Waste Reduction and Reuse

Reducing waste and toxic products is perhaps the most significant way to save landfill space, conserve resources, prevent injury and protect the environment. The first step to reducing waste at home is simple: If you don’t need it, don’t buy it!

Do you have clothing, furniture, appliances or other household goods you no longer need that can still be used? Give them another life! Take these items to the businesses and organizations listed below instead of throwing them away.

Textile Reuse

Worn-out clothes and textiles (pants, shirts, sheets and towels) with stains, tears or just hopelessly out of style can be repurposed into rags as long as they are clean (laundered), dry and odorless. Take them to any clothing donation box, Goodwill or People’s City Mission. For toss box locations - visit peoplescitymission.org.

Bicycles

Lincoln Bike Kitchen
1635 S. 1st St. • 402-915-2453
M.A.D. DADS of Lincoln
5610 Seward Avenue • 402-742-0224

Books

A Novel Idea Bookstore
118 N. 14th St. • 402-475-8663
Bluestem Books
137 S. 9th St. • 402-435-7120
Star City Recycling
402-890-4320

Building Materials

Conner's Architectural Antiques
1001 "L" St. • 402-435-3338
EcoStores Nebraska
530 W. "P" St. • 402-477-3606
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
4630 "Y" St. • 402-464-0010
Scherer's Architectural Antiques
9141 S. 63rd St. • 402-423-1582

Cell Phones

Star City Recycling
402-890-4320
Voices of Hope
2545 "N" St. • 402-476-2110

Electronics

Gamers
N 27th • 402-435-3700
48th and "R" • 402-464-8899
Goodwill Computer and Electronics Store
1700 S. 17th St. • 402-438-1109
The Gameroom
North • 402-438-7161
Downtown • 402-421-0935
Star City Recycling
402-890-4320

Eyeglasses

Star City Lions
Drop-off boxes located at optometrist offices, Eyeglass World and Walmart stores
Star City Recycling
402-890-4320

Internet Sites

freecycle.org
(post offers and wants)
lincoln.craigslist.org
amazon.com/sellonamazon
LinConsign Electronics Facebook Page
Items for Sale Facebook Page

Latex Paints

(Fees may apply)

EcoStores Nebraska
530 W. “P” St. • 402-477-3606
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
4630 “Y” St. 402-464-0010

Mattresses

(clean)

People’s City Mission
2615 “O” St. • 402-428-2066

Packing Materials

Mail Plus
3201 South St. • 402-434-5315
Star City Recycling
402-890-4320
UPS Stores
(peanuts & bricks)

Records/CDs

Backtrack Records
1549 N. Cotner Blvd. • 402-464-4567
Black Circle Records
100 N. 9th St. • 402-613-3376
CD Warehouse
5141 "O" St. • 402-486-0047
(No scratches. Must be in cases with artwork.)
Lefty’s Records
2776 South St. • 402-438-0038
Recycled Sounds
909 "O" St. • 402-476-8240

Thrift, Consignment and Sports Equipment

(Furniture, clothing, etc.)
Cause for Paws
2445 S. 48th St. • 402-420-5758
Community Action Partnership
210 "O" St. • 402-471-4515
Fabulous Finds
2702 N. 49th St. • 402-466-4006
Family Thrift Center
1745 "O" St. • 402-476-2857
Goodwill locations
402-438-2022
Home & Closet
1356 S. 33rd St. • 402-474-5407
Once Upon a Child
2600 S. 48th St., Suite 15 • 402-464-4443
OMT! Divine Women's Resale
1725 Van Dorn • 402-423-2066
People's City Mission
2615 "O" St. • 402-475-6888
Plato’s Closet
2525 Pine Lake Rd. • 402-420-2440
Play it Again Sports
800 N. 48th St. • 402-483-7447
Ruby Begonias (vintage)
1321 "P" St. • 402-438-4438
Salvation Army
4690 Leighton Ave. • 402-466-5052
St. Louise Gift and Thrift
2201 "O" St. • 402-474-1600
St. Teresa's Thrift Store
643 S. 25th St. • 402-475-7065
The Black Market
1033 “O” St. • 402-475-1033
The Daisy
6433 Havelock Ave. • 402-475-7777
Twice As Nice – Consignment Shop
3743 S. 48th St. • 402-423-0083