Used Item Donations

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Local businesses host our donation bins to help make donating your unwanted items more convenient. Remember larger items cannot be left outside these bins, but can be donated at our Attended Donation Centers (see below). DONATION RECEIPT

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Curbside Pick-Up

If you can’t make it to a bin or donation center, schedule a free pickup. On your scheduled pick-up day, identify your items with a sheet of paper marked “BBBS”. Place these donations on your curbside, clearly visible from the street by 8:00am. Please call us at 801-747-1050 if you are placing the items somewhere other than the curbside or if you live in a gated community.

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Donation Centers

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Donate your used items at a Big Brothers Bigs Sisters of Utah attended Donation Center. For more information call 801-747-1050.

Used item donations are a way for the entire community to support the one-to-one mentoring for children from a disadvantaged background in Utah. LEARN MORE

HOLLADAY CENTER

1875 E Murray-Holladay Rd, Holladay, UT 84117

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Mon - Fri 10 AM - 6 PM
Saturday 10 AM - 6 PM
Sunday 12 PM - 5 PM

RIVERTON CENTER

1605 W 12600 S, Riverton, UT 84065

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Mon - Fri 10 AM - 6 PM
Saturday 10 AM - 6 PM
Sunday 12 PM - 5 PM

ROY

3535 W 5600 S, Roy, UT 84067 (Drop-Off Bin Outside of Attended Hours)

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Mon - Fri Mon & Fri 10 AM - 6 PM
Saturday 10 AM - 6 PM
Sunday 12 PM - 5 PM

BOUNTIFUL

155 W 500 S, Bountiful, UT 84010 (Drop-Off Bin Outside of Attended Hours)

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Mon - Fri Tues, Thurs, & Fri 10 AM - 6 PM
Saturday 10 AM - 6 PM
Sunday CLOSED

ST. GEORGE

530 E Tabernacle Street, St. George, Utah 84770

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Mon - Fri 10 AM - 1 PM
Saturday 10 AM - 1 PM
Sunday CLOSED

Cash Donation

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Donating online is the fastest, easiest way to join the Big Brothers Big Sisters mission and help a child. Your financial support allows us to keep doing what we do: empowering kids in your community to achieve their potential. So start a child on their way to becoming an engineer or an artist. All it takes is the click of a mouse.

Ways to Give

Fundraising Opportunities

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Help Big Brothers Big Sisters raise money to support mentoring relationships. By choosing to have a clothing drive at your place of work, you can contribute to our cause. We also partner with schools and sports leagues and share the profits from the clothing drives to help you raise money too. Here’s how it works:

  • Choose one week to hold a clothing drive.
  • Provide student/employee incentives such as dress-down days, ice cream socials.
  • Post signs and send emails alerting employees/students of the dates, rules, list of acceptable items (provided by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah) and incentives. Be sure to send reminders as the day approaches.
  • Work with our staff to designate a day or week for collection and we’ll come pick them up.

Contact

Matthew Draper

801-747-1050 matthew.draper@bbbsu.org • • • • •

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Items Accepted
Items Not Accepted
Recycling Tips
Savers
Financials
Clothing & Accessories
Books
Miscellaneous
Furniture & Large Items

All types and in any condition of

  • Women’s, men’s and children’s clothing and shoes
  • Hats, mittens, scarves, ties, nylons, socks, underwear
  • Purses, wallets, backpacks, bags
  • Towels, sheet blankets, throw pillows, curtains, tablecloths

Hardback, paperback, records, tapes, CDs, videos, DVDs and computer software.

Mugs, pots, pans, dishes, cutlery, glassware, silverware, stemware, utensils, vases, china cups,
toys, games, puzzles, stuffed animals, pictures/frames, candles, crafts, baskets, ornaments, small garden tools, hand tools, power tools, toasters, radios, irons, blenders, mixers, small stereos, CD players.

Furniture & Larger items accepted at one of our Attended Donation Centers at 1875 East Murray-Holladay Road (4800 South) in Holladay or 1605 West 12600 South in Riverton. These items cannot be left at donation bins at any time. No repair or cleaning services available.

