Donation and Recycling Resources for Kingsport, Tennessee

 

Item Type Resource Information
Appliances Habitat for Humanity (donate),
Best Buy (recycle)
Arts and craft items Check with your local school or after school program
Baby supplies Hope House (maternity home/pregnancy crisis resource center)
Batteries Batteries Plus Bulbs, Lowe’s, Home Depot
Bedding and linens SBK Animal Control Shelter
Books Kingsport Library, Book Rack (JC), Mr. K’s (JC)
Building materials Habitat for Humanity, Landfill
Cards (any used greeting card) St. Jude’s Ranch for Children (mail)
Cell phones Cell Phones for Soldiers (mail), Best Buy or Home Depot (recycle)
Clothing Consignment shops, Church clothes closets
Dresses (formal; ex. prom dresses) Cinderella Project
Electronics (TV, phone, computer, tablet, music, movies, video games, etc.) Best Buy, Office Depot
Eyeglasses Lions Club (drop-off locations LensCrafters in Town Center Mall, WalMart Vision Center, many others)
Furniture First Broad St. United Methodist
Hauling and junk removal Junk Removal Heroes
Hazardous materials Sullivan Co. yearly hazardous materials collection
Large trash items (too big for trash can) Call City of Kingsport to schedule pick-up
Light bulbs Batteries Plus Bulbs, Lowe’s
Linens (old comforters, towels, etc.) SBK Animal Control Center
Magazines Military troops, nursing homes, shelters
Mattresses Goodwill (if not stained or ripped)
Medical equipment Shepherd Center (adjustable canes, bath benches, bath chairs, bath transfer chairs); Hope Community Church (locations in Allandale, Rogersville, and Bulls Gap)
Medication disposal Kingsport Justice Center
Paint Use cat litter or packets of paint hardener to dry, put in trash; Sullivan Co. yearly hazardous materials collection
Pallets (wood) Lowe’s
Pet supplies SBK Animal Control Center
Plastic shopping bags Walmart, Food City, Kroger, etc.
Printer cartridges Cartridge World Kingsport
Shoes Athletic shoes (gently worn) – Fleet Feet; All shoes (new or gently worn) – Church clothes closets, Soles4Souls (mail)
Shredding services Bank free shred days, Office Depot
Stuffed animals, toys SAFE (Stuffed Animals for Emergencies; donated to fire, ambulance, and police departments for children in emergencies; email jonesboroughsafechapter@gmail.com), Marine Corps Toys for Tots
Video games GameStop

Other notes:

Scheduled pick-up of items is provided by Goodwill, Holston Habitat for Humanity, Salvation Army; call for details.

Holston Habitat for Humanity: accepts donations of gently used furniture, appliances, housewares, electronics, and building materials. Clothing is not accepted.

Hope Haven Ministries (Dale St. in Kingsport): toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning products, trash bags, hygiene items for males/females

Hope House (Maternity home, crisis pregnancy resource center):

Family Promise Kingsport (Holston St. in Kingsport; formerly Interfaith Hospitality Network): deodorant, family-size shampoo, hair brushes, Kleenexes, paper plates, paper towels, napkins, plastic forks and spoons, dish and laundry detergent, business-size envelopes, ink pens, Post-it notes, highlighters, and letter-size file folders

Junk Removal Heroes: Doesn’t accept hazardous wastes (paint, chemicals), engines (ex. riding mowers); $389 for whole trailer, minimum charge $139, includes pick up and loading

Goodwill: Does not accept: TVs, computer, baby equipment; will take mattresses (if in good condition)

Oasis of Kingsport (Sullivan St. in Kingsport; women’s ministry): paper goods, laundry supplies, bottled water, coffee supplies, cleaning products, office supplies, pre-packaged snacks

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