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Many items that end up in the landfill are still in good working condition.  These items could have been given away, donated or sold. 

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The Donation Place is open and staffed 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Located in the Citizens’ Convenience Area at the landfill, The Donation Place is in space formerly known as “Too Good To Waste” and will be accessible for drop offs only. Customers may no longer take items from this facility.

  • The Donation Place accepts items such as:
  • textiles
  • clothing
  • shoes
  • linens
  • small appliances
  • art and decorative items
  • furniture
  • books
  • records
  • sports and exercise equipment
  • toys
  • other usable household items
    All items must be in working condition.

    The Donation Place cannot accept electronics, major appliances (small appliances are okay), tires, mattresses/box springs, child safety seats, cribs, hazardous materials and chemicals, but these items are accepted elsewhere at the Landfill.

    The Donation Place is operated by World Trade Company (WTC) of Woodbridge, Virginia. WTC will repurpose the items received and a tax donation receipt is available upon request. 

     

    Click here for a printable The Donation Place information sheet.

     

     
    Clothing, Furnishings, Toys, Household Items
     


    There are a number of charitable organizations that accept usable items and materials to help families in need. These items may be given directly to families or sold in thrift shops. Donations are accepted by:
     
    • ACTS Thrift Store, 3661 Canal Road, Dumfries, 703-221-3298
    • B-thrifty, 13412 Jefferson Davis Highway, Woodbridge, 703-496-5100
    • Carousel Consignments, 8335 Sudley Road in Manassas, 571-208-0638
    • Community Thrift, 7381 Sudley Road, Manassas, 703-393-2874
    • Consignment Solutions. LLC, 7440 Sudley Road, Manassas, 703-330-3805
    • Davis Memorial Goodwill Industries, 8014 Sudley Road, Manassas, 703-365-9492
    • Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 9506 Center Street, Manassas, 703-369-6145
    • Salvation Army, 11201 Balls Ford Road, Manassas, 703-686-4607
    • Salvation Army, 13287-D Gordon Boulevard, Woodbridge, 703-490-2396
    • Savers Woodbridge, 14427 Potomac Mills Road, Woodbrige, 703-491-9170
    • Sisters Thrift & Consignment, 8271 Centreville Road, Manassas Park, 703-330-5510
    • Stuff Consignments, 7482 Limestone Drive, Gainesville, 703-753-2330
    • The Very Thing Consignment Shop, 15000 Washington Street in Haymarket, 703-754-6550
    • Village Economy Stores, 13770 Smoketown Road, Woodbridge, 703-897-1635
    • Vincent DePaul Thrift Shop, 13744 Mary's Way, Woodbridge, 703-491-1900
    • Your Favorite Boutique, 7290 Centreville Road, Manassas. 703-361-1999
    Several organizations have placed textile bins in parking lots and public locations throughout the County. Look for a bin that resembles a large mailbox. They may be blue, yellow or white and are marked clothing and shoes. Please follow the instructions posted on the collection box. These materials are sent along to the designated charity. 
     
    In addition to these textile bins, the Department of Public Works offers textile bins at the County Landfill located at 14811 Dumfries Road in Manassas and the Compost Facility at 13000 Balls Ford Road in Manassas. 
     
    As part of the collections at the various donation centers, thrift shops, collection boxes and County bins, please remember the following textile items can be accepted: pants, dresses, hats, shirts, drapes, curtains, blankets, towels, sheets, handbags, belts and paired shoes. Note:  please do not include wet or mildewed materials, carpets and rugs, or rubber. For more information, pleace call 703-792-4670. 
      
    Books, CDs and Video Games
     
    Residents can recycle books, CDs and video games by donating them to the County Libraries. Donations may be added to the library collection or sold through the Friends of the Library for support of library programs. 
     
    Residents can also donate books at designated collection bins placed by various charity organizations.
     
    In addition, residents can sell or trade books and other media through several local shops:
     
    C&W Books at 703-491-7323 or http://candwusedbooks.com/
     
    Prospero's Books at 703-257-7895 or http://www.prosperosbooksva.com/
     
    2nd and Charles at 703-680-3175 or http://2ndandcharles.com
     
    McKay Used Books at 703-361-9042 or http://mckayusedbooks.biz/
     
    Building Supplies and Materials
     
    The Habitat for Humanity runs the ReStore, a shop that accepts new and gently used building supplies and materials from corporations, construction companies and individuals. ReStore particularly needs doors, windows, cabinets and working appliances less than five years old. Any building or remodeling material that still can be used is accepted. ReStore is located at 9506 Center Street in Manassas and can be reached at 703-369-6145.
     
    Other Resources Online
     
    There are also many online options, such as Craigslist and Freecycle, to find people interested in your usable items. 
     
    A few more ideas for around the house!
    • Hold a yard sale for items that you no longer need 
    • When shopping, bring reusable bags (take plastic bags back to stores for recycling)
    • Use sponges and dish towels instead of paper towels
    • Fix appliances that are worn out instead of throwing them away
    • Use both sides of the paper or use for scratch pads
    • Reuse mailing envelopes and boxes for your mailings
    • Reuse packing peanuts or take them to a mailing service that accepts them
    • Donate newspapers (no inserts please) to the animal shelter