6 Rs

It used to be the 3 R’s – reduce, reuse, recycle. But we recognize the importance of reducing our waste in even more ways.

We hope you find this directory helpful to find places to:

  • DONATE unwanted items for reuse

  • Find places that REPAIR broken items

  • RECYCLE items that are no longer usable

Together, we can make a difference.

For a pdf version of the directory, click here.

Repair Options

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Recycling Options (click the links)

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DONATE ITEMS FOR REUSE

CLOTHING

Backstretch Employee Service Team (B.E.S.T.)

267 Union Ave, Saratoga Springs
(518) 587-3720

What they accept (please call for current list):

  • Men’s workboots, jeans & other work clothes
  • Gloves
  • Blankets

City Mission of Schenectady

138 Central Ave, Albany
(518) 399-0917

What they accept (click here for more information):

  • Adult & Kids Clothing and Shoes
  • Accessories

Dress for Success

333 Sheridan Avenue, Albany
Call (518) 463-3175

What they accept (click here for more information):

  • Professional Separates
  • Work Appropriate Shoes, Handbags & Scarves

Franklin Community Center

Donation Center is located at 101 Washington St
Call (518) 587-9826 ext 221 to schedule a drop-off appointment.

What they accept (click here for more information):

  • In-season clothing
  • Small household items
  • Food Pantry Items

HATAS

138 Central Ave, Albany
(518) 463-2124

What they accept (click here for more information):

  • Clean Winter Coats, Hats, Socks
  • New Pajamas
  • Wooden Toys

Northern Rivers

60 Academy Road, Albany
(518) 426-2600

What they accept (click here for more information):

  • Adult and Kids Clothing
  • Shoes & Sneakers
  • Accessories
  • Household Linens
  • Stuffed Animals

The Saratoga Closet

Consignment shop
38 Van Dam St, Saratoga Springs
(518) 879-5012

What they accept:

  • Clothing

Captain’s Treasures

1705 Route 9, Clifton Park
Call (518) 383-1788

What they accept (click here for more information):

  • Adult and Kids Cloths
  • Jewelry
  • Houseware

Cudney’s Cleaners

160 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs
(518) 584-8460

What they accept:

  • Winter coats
  • Hangers

Feigenbaum Cleaners

3039 Route 50, Wilton
(518) 581-0327

What they accept:

  • Winter coats
  • Hangers

Grassroot Givers

522 Washington Avenue, Albany
Call (518) 599-5157

What they accept (click here for more information):

  • Adult and Kids Clothing
  • Like-new Children’s Books
  • Kitchen Items

Noah’s Attic

10 West High St, Ballston Spa
(518) 885-9455

What they accept:

  • Clothing
  • Household items
  • Books

Salvation Army

27 Woodlawn Ave, Saratoga Springs
(518) 584-1640

What they accept (click here for more information):

  • Clothing
  • Furniture
  • Household items
  • Appliances
  • Automobiles

Treasures Boutique & Thrift Shop

60 West Ave, Saratoga Springs
(518) 580-4200

What they accept (click here for more information):

  • Clothing and Shoes
  • Belts

FURNITURE

Habitat for Humanity Restore

1373 US Route 9, Moreau or 70 Fuller Road, Albany
(518) 793-7484 (Moreau) (518) 275-6638 (Albany)

What they accept (click here for more information):

  • Antiques
  • Furniture
  • Upholstered Items

Salvation Army

(518) SATRUCK

What they accept (click here for more information):

  • Furniture
  • Appliances
  • Household Goods

HATAS

138 Central Ave, Albany
(518) 612-2265

What they accept (click here for more information):

  • Furniture

Troy Area United Ministries 

392 2nd Street, Troy
(518) 274-5920

What they accept (click here for more information):

  • Beds
  • Dressers
  • Table and Chairs

Reshop – Rebuilding Together Saratoga County

132 Milton Ave, Ballston Spa
(518) 587-3315

What they accept:

  • Small Home Goods
  • Furniture
  • Jewelry

Saratoga Consignment Studio

Consignment shop
3306 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs
(518) 450-1363

What they accept:

  • Furniture

Schenectady Home Furnishings

603 State Street, Schenectady
(518) 346-2444

What they accept (click here for more information):

  • Furniture
  • Houseware

HOUSEHOLD GOODS

Franklin Community Center

Donation Center is located at 101 Washington St
Call (518) 587-9826 ext 221 to schedule a drop-off appointment.

