Recycle for our Vets!

United War Veterans Recycling is the largest recycling program of its kind in the greater New York area.

We collect donations of gently-used clothing and household goods, generate revenue by selling these items to re-use retailers, and directs this revenue toward our organization’s work for veterans.

Schedule a pickup today, or learn more:

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ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Unlike the traditional linear economy of make, use and dispose of, the circular economy encourages utilizing items as long as possible. United War Veterans Council believes in sustainability and a world with less waste.

Our innovative program…

  • is a social business model that generates revenues for our veterans programs
  • provides donors with a tax-deductible opportunity to support our veterans
  • offers donors unparalleled convenience: we come to you and pick up your donation!
  • promotes re-use of clothing and household goods
  • reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills
  • saves taxpayers money on waste disposal services
  • helps communities meet sustainability goals

ACCEPTED ITEMS

Clothing (All Types)

  • Hats
  • Jeans
  • Shoes (All Types)
  • Socks
  • Undergarments

Clothing – Children

  • Blouse
  • Boots
  • Coat
  • Dress
  • Jacket
  • Pants
  • Shirt
  • Slacks
  • Snowsuit
  • Sweater
  • Underwear

Clothing – Men’s

  • Jacket
  • Pajamas
  • Raincoat
  • Shirt
  • Shorts
  • Slacks
  • Suit
  • Sweater
  • Swim Trunks
  • Tuxedo
  • Undershirt
  • Undershorts

Appliances – Small

  • Irons & Ironing Boards
  • Typewriters
  • Vacuum Cleaners
  • Sewing Machines

Baby Items

  • Baby Carriages
  • Baby Swings*
  • Car Seats
  • Changing Tables*
  • Crib w/ Mattress
  • Cribs (No Drop-Down Cribs)
  • High Chairs*
  • Playpens*
  • Strollers*
  • Yard Toys*

* = Can accept if one person can carry

Bedding / Draperies

  • Bedding
  • Bedspreads / Quilts
  • Blankets
  • Sheets
  • Sofa Covers
  • Curtains/ Drapes/ Rods

Books / Toys

  • Toys (All Types)
  • Games
  • Board Games
  • Stuffed Animals
  • Books (Paperback & Hard Cover)
  • Encyclopedias
  • Bicycles
  • Tricycles
  • Little Tykes Toys
  • Fisher-Price*
  • Large Outdoor Toys

(No Swing Sets)
* = Can accept if one person can carry

Electronics (In Working Order)

  • Answering Machines
  • Computers
  • Computer Hard Drives
  • Computer Monitors
  • Computer Printers
  • Computer Software And Accessories
  • Computer Systems
  • Copiers
  • DVDs / Blu-rays/ CDs / Cassettes
  • DVD Players / Blu-ray Players / VCRs
  • Fax Machines (Small)
  • Radios
  • Stereo Equipment
  • TVs (Color)*
  • Portable TVs
  • Tapes
  • Telephones
  • Video Equipment
  • Records & Record Players

* = Can accept if one person can carry

Furniture – Large

  • Bed Frames (All Sizes)*
  • China Cabinet*
  • Clothes Closet*
  • Dining Room Set (Complete)*
  • Dresser w/ Mirror*
  • Dressers*
  • Entertainment Centers*
  • Furniture (Wood or Wicker)*

* = Can accept if one person can carry

Furniture – Small

  • Carriages*
  • Chests*
  • Coffee Tables (Small)*
  • Desks*
  • End Tables*
  • Kitchen Tables & Chairs*
  • Lawn Furniture (Folding)*
  • Night Stands*
  • Patio Furniture*
  • Pillows
  • Rocking Chairs (Wood)*
  • Rugs
  • Trunks*
  • Furniture (Wood or Wicker) (Small)*

* = Can accept if one person can carry

Household Goods

  • Antiques
  • Artificial Flowers & Plants
  • Artificial X-Mas Trees
  • Card Tables / Chairs*
  • Clocks (All Sizes)*
  • Coffee Tables*
  • Fans (Ceiling & Box)*
  • Floor Lamps*
  • Lamps (Small)
  • Lamps / Shades / Light Fixtures (Large)*
  • Magazines (All Types)
  • Pictures / Paintings
  • Rugs
  • Throw Rugs
  • Sewing Material / Notions
  • Stereo Cabinets*
  • Suitcases
  • Toiletries (Unopened)
  • Towels
  • Wall Decorations
  • Window Blinds / Shades
  • No Carpets

* = Can accept if one person can carry

Sporting Goods

  • Camping Equipment
  • Exercise Equipment*
  • Golf Clubs
  • Ice Skates
  • Roller Blades
  • Skis (All Types)
  • Misc. Sporting Equipment
  • Tennis Rackets

* = Can accept if one person can carry

Tools

  • Garden Equipment
  • Power Tools (Not Industrial)
  • No Gas Powered Tools (Electric Only)
  • No Gas Lawnmowers or Trimmers

Miscellaneous

  • Buttons (All Types)
  • Calculators
  • Canning Jars
  • Crutches
  • Eye Glasses
  • Hangers (Plastic / Wire)
  • Holiday Decorations
  • Jewelry
  • Knick-knacks
  • Luggage
  • Make-up & Cosmetics (Unopened)
  • Musical Instruments
  • National Geographic
  • Patterns
  • Pictures / Frames
  • Purses
  • Shower Chairs
  • Swivel Rockers
  • Umbrellas
  • Walkers
  • Wheelchairs / Scooters (Electronic-can only be accepted if dropped off)
  • Yarn

TAX INFORMATION

Your donation of clothing/household items is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed under law.

RECEIPT: Our driver will leave a tax receipt at the time the donations are picked up. If you do not receive a receipt, the easiest way to obtain one is to log in at our pickup scheduler site. You can also call 888.821.UWVC (8982).

VALUE OF ITEMS: It is the donor’s responsibility to determine the value of the donated items. UWVC is a non-profit organization [#13-3793337] with tax-exempt status granted under section 501(c)(19) of the Internal Revenue Code.

IRS FORM: The IRS form 8283 is used to document Non-Cash Charitable Contributions valued at $500 and more. The following link to the IRS website is provided for your convenience: IRS Form 8283

DROP OFF LOCATIONS

If you do not wish to schedule a pickup, you can drop off your donation at one of our locations: