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 Animal shelters
Books Kingsport Library, Book Rack (JC), Mr. K’s (JC)
Building materials Habitat for Humanity, Landfill
Car Recycling The Clunker Junker
Cell phones Cell Phones for Soldiers (local drop-off locations), Best Buy or Home Depot (recycle)
Clothing Consignment shops, Church clothes closets
Dresses (formal; ex. prom dresses) YWCA in Bristol, Becca’s Closet
Electronics (TV, phone, computer, tablet, music, movies, video games, etc.) Best Buy/Office Depot (they charge for this), Free drop-off at Convenience Station 1921 Brookside Lane in Kingsport
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 JDog Junk Removal and Hauling
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)

Healing Hands Health Center in Bristol (some medical and dental supplies; call before bringing)

Medication Friends in Need (Unopened unexpired medications only)
Medication disposal Kingsport Justice Center or Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office
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 Animal shelters
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 Marine Corps Toys for Tots
Video games GameStop

Other notes:

Scheduled pick-up of items is provided by Good Samaritan Ministries, 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): Diapers, wipes, formula (Similac), paper towels, laundry detergent, trash bags, shampoo and conditioner, toiletries, body wash, car seats, infant gas drops

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

JDog Junk Removal and Hauling: A Veteran-owned business that takes everything except for hazardous chemicals. They recycle, reprocess, and repurpose as much of the material as possible through relationships with charities, community groups, and recyclers. Call 1.844.get.jdog for a free estimate.

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, individual microwave frozen meals, cleaning products, office supplies, pre-packaged snacks