What they accept (click here for more information):

  • Small household items
  • Seasonal Clothing
  • Coats

Reshop – Rebuilding Together Saratoga County

132 Milton Ave, Ballston Spa
(518) 587-3315

What they accept:

  • Small Home Goods
  • Furniture
  • Jewelry

Saratoga Consignment Studio

Consignment shop
3306 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs
(518) 450-1363

What they accept:

  • Furniture

Noah’s Attic

10 West High St, Ballston Spa
(518) 885-9455

What they accept:

  • Clothing
  • Household items
  • Toys

Salvation Army

27 Woodlawn Ave, Saratoga Springs
(518) 584-1640

What they accept (click here for more information):

  • Clothing
  • Furniture
  • Household items

Schenectady Home Furnishings

603 State Street, Schenectady
(518) 346-2444

What they accept (click here for more information):

  • Houseware
  • Furniture

NOTIONS, JEWELRY & ART SUPPLIES

Habitat for Humanity Restore

1373 US Route 9, Moreau
(518) 793-7484

What they accept (click here for more information):

  • Antiques
  • Furniture
  • Upholstered Items

Reshop – Rebuilding Together Saratoga County

132 Milton Ave, Ballston Spa
(518) 587-3315

What they accept:

  • Small Home Goods
  • Furniture
  • Jewelry

Noah’s Attic

10 West High St, Ballston Spa
(518) 885-9455

What they accept:

  • Clothing
  • Household items
  • Toys

Up-Stitch

350 New Scotland Avenue, Albany
(518) 618-2825

What they accept (click here for more information):

  • Fabric
  • Yarn
  • Sewing/Needlework Supplies

TOYS

Franklin Community Center

Donation Center is located at 101 Washington St
Call (518) 587-9826 ext 221 to schedule a drop-off appointment.

What they accept (click here for more information):

  • Small household items
  • Seasonal Clothing
  • Coats

HATAS

138 Central Ave, Albany
Call (518) 463-2124

What they accept (click here for more information):

  • Wooden Toys
  • Clean Winter Coats
  • Hats and Socks

Noah’s Attic

10 West High St, Ballston Spa
(518) 885-9455

What they accept:

  • Clothing
  • Household items
  • Toys

SPORTS EQUIPMENT

Bikeatoga

241 Broadway, Saratoga, NY
Call (518) 290-0746

What they accept (click here for more information):

  • Bikes & Parts

Play It Again Sports

952 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham, NY
Call (518) 785-6587

What they accept (click here for more information):

  • Sports Equipment

Troy Bike Rescue

3280 6th Avenue, Troy, NY or 51 3rd Street, Troy, NY
Email tbr.collective@gmail.com

What they accept (click here for more information):

  • Bikes & Parts

SLEEPING BAGS, BACKPACKS & TENTS

Shelters of Saratoga

14 Walworth Street, Saratoga Springs, NY
Call (518) 581-1097

What they accept (click here for more information):

  • Sleeping Bags
  • Backpacks
  • Tents

CELL PHONES

Wellspring

2816 U.S. 9 Malta, NY
Call (518) 583-0280

What they accept (click here for more information):

  • Cell Phones

BOOKS, CDS, DVDS

Friends Book Shop (Saratoga Public Library)

49 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs, NY
Call (518) 584-7860 x333

What they accept (click here for more information):

  • Books
  • CDs
  • DVDs
  • Record Albums

Bulk Book Warehouse

695 Rotterdam Industrial Park, Building 11, Rotterdam , NY
Call (518) 878-4933

What they accept (click here for more information):

  • Books
  • CDs
  • DVDs
  • Library Discards

Friends of the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

475 Moe Road, Clifton Park, NY
Call (518) 371-8622

What they accept (click here for more information):

  • Books

EYEGLASSES & HEARING AIDS

Saratoga Springs Lions Club

3062 Route 50, Saratoga Springs, NY
Call (518) 583-1785

What they accept (click here for more information):

  • Eyeglasses
  • Hearing Aids

PET SUPPLIES

Animal Protective Foundation

53 Maple Avenue, Glenville, NY
Call (518) 374-3944

What they accept (click here for more information):

  • Small Cat or Dog Beds
  • Dog Treats 

Benson’s Pet Center

175 Ballston Avenue, Saratoga, NY
Call (518) 682-3712

What they accept (click here for more information):

  • Pet Food
  • Toys 

Saratoga County Animal Shelter

6010 County Farm Road, Ballston Spa, NY
Call (518) 885-4113

What they accept (click here for more information):

  • Pet Items
  • Towels

REPAIR ITEMS WHEN POSSIBLE

LOCAL REPAIR SHOPS

Look for local repair shops in your community to fix broken items.

