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Local Shredding Services...

Document shredding, medicine disposal, teddy bear & bike recycling - Oakland County


Community Shred-It Events in Southeast Michigan


Office Depot / Office Max In-Store Shredding Services


Staples In-Store Shredding Services


Also, check if your local bank offers its customers shredding services (sometimes available for free) and look out for online coupons / promotions put out by the above office supply stores for their in-store shredding services.




Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

Local Charity Item Wish Lists

Donation Pick Up Services List


Easter Seals:

  • Pickup Fee: FREE
  • Accepted Items: Clothing, household items and small furniture
  • Your Donation Benefits: people with disabilities or special needs and their families, so they can successfully live, learn, work and play in their communities. Items are sent to therapists for distribution to clients throughout metro-Detroit; money comes back to local community.
  • Scheduled Date of Pickup Required: Yes
  • Contact: (248) 475-6400
  • Website: http://www.easterseals.com/michigan/


Furniture Bank:

  • Pickup Fee: FREE if items are outside; $20 if Furniture Bank must enter home
  • Accepted Items: Sofas, sofa-beds, and love seats, dressers, dining table, chairs, mattresses, box springs, bunk beds and bunk bed frames.
  • Scheduled Date of Pickup Required: Yes- 1 week
  • Contact: (248)332-1300
  • Website: http://furniture-bank.org/
  • Your Donation Benefits: Furniture Bank, by furnishing the foundation for children to get a healthy start in life, and for families to have a happy, stable home.


Goodwill:
  • Pickup Fee: FREE
  • Accepted Items: Clothing, accessories, shoes, bedding items/linens, house ware & glassware, jewelry, toys, tools, small appliances & electronics
  • Scheduled Date of Pickup Required: Yes: 1 day
  • Contact: (734)981-1692
  • Website: http://goodwilldetroit.org/donate/
  • Your Donation Benefits: Metro Detroit friends and neighbors improve their lives and earn jobs


Grace Centers of Hope:
  • Pickup Fee: FREE
  • Accepted Items: Clothing, shoes, bedding items/linens, house ware & glassware, jewelry, toys, video games, bikes, large and small appliances, electronics, books, jewelry, outdoor/lawn equipment, and more.
  • Scheduled Date of Pickup Required: Yes: 10-14 days prior
  • Contact: Call 1.855.HELP.GCH (1.855.435.7424) between 10:00 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Saturday
  • Website: http://www.gracecentersofhope.org/MakeADonation.aspx
  • Your Donation Benefits: People of the metro Detroit community, in need.


Habitat for Humanity Metro Restores:
  • Pickup Fee: FREE
  • Accepted Items: Cabinets, furniture, appliances, plumbing, flooring, doors/windows, electrical/ lighting, hardware,building materials, tools, home accessories, carpeting/tile. 
  • Scheduled Date of Pickup Required: Yes: 1 week
  • Contact: (313) 884-6000
  • Websitehttp://www.metrorestores.org/donate/schedule_a_pickup/
  • Your Donation Benefits: building projects of affordable housing throughout Oakland County for families in need.


Salvation Army:
  • Pickup Fee: FREE
  • Accepted Items: Clothing, household items, furniture, cars, appliances & more
  • Scheduled Date of Pickup Required: Yes: 1-2 weeks prior
  • Contact: 1-(800)SA-TRUCK (1-800-728-7825)
  • Website: www.salmich.org/
  • Your Donation Benefits: the local Salvation Army Men and Women's Rehabilitation Center


St. Vincent de Paul:

  • Pickup Fee: FREE in SE Michigan
  • Accepted Items: No mattresses, all other items are accepted.
  • Scheduled Date of Pickup Required: Yes
  • Contact: (313) 672-7837
  • Website: http://svdpdet.org/donate/clothing-and-furniture/
  • Your Donation Benefits: local community; provides revenue for SVDP programs in SE Michigan

Above list courtesy of My Fox Detroit

  • Free Pickup, schedule online
  • Contact: 734-728-4560
  • Item List

  • Free Pickup, schedule online
  • Contact: 800-775-8387
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