Reusing: Pass It On!

Allen County Reuse Centers

Not everything can be recycled…but many things can be reused!

The Allen County Solid Waste Management District encourages all residents to donate usable items they no longer need to benefit others. Office equipment, books, school supplies, musical instruments, clothing, and toys are just a few items that have the potential to be reused.

Below is an alphabetical listing of organizations and the items  they accept for reuse. Items must be in good, working condition.  Be sure to contact the organization for more details prior to making a donation.

Allen County SPCA

4914 South Hanna Street

Fort Wayne, IN 46806

Phone: 260-744-0454

Hours: Tuesday – Friday: 11am-6pm, Saturday & Sunday: 12pm-4pm


Accepts: Aluminum Cans, Books, Cellular Phones, Electronics, Injet/Toner Cartridges, Pet Food/Supplies

CORE, The Resource Store

 841 Northcrest Shopping Center,

Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Phone: 260-483-2673

Hours: Please Call


Accepts: Art/Craft Supplies, Children’s Books, Office Equipment/Supplies,  School Supplies

Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana

6316 Mutual Drive

Fort Wayne, IN  46825

Phone: 260-484-9560


Accepts: Baby Items (unopened wipes, monitors), Food (unexpired nutritional drink),  medical equipment (durable, working order), Toiletries (incontinence items – open pack accepted)

Early Childhood Alliance

3320 Fairfield Avenue

Fort Wayne, IN 46807

Phone: 260-745-2501

Hours: Monday-Friday: 8am until 5pm


Accepts: Art/Craft Supplies, Cleaning Supplies, Office Equipment/Supplies

Fort Wayne Pet Food Pantry

Phone: 260-478-4851


Accepts: Pet food and supplies, storage containers, plastic grocery and food storage bags

Friends of the Poor

611 West Wayne Street

Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Phone: 260-422-6821

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 10am-6pm


Accepts: Aluminum Cans, Automobiles (working order only), Bicycles, Electronics (complete working computers only), Food (non-perishable), Medical Equipment, Office Equipment/Supplies, Photography/Camera Supplies, Tools

Genesis Outreach, Inc.

2812 Gay Street

Fort Wayne, IN 46806

Phone: 260-744-2800

Hours: Monday-Friday: 9am until 4pm


Accepts: Cleaning Supplies, Clothing, Furniture, Houseware/Household Goods, Toiletries, Tools

Goodwill Industries

3127 Brooklyn Avenue

Fort Wayne, IN 46809

Phone: 260-478-7617

Hours: Monday-Saturday: 8am until 4pm


**Donations also accepted at other Goodwill locations**

Accepts: Art/Craft Supplies, Automobiles, Baby Clothes/Items, Bicycles, Books, Cameras, CDs/Cassette Tapes, Cellular Phones, Clothing, Electronics, Eyeglasses, Furniture, Houseware/Household Goods, Jewelry, Magazines/Comic Books, Musical Instruments, Office Equipment/Supplies, Outdoor/Sporting Equipment, Toys, Video Cassettes/DVDs

Habitat for Humanity Restore

4747 Lima Road

Fort Wayne, IN 46808

Phone: 260-470-4200

Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.


Accepts: Aluminum Cans, Appliances, Bicycles, Building Materials, Home Improvement Supplies, Houseware/Household Goods, Outdoor/Sporting Equipment, Tools

Mustard Seed Furniture Bank of Fort Wayne, Inc.

3636 Illinois Road

Fort Wayne, IN 46804

Phone: 260-471-5802

Hours: Monday-Friday: 10am until 4pm


Accepts:  Bed Frames (complete sets – must have all parts and sides), Children’s Books (newborn to kindergarten), Furniture, Houseware/Household Goods (basic household items & linens for bed, bath & kitchen)

Items must be free of rips, tears, stains, cigarette burns, & ANY animal hair and be in working order. Please do not leave items outside the building.  Call for complimentary pick up in Allen County.

The Rescue Mission

301 West Superior Street

Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Phone: 260-426-7357

Hours: Monday-Friday: 8:30am until 5pm


**All items must be in good, working condition**

Accepts: Baby Clothes/Items, Cleaning Supplies, Clothing,  Food (non-perishable), Toiletries

Treasure House,  A Ministry of The Rescue Mission

2203 Lafayette Street

Fort Wayne, IN  46803

Phone:  260-426-7357

Hours: Monday-Saturday: 9am until 4pm

Accepts: Appliances, Art/Craft Supplies, Automobiles, Bed Frames, Bicycles, Books, Electronics, Furniture, Houseware/Household Goods, Medical Equipment, Musical Instruments, Outdoor/Sporting Equipment, Photography/Camera Supplies, Tools, Toys, Video Cassettes/DVDs

Salvation Army

427 West Washington Boulevard

Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Phone: 260-424-1655

Hours: Monday-Saturday: 7:30am until 4pm


Accepts: Aluminum Beverage Cans, Appliances, Art/Craft Supplies, Automobiles, Baby Clothes/Items, Bed Frames, Bicycles, Books, CDs/Cassette Tapes, Cellular Phones, Cleaning Supplies, Clothing, Electronics, Eyeglasses, Food (non-perishable), Furniture, Housewares/Household Goods, Jewelry, Magazines/Comic Books, Medical Equipment, Musical Instruments, Office Equipment/Supplies, Outdoor/Sporting Equipment, Photography/Camera Supplies, School Supplies, Toiletries, Tools, Toys, Video Cassettes/DVDs


3320 North Clinton Street

Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Phone: 260-483-2100

Hours: Monday-Friday: 9am until 5pm


Accepts: Art/Craft Supplies, Medical Equipment (wheelchairs, walkers, & commodes), Office Supplies (call for details)

Women’s Bureau, Inc.

2417 Fairfield Avenue

Fort Wayne, IN 46807

Phone: 260-424-7977

Hours: Monday-Thursday: 8am until 5pm, Friday: 8am until 12noon


Accepts: Baby Clothes/Items, Cleaning Supplies (laundry supplies & anything to set up housekeeping), Clothing, Houseware/Household Goods, Office Equipment/Supplies, Toiletries, Toys

YMCA Youth Services Bureau – Anti Graffiti Network

1117 South Clinton Street

Fort Wayne, IN  46802

Phone:  260-449-4747 (leave message)


Accepts:  Latex paint (call for specifics)