If you’re downsizing or decluttering, you may have amassed a collection of stuff that you’d rather donate or recycle somewhere locally than send to the landfill. We’ve done the legwork for you below in our updated guide.

It’s inspiring to see how many cool organizations are accepting some of the 33 items included on our list below, and repurposing your donations to make Baltimore a better place. If we missed something, email laurel@baltimorefishbowl.com and the recycling fairy will find you an answer.

How do I recycle: Appliances, art supplies, rechargeable batteries, bikes, books, building supplies, mobile phones, clothing, CFL bulbs, dry cleaning bags, DVDs and CDs, electronics, eyeglasses, golf equipment, grocery bags, home decor, iPods, medicine, paint, big plastics, oyster shells, school and office supplies, stuffed animals, styrofoam, tools, toys, vases, VHS tapes, video games and consoles, weird stuff and, lastly, yarn.

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Laurel Peltier

Laurel Peltier writes the environment GreenLaurel column every Thursday in the Baltimore Fishbowl.

7 replies on “Greenlaurel: An Updated Guide on How to Donate or Recycle ANYTHING in Baltimore”

  1. Any suggestions on where to donate fabric? I have a lot of fabric I purchased from G Street and Joann’s that I never used.

    1. Adrienne: Happy New Year! Good news, the Baltimore teacher Supply Swap said they would love your extra fabric. Melissa Badeker, the founder and a rock star, emailed this note, “We do accept fabric and please pass along to the donor to email donations@teachersupplyswap.org if they have additional questions or would like to schedule a pick-up.”

      Thanks for being a friend to the Swap!

  2. Laurel: This is a really useful article and thank you for highlighting The Family Tree for Children’s books! Our families LOVE access to these books.

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