California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

Reuse Links and Resources

Household and Office Items

The following listing of household and office item resources is sorted by county and uses the following key:

  • Government organizations are indicated by (GOV)
  • Nonprofit organizations are indicated by (NP)

We also have the same list sorted alphabetically.



  • (GOV) City of Oakland's Reuse Directory
    Lists nearly 200 local businesses and nonprofit organizations where people can buy, sell, consign, trade, rent, repair, and donate reusable items.
  • Mannequin Madness
    Accepts, rents, and sells new and used (even damaged) mannequins; also accepts styrofoam peanuts. See Profiles for more information.
  • Missing Link
    Accepts and sells used (non-department store) bicycles.
  • National Furniture Liquidators
    Sells used hotel furniture, office furniture, bedroom sets, dinettes, sofas, sofa beds, bunk beds, area rugs, lamps, mattresses, armoires, chairs, televisions, etc.
  • Waterside Workshop
    Accepts drop-offs of buttons, beads, tools, bicycles and bicycle parts, office supplies, chemistry equipment, etc.

Contra Costa

  • (GOV) Recyclemore!
    Lists many reuse ideas and reuse resources.

Los Angeles

  • Revival Furniture
    Specializes in reused, one-of-a-kind, unusual, hand-painted furniture and home decor.

181 Avenue 21
Los Angeles, California 90031
Phone: (323) 222-6069


  • (NP) Trips for Kids/The Recyclery
    Offers thrift store prices on used bikes, parts, accessories, and clothing. Works to keep bicycles out of landfills by putting them back on the streets. The Recyclery is the home of Trips for Kids' after-school and earn-a-bike programs, providing a healthy environment and job training for kids. Also accepts donations of used bikes, parts, accessories, and clothing; all donations are tax-deductible.


  • (NP) Tire Retread Information Bureau
    An industry association founded in 1974 whose goal is to provide the motoring public (both in the private and public sectors) with the most up-to-date information about the economic and environmental benefits of tire retreading and tire repairing.


  • (NP) Furniture for Families
    A furniture bank that solicits and picks up good, serviceable used furniture (no stained or broken pieces) on an appointment basis from the El Dorado Hills, Folsom, and Rancho Cordova areas. The furniture is stored at their facility for distribution, free of charge, to screened clients in the greater Sacramento area. See Profiles for more information.
  • (GOV) Sacramento County Department of Waste Management and Recycling
    Provides resources and guidance on how to reuse or recycle a variety of household items.

San Bernardino

  • (GOV) City of Fontana Household Materials Reuse Center
    Provides an easy way to take advantage of unwanted products through their Household Materials Reuse Center at no cost to residents. Available materials range from automotive products and paint, to household cleaners and pool chemicals.

Santa Cruz

  • California Grey Bears, Inc.
    Accepts a variety of materials including aluminum cans, plastics, glass, brown bags, assorted paper, cardboard, aseptic containers, and shredded paper. See Profiles more more information.


  • (GOV)(NP) Del Norte Regional Recycling and Transfer Station
    Services all Ventura County residents (no businesses or nonprofits). Identification is required (driver's license or utility bill) to confirm county residency. Open Monday-Saturday: 7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. No appointment is necessary.


  • University of California, Aggie Surplus
    Aggie Surplus returns into circulation equipment, furniture, and supplies that are no longer used in UC Davis Campus and Medical Center departments. Items are made available to the public if they are not picked up by others in the university.

Statewide/International Organizations

Reuse Links | Reuse Home

Last updated: September 17, 2014
Reuse,, (916) 341-6199