There’s a reason why ‘spring cleaning’ is celebrated around the world. Warmer weather and longer days serve as a stimulant to encourage people to de-clutter and get organized. In fact, research shows that cleaning up your living space is great energy boost that fosters happiness and a renewed focus. Deep cleaning also supports optimum health by keeping nasty allergens at bay.
So, while you’re cleaning and sprucing up your surroundings, remember to donate your reusable items to your favorite thrift store, or charity. Here’s a helpful list where you can donate your items. (Please call locations or visit their websites to find out about store hours).
222 N. Ventura Avenue
The store takes clothes, pots and pans, bikes, furniture, artwork, and other household items.
404 East Main Street
The store on Main Street takes small items only. For larger items such as big furniture and other items, contact the Goodwill Donation