Spring Cleaning?! - Boise Area Donations Resource Guide

Posted by Shalynne Haas on

Many of us know where we can donate clothing and household items we no longer want or need. There are Idaho Youth Ranches and Goodwills conveniently scattered throughout the Valley as well as plenty of other local thrift stores. You could even sell or consign clothing at places like Uptown Cheapskate or Serendipity Boutique. OR save up your unwanted clothing for a local clothing swap with Second Shell Designs! But other items, like electronics, paint, eyeglasses, etc. can feel a little trickier to get rid of when we're done with them. Please don't throw them away! 

Here's a short list of businesses and organizations in the area that accept different kinds of donations.  

For Arts and Craft supplies:

Cats Eye Creative Reuse (obviously😛) will happily take any arts and craft supplies, or other “creative potential” items that you no longer want or need.

Review our Donation Guidelines and schedule a donation pick up by reaching out at Hello@catseyecreativereuse.com

The Reuse Market 

Co-located upstairs within the North End Organic Nursery

3777 W Chinden Blvd.
Garden City, ID 83714
Material donations are currently being accepted on Tuesdays from 10am - 12:30pm

For Home Improvement and Building Materials:

Second Chance Building Materials Center  - 2 Locations

1423 W Grove St. Boise, ID
204 3rd Ave South, Nampa, ID
(208) 331-2707
Monday - Saturday 10am - 6pm


Habitat for Humanity ReStore - 2 Locations

10537 W Overland Rd
Boise, ID 83709
Phone (208) 375-5256
Monday - Saturday 9am - 6pm
Donation Hours 9:30am - 5:30pm

4716 W State St
Boise, ID 83703
Phone (208) 331-6653
Monday - Saturday 9am - 6pm
Donation Hours 9:30am - 5:30pm

For Electronics, Technology & E-Waste:

The Reuseum

3131 W Chinden Blvd. 
Garden City, ID 83714
The Reuseum accepts “sort of working, or non functional technology and e-scrap for Reuse and recycling”. 

For Eyeglasses and Hearing Aids:


1090 N Cole Road
Boise, Idaho 83704
(208) 338-5466

For Household Hazardous Waste:

The City of Boise's Curb-It program offers Household Hazardous Waste collections at different sites throughout the valley once per month. You can dispose of these materials properly and safely by bringing them to a collection site. Things such as automotive products like oil, anti-freeze and other fluids, batteries, paints & stains (that are old and unusable), pool & spa chemicals, garden chemicals, etc. are accepted at these sites. Please don't throw these things away in your residential garbage. Visit the Collection Calendar at the link below to see when and where the next collection site will be!

Happy Spring Cleaning!


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