703) 221-3298 (TTY:711)
- B-thrifty, 13412 Jefferson Davis Highway, Woodbridge, (703) 496-5100 (TTY:711)
- Carousel Consignments, 8405 Sudley Road in Manassas, (571) 208-0638 (TTY:711)
- Community Thrift, 7381 Sudley Road, Manassas, (703) 393-2874 (TTY:711)
- Copper Cricket, 15026 Washington Street, Haymarket, (703) 743-2346 (TTY:711)
- Consignment Solutions. LLC, 7440 Sudley Road, Manassas, (703) 330-3805 (TTY:711)
- Goodwill, 8014 Sudley Road, Manassas, (703) 551-3200 (TTY:711)
- Goodwill, 9769 Liberia Avenue, Manassas, (571) 921-4194 (TTY:711)
- Goodwill, 2950 Dale Boulevard, Dale City, (703) 986-3976 (TTY:711)
- House of Mercy, 8170 Flannery Court, Manassas, (703) 659-1636 (TTY:711)
- Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 10159 Hastings Drive, Manassas, (703) 369-6145 (TTY:711)
- Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 14055 Noblewood Plaza, Woodbridge (near BJ's), (703) 369-6145 (TTY:711)
- Instruments in the Attic, 4260 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, (703) 993-9889 (TTY:711)
- Salvation Army, 11201 Balls Ford Road, Manassas, (703) 686-4607 (TTY:711)
- Salvation Army, 13287-D Gordon Boulevard, Woodbridge, (703) 490-2396 (TTY:711)
- SAVERS Woodbridge, 14427 Potomac Mills Road, Woodbridge, (703) 491-9170 (TTY:711)
- St. Vincent dePaul Society, 13744 Mary's Way, Woodbridge, (703) 491-1900 (TTY:711)
- Upscale Seconds, 14891 Washington Street, Haymarket, (703) 468-1793 (TTY:711)
- Very Thing for Her, 6630 Jefferson St., Haymarket, (703) 743-1494 (TTY:711)
- Village Thrift Store, 13770 Smoketown Road, Woodbridge, (703) 897-1635 (TTY:711)
Additionally, several organizations have clothing and shoe bins in parking lots and public locations throughout the County. Look for blue, yellow or white bins that resemble a large mailbox. Please follow the instructions posted on the collection box. Do not leave items outside the bin.
Generally, donation centers, thrift shops and collection boxes, accept the following textile items: pants, dresses, hats, shirts, drapes, curtains, blankets, towels, sheets, handbags, belts and paired shoes. These materials may be sent along to the designated charity.
Note: Please do not include wet or mildewed materials, carpets and rugs, or rubber. For more information, please call (703) 792-4670 (TTY:711).
Books, CDs and Video Games
Residents may recycle books, CDs and video games by donating them to the County Libraries. Donations may be added to the library collection or sold through the Friends of the Library for support of library programs.
Residents can also donate books at designated collection bins placed by various charity organizations.
In addition, residents can sell or trade books and other media through several local shops:
Building Supplies and Materials
The Habitat for Humanity runs the ReStore, a shop that accepts new and gently used building supplies and materials from corporations, construction companies and individuals. ReStore particularly needs doors, windows, cabinets and working appliances less than five years old. Any building or remodeling material and some household items that still can be used may be accepted. ReStore is located at 10159 Hastings Drive in Manassas and 14055 Noblewood Plaza, Woodbridge (near BJ's), 703-369-6145 (TTY:711).
Other Resources Online
There are also many online options, such as Earth911, Craigslist and Freecycle, to find a place to take items or people interested in usable items.
A few more ideas for around the house!
- Hold a yard sale for items that you no longer need
- When shopping, bring reusable bags (take plastic bags back to stores for recycling)
- Use reusable water bottles instead of single use bottled water
- Use sponges and dish towels instead of paper towels
- Fix appliances that are worn out instead of throwing them away
- Use both sides of the paper or use for scratch pads
- Reuse mailing envelopes and boxes for your mailings
- Reuse packing peanuts or take them to a mailing service that accepts them
- Donate newspapers (no inserts please) to the animal shelter
DISPOSAL ALTERNATIVES AT THE LANDFILL
Household Hazardous Waste/Electronics Recycling Program
- All household electronics, televisions, computers, monitors, etc.,
- Chemical or hazardous materials
- Propane or other fuel containers. (Tanks must be 20 pounds or less in capacity.)
- Other materials deemed unsafe may be accepted at Household Hazardous.
- Mattresses and box springs, cribs, playpens, car seats, etc., can be discarded in trash bin at the Solid Waste facilities’ Convenience Center.
- Broken or items missing parts can be discarded in regular trash at the Solid Waste facilities’ Convenience Center.
- Metal items should be place in the scrap metal bin.