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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. 


Temporarily Closed

effective October 1, 2016

Located in the Citizens’ Convenience Area at the landfill, The Donation Place is in space formerly known as “Too Good To Waste” and is temporarily closed in order to find a new operator and make some necessary improvements to the facility.   Customers may no longer leave these donations at this facility or the Balls Ford Roac Compost Facility.


    Click here for The Donation Place FAQ information sheet, which includes a partial listing of donation, consignment and resale alternatives .



    Clothing, Furnishings, Toys, Household Items

    There are a number of  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, 10159 Hastings Drive in  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, Woodbridge, 703-491-9170
    • Sisters Thrift & Consignment, 8271 Centreville Road, Manassas Park, 703-330-5510
    • St. Vincent dePaul Society, 13744 Mary's Way, Woodbridge, 703-491-1900
    • Stuff Consignments, 7482 Limestone Drive, Gainesville, 703-753-2330
    • Very Thing for Her, 6630 Jefferson St., Haymarket, (703)743-1494
    • Village Thrift Store, 13770 Smoketown Road, Woodbridge, 703-897-1635




    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 may be sent along to the designated charity. 
    As part of the collections at the various donation centers, thrift shops and collection boxes, 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, please 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:
    Prospero's Books at 703-257-7895 or
    2nd and Charles at 703-680-3175 or
    McKay Used Books at 703-361-9042 or
    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 10159 Hastings Drive 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


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