Environmental Services

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Reuse

Reusing materials saves money, energy and natural resources and creates markets for materials, new jobs, and opportunities for vocational training. Reuse is the first option in diverting unwanted materials from landfills; why throw away a good thing if someone else could use it!

Reuse opportunities include:

  • Donating household items like clothes, footwear and furniture to local agencies like Goodwill, Deseret Industries, AMVETS, Cerebral Palsy, etc.
  • Giving unperishable food to local food banks and charitable organizations
  • Donating usable building materials. This offers a way to get rid of materials affordably and avoids costly landfill disposal fees.

Here are a few places where you can donate reusable items in our region:

Please note that inclusion in this list does not constitute an endorsement by the City of Chula Vista or the State of California of any of these vendors, or assumption of any liability for their products or services.


Building Materials

Habitat for Humanity ReStore 

310 National City Blvd.
National City, CA 91950
www.sdhfh.org
(619) 516-5267

Architectural Salvage of San Diego

2401 Kettner Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101
architecturalsalvagesd.com
(619) 696-1313 

 


 

Household Items

Deseret Industries
1773 Broadway
Chula Vista, CA 91911
(619) 423-2317

Goodwill | goodwill.org

2220 Otay Lakes Road
Chula Vista, CA
(619) 216-1900

1177 Broadway
Chula Vista, Ca 91911
(619) 420-5111

 495 Telegraph Canyon Road
Chula Vista, CA 91910
(805 & Telegraph Canyon)

2300 Sweetwater Road
National City, CA 91950
(Rte. 805 & Sweetwater Rd)

849 Palm Avenue
Imperial Beach, CA 91932
(619) 429-6766

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mission Donation Center
5150 University Avenue
San Diego, CA 92104
(619) 819-1793

San Diego Rescue Mission Thrift Store
10 N. Euclid Avenue
National City, CA 91950
(619) 263-7390

North Park Thrift Store
3055 University Avenue
San Diego, CA 92104
(619) 819-1855

Salvation Army Donation Box

3030 Plaza Bonita Road
Suite 2075, Plaza Bonita
National City, Ca 91950
(619) 691-8254

775 Plaza Court
Chula Vista, CA 91910
(619) 691-8254

 

 

 

 

United Cerebral Palsy Store
405 Broadway
Chula Vista, CA 91910
UCP.org
(619) 426-6446

 


Canned & Non-perishable Food or Household Items

 

Catholic Charities Diocese of San Diego
349 Cedar Street
San Diego, CA 92101
www.ccdsd.org
(619) 231-2828

South Bay Community Services (Infant)
1124 Bay Blvd, Suite D
www.southbaycommunityservices.org
(619) 420-3620


Business Attire/Evening Wear

Dress for Success San Diego
email
dressforsuccess.org
(619) 281-3773

Princess Project San Diego
email
princessproject.org


Donate Your Shoes for Reuse


Perishable/Non-Perishable Food


Books - Sell or Donate

Do you have old or even new books that you'd like to get rid of? Believe it or not, books are not entirely recyclable. If your books are bound together with glue, they are considered "contaminated" because the glue hinders the recycling process. So, what can you do? Either sell OR donate those unwanted books!

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