ReStore ReCycling & ReUse Drive

Everyday, Habitat ReStores reduce the amount of quality, usable home goods in landfills by giving them a second life in a new home. But what about the many reusable or recyclable materials we can’t accept for resale? Where can you recycle paint, fabrics, or your college laptop?

This Earth Month, ReStore is hosting a ReCycling & ReUse Drive in partnership with Tech Exchange, PaintCare, and USAgain!

On April 26th & 27th – for two days only – you can drop off old computers & accessories, leftover paint, and gently used clothes, shoes, and household textiles at our ReStore locations in Concord, San Jose, and Oakland.

If saving these materials from landfill isn’t enough of a reward, you’ll get a 15% OFF* ReStore coupon for dropping off items for recycling, and enjoy 35% OFF donated items during the drive! See below for more details on what items we’re able to accept, and to learn more about our amazing partners in sustainability!

Computer & Tech Accessory ReUse with Tech Exchange

ReStore is proud to partner with Tech Exchange, a local Bay Area non-profit that works to ensure that all families have a computer, Internet access, and technology skills necessary to improve and enhance their lives.​ For nearly 30 years, Tech Exchange has provided free or low-cost refurbished computers and digital literacy training to low-income families and supported schools’ and community centers’ technology needs. Plus, Tech Exchange is hosting an Earth Month giveaway where you can enter to win a free refurbished 2016/2017 MacBook Air laptop! Click here to enter!

Tech Exchange Logo

On April 26th & 27th, you can drop off the following items at your local ReStore:

  • Laptops
  • Desktop
  • Chargers
  • Monitors
  • Mouses
  • Keyboards
  • Headphones
  • Speakers
  • SSD drives
  • Hard drives
  • Networking equipment

Highest need: PC Laptops: Intel core; i5 6th generation and later, Macbooks: 2017 and later, chargers for donated laptops, Chromebooks & tablets: 2019 and later, Monitors: 2019 & later, 22″ & larger preferred, PC and Mac Desktops: same specifications as above. Devices in working order are most needed, but inoperable devices can also be collected and used for parts.

Paint ReCycling with PaintCare

ReStore Oakland recycles paint through our partner PaintCare all year long, and we’re now bringing this drop off service to our Concord and San Jose locations for our two day drive! PaintCare recycles leftover paint, stains, and varnish into concrete, fuel, or new paint, like the Visions paint you can find at ReStore. And, the container is recycled, too!

PaintCare Logo

On April 26th & 27th, you can drop off the following items at your local ReStore:

  • Interior and exterior architectural paints: latex, acrylic, water-based, alkyd, oil-based, enamel (including textured coatings)
  • Deck coatings, floor paints (including elastomeric)
  • Primers, sealers, undercoaters
  • Stains
  • Shellacs, lacquers, varnishes, urethanes (single component)
  • Field and lawn paint
  • Waterproofing concrete/masonry/wood sealers and repellents (not tar or bitumen-based)
  • Metal coatings, rust preventatives

Please note that we cannot accept aerosols (spray paint or other spray products), containers without original labels, or containers that are leaking or empty. Learn more here!

Clothing & Shoes ReUse with USAgain

If you’ve ever dropped off a donation at ReStore Oakland, you may have spotted our bright green USAgain collection bins! For our two day ReCycling & ReUse drive, we’ll be collecting clothing, shoes, accessories, and household textiles in reusable condition at all three of our locations. Not only will you save your old clothes from landfill, but every time a USAgain bin is full, a tree is planted!

USAgain Logo

On April 26th & 27th, you can drop off the following items in reusable condition at your local ReStore:

  • Clothes
  • Footwear
  • Children’s clothing
  • Accessories
  • Linens
  • Household textiles

Looking to recycle something not included here? Check out StopWaste’s Re:Source guide for reuse, repair, and recycling! It may take some extra care to recycle your old items instead of trashing them, but our planet will thank you!


*Limit one coupon per customer, cannot be combined with other offers.

11 comments on “ReStore’s ReCycling & ReUse Drive”

  1. 1
    Esther on April 18, 2024

    I would like dates of future drop offs for household goods and clothing. I give often to good will…

    1. 2
      Christina Galvin on April 22, 2024

      Hi Esther,

      We do accept many household goods such as home décor as donations for resale, you can find more info on our Donations page here: While we are only accepting clothing at our San Jose and Concord locations on April 26th & 27th, we do have USAgain drop off bins for clothing and shoes available at our ReStore Oakland location year-round!

  2. 3
    Carol Slone on April 18, 2024

    Is an appt needed to do a donation drop off and if so what are the hours on 4/26-27.

    1. 4
      Christina Galvin on April 22, 2024

      Thanks for asking, Carol! No appointments are necessary, and there will be free drop-off bins available at our ReStore locations during their business hours on April 26th & 27th. Our San Jose and Concord locations are open 9am – 6pm, and our Oakland location is open 9am – 5pm. You can also find store addresses here!:

  3. 5
    Kristin Woods on April 19, 2024

    Hello, Will this event also be taken place at the Habitat Restore in Fairfield?

    1. 6
      Christina Galvin on April 22, 2024

      Hi Kristin,

      Sorry, the ReCycling & ReUse Drive will only be available at Habitat East Bay/Silicon Valley ReStores in Concord, Oakland, and San Jose! Habitat ReStores are independently owned by local Habitat for Humanity organizations, and the ReStore in Fairfield is operated by Solano-Napa Habitat for Humanity.

  4. 7
    Carmen Montufar on April 21, 2024

    Do you accept windows in good condition?

    1. 8
      Christina Galvin on April 22, 2024

      Yes, we do accept windows in good condition! You can find a ReStore location to drop off your donation here:
      If you have any questions about your donation, you can also contact our donation team at (510) 803-3343. Thanks for thinking of us for your donation!

  5. 9
    Nancy Nabrynski on April 21, 2024

    I would like to donate

    1. 10
      Christina Galvin on April 22, 2024

      Hi Nancy! You can find more info about donating items to ReStore on our donations page here!

  6. 11
    Linda West on April 25, 2024

    Do you accept printers?

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