Recycling – Passive Philanthropy

At The Junkluggers we realize that one’s junk may be another’s treasure… but, there are instances where we are unfortunately unable to donate on your behalf. What then happens to the items? Where do they go? In many instances, we are able to recycle your contents, so that although there is no direct tax benefit to you, you can rest assured that you’re not contributing to increased pollution and waste.

Recyclable materials include, but are not limited to, a variety of glass, plastic, textiles, paper, metal, and even more complex items such as electronics that can be stripped apart to reveal components for reuse. In many ways, recycling is just as philanthropic as direct donations because your items are converted into usable materials that help reduce the environmental footprint caused when fresh resources are harvested for new products. So, next time you’re out buying something new, it may be interesting to consider that perhaps you’re being revisited by a favorite item from the past.


Thomas Edison once said: β€œTo invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.”

At The Junkluggers, we are committed to protecting the environment while enhancing people’s lives. With a little imagination, it’s easy to see how used toys, clothes, furniture, and more might be used to help create a better life for someone. To that end, our Luggers are trained to see possibility where others see junk, and to have the familiarity and know-how to make sure your junk’s potential is reached!


Is your junk an ‘ugly duckling’ in disguise?

Most donation centers are very picky about what they can take, and when. Because we work with many different charitable organizations, we navigate the donation maze, giving your junk the best shot at blossoming into a swan of a tax-deductible receipt!

See what charities we work with!

On the other hand, if we can’t donate it, we try to make sure that your junk still finds a home. By separating trash, recyclables, and donateables on our truck, we make sure that whatever solution is best for you is discovered the first time around!