Donation Policies:

Thank you for visiting our Materials Donation page. We’re happy you’re choosing to reuse! Because we are a small organization (both in staff size and in storage space) we do have some policies that help us divert quality materials from the landfills and into the hands of our community without overwhelming us. If you have any questions or concerns about any of these policies, please email us at donations@pccr.org or call us at 412.473.0100.

Just one box?

We’re happy to accept a single box of donations from you any day of the week between 11:30 AM-5:30 PM. Please be aware that we cannot accommodate walk-in donations of more than one box. Please do not leave donations outside our door. Unfortunately, any materials left outside must be thrown away.

More than one box?

If you have more than one box of donations, we can easily schedule an appointment with you so we can prepare for your donation. The best way to make an appointment is to fill out the form listed below at Step 3 or give us a call at 412.473.0100.

 

How to Donate Your Great Stuff to Creative Reuse

Step 1: Please read our Donation Guide (updated 7.24.17). After reviewing the guide you may find you have some items we cannot accept, but still want to donate somewhere. Check out our Donate Elsewhere page to see a list of materials that other local reuse facilities collect.

Step 2: At the moment we cannot accept the following items due to space limitations:

Temporary Holds List

  • assembled floor looms – Please inquire
  • audio cassette cases
  • binders
  • CD cases (jewel cases)
  • enlargers and large machines – Please inquire
  • hanging file folders
  • manila file folders
  • packing material (bubble wrap, air pillows, peanuts, foam)
  • large plastic storage bins
  • particle board 
  • product packaging materials (used)
  • sewing machines (in cabinets) – Please inquire
  • shirt boxes (new and used)
  • slide carousels
  • trophy plaques
  • VHS tapes

This list changes over time as our inventory waxes and wanes. We kindly ask that you hold on to your items until space frees up in our shop and warehouse or donate these items elsewhere. You can always check back here for the most up-to-date version of this list.

Step 3: Fill out our online donation form. We will email you back to let you know what we can and cannot take from your list, and we will offer you a few days you could come in with your donation. Please note that filling out the form does not automatically schedule a donation appointment – we will need to touch base with you first. (Please check your spam folder, as some of our response emails have recently been ending up there!)

Need to donate your items ASAP? Try our Premium Donation Service! We may be able to take emergency donations with only a few days’ notice. Fees for this service: $50 for up to 4 standard size bankers boxes(12″ x 10″ x 15″), and $100 for up to 8 standard size bankers boxes (12″ x 10″ x 15″). Depending on availability, we may be able to schedule your donation much faster than our standard donation service would allow. Please contact us at donations@pccr.org to discuss your donation.

 

Essential Donations

Items we need regularly:

  1. Clean paper grocery bags with handles for our Bulk Section (such as Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s bags)
  2. Paper towels for our bathrooms
  3. Natural liquid soap for our bathrooms
  4. Toilet paper for our bathrooms
  5. We always accept monetary donations! ; )

Please note that NONE of these essential items need a donation appointment. You can bring them any time we’re open. Thank you in advance! Your donations make this whole Creative Reuse world go ’round.