Sofas, couches, loveseats, recliners, foot stools, all types of chairs and tables, dressers, hutches, armoires, bookcases, cabinets, entertainment centers, headboards, footboards, bed frames, stereos, speakers, DVD & VCR players, bicycles, golf equipment, garden tools, all types of lamps, sports equipment, exercise equipment, skis, humidifiers.

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Weapons or explosives
Hazardous waste, batteries, paints, chemicals, cleaning products, poisons

Construction materials, wood, pipes, doors, tubs, cabinets

Flammable products, gas cans, propane containers, barbecues, gas lawn mowers, gas trimmers

Large appliances, refrigerators, stoves, washing machines, dryers, heaters

Automobile parts, tires, mufflers, fenders

Damaged furniture in need of repair, carpet if torn/soiled or wall to wall

Mattresses, hide-a-beds, box springs, water beds, coil springs, bed pillows

Televisions, computer monitors, computers, large console televisions, damaged or disassembled televisions or stereos

Car seats, swing sets, cribs, food, pets

Newspapers and Magazines

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Grasscycling
Composting
Reduce & Reuse

Many of us struggle all summer long to get the perfect green lawn. Here are a few ideas to go green while you’re sprucing up the appearance of your outdoor areas that really make a BIG difference.

Instead of dragging your grass clippings to the trash, simply let them stay on your lawn. This Grasscycling is a gentle way of releasing nitrogen into your lawn. You save yourself the work of bagging and save the environment from having to break down one more plastic bag. Clippings do not cause thatch, which is a thick buildup of roots due to over-fertilizing. Clippings won’t damage your lawn when you mow regularly and at the proper height. Grasscycling doesn’t spread lawn diseases. Disease spores are present whether clippings are removed or returned.

Thinking about gardening? The EPA has some great information on how to create compost piles using yard trimmings and food scraps which will provide great nutrients for your garden. Their website, www.epa.gov tells you how easy composting can be.
It says, a compost pile can be set up in a corner of the yard with few supplies. Choose a level spot about 3- to 5-feet square near a water source and preferably out of direct sunlight. Clear the area of sod and grass. When building a composting bin, such as with chicken wire, scrap wood, or cinder blocks, be sure to leave enough space for air to reach the pile. One removable side makes it easier to tend the pile.
Many foods can be composted, including vegetable trimmings, egg shells, coffee grounds with filters, and tea bags. In addition to leaves, grass, and yard clippings, vacuum cleaner lint, wool and cotton rags, sawdust, shredded newspaper, and fireplace ashes can be composted. DO NOT compost meats, dairy foods, or any fats, oil, or grease because they can attract pests.
Start the pile with a 4-inch layer of leaves, loose soil, or other coarse yard trimmings. If you are going to compost food scraps (a slightly more involved process), you should mix them with yard trimmings when adding them to the pile. Alfalfa meal or clean cat litter may be added to the pile to absorb odors. In dry weather, sprinkle water on the pile, but don’t get it too soggy. Turn the pile every few weeks with a pitchfork to circulate air and distribute moisture evenly. Don’t be surprised by the heat of the pile or if you see worms, both of which are part of the decomposition process. Make sure children do not play in the composting pile or bin.
In most climates, the compost is done in 3 to 6 months when it becomes a dark crumbly material that is uniform in texture. Spread it in the garden or yard beds or under the shrubbery. The compost also can be used as potting soil.

Make a difference in your environment by Reducing and Reusing items around your house. The first and most effective step is to cut back on consumption. When you are not consuming as much there’s less byproduct. Here’s a few thoughts on how you can reduce your trash:

  • Use products that can be used again and again. cloth napkins or towels.
  • Purchase durable and long-lasting good to lessen the need to replace them.
  • Purchase products with minimal packaging or purchase items in bulk or in concentrated form
  • Refill bottles instead of buying new ones, turn empty jars into containers for left over food instead of plastic containers
  • There are times when we do need to buy products. It is much more environmentally friendly to reuse items.
  • Always seek to use your existing items again if possible.

Here’s a few things to keep in mind:

  • Can it be repaired to be re-used?
  • Visit second hand stores such as Savers, instead of getting new items.
  • Explore new uses for old items.
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Savers

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah receives more than 20% of its operating funds from our household recycling program. We sell your unwanted cloth and household items to Savers stores along the Wasatch Front. Savers is owned and operated by Savers, Inc.

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