MANUFACTURER

Contact the manufacturer’s customer service department for warranty / repair options.

REPAIR CAFE

Bring broken items from home to a Repair Café near you and volunteer repair coaches help fix them free of charge. Electronics, small appliances, textiles, bikes, wooden furniture, toys, jewelry . . . most things that are broken are welcome.

RECYCLE ITEMS THAT ARE NO LONGER USEFUL

electronicsELECTRONICS

Best Buy

3062 Route 50, Saratoga Springs
Call (518) 583-1785

What they accept (click here for more information):

  • Electronics

Clifton Park Transfer Station (resident only)

217 Vischer Ferry Road, Rexford
Call (518) 371-6669

What they accept (click here for more information):

  • Electronics
  • Scrap Metal

Staples

3035 Route 50, Saratoga Springs
(518) 581-7298

What they accept (click here for more information):

  • Electronics

eLot Recycling

64 Hannay Lane, Glenmont
(518) 226-9385 or (885)253-9027 

What they accept (click here for more information):

  • Computers & Electronics
  • Lithium & Alkaline Batteries
  • Lamps, Bulbs & Ballasts

vhs tapeVHS TAPES, MUSIC CASSETTES, CDs

GreenDisk Technotrash Pack-IT Service

Call (800) 305-DISK (425) 392-8700

What they accept (click here for more information):

  • VHS Tapes
  • Music Cassettes
  • CDs

applianceMAJOR APPLIANCES AND METALS

Plan-It Waste Recycling

274 Greenfield Avenue, Ballston Spa
Call (518) 885-5977

What they accept (click here for more information):

  • Scrap Metal
  • Auto Salvage

Clifton Park Transfer Station (residents only)

217 Vischer Ferry Road, Rexford
Call (518) 371-6669

What they accept (click here for more information):

  • Electronics
  • Scrap Metal

Saratoga Springs Transfer Station

41 Weibel Avenue, Saratoga Springs
(518) 581-1430

What they accept (click here for more information):

  • Large Appliances
  • Most Scrap Metal

batteryBATTERIES

Lowe’s

10 Lowe’s Drive, Saratoga
(518) 583-3777

What they accept:

  • Rechargeable Batteries

Home Depot

3043 Route 50, Saratoga
(518) 581-6480

What they accept (click here for more information):

  • Rechargeable Batteries

flourescent tubeFLUORESCENT TUBE LIGHT BULBS

Asko Electric Supply

14 Cooper Street, Glens Falls
Call (518) 798-9503

Click here for more information.

light bulbCOMPACT FLUORESCENT LIGHT BULBS

Lowe’s

10 Lowe’s Drive, Saratoga
(518) 583-3777

Home Depot

3043 Route 50, Saratoga
(518) 581-6480

recycling symbolPAPER, GLASS, CARDBOARD, PLASTIC 1-7

Saratoga Springs Transfer Station

41 Weibel Avenue, Saratoga Springs
(518) 581-1430

What they accept (click here for more information):

  • Newspapers
  • Plastic bottles
  • Glass bottles & jars
  • Metal cans
  • Cardboard

plastic bagPLASTIC GROCERY BAGS & PLASTIC FILM

Supermarkets, Grocery Stores, Target

wine corkWINE CORKS

Exit 9 Wine & Liquor Warehouse

9 Halfmoon Crossing Blvd., Clifton Park
(518) 688-0153

MEDICAL EQUIPMENT

S.A.I.L Southern Adirondack Independent Living

418 Geyser Road, Ballston Spa
(518) 584-8202

medicine bottleMEDICINES

Saratoga Police Department

474 Broadway, Saratoga
(518) 584-1800

Saratoga Police Department

474 Broadway, Saratoga
(518) 584-1800

paint canPAINT CANS

(find a location near you)

Sherwin-Williams

226 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs
(518) 584-6220

What they accept (click here for more information):

  • Latex Paint
  • Oil Based House Paint
  • Stains
  • Varnish

Clifton Park Transfer Station (residents only)

217 Vischer Ferry Road, Rexford
Call (518) 371-6669

What they accept (click here for more information):

  • Latex Paint
  • Oil Based House Paint
  • Stains
  • Varnish

WEB BASED EXCHANGES

Freecycle.org

BuyNothing Groups

Facebook Marketplace

MISCELLANEOUS OPPORTUNITIES

      • Check with local and county governments for information on household hazardous waste and tire recycling
      • Adirondack Trust Company offers paper shredding twice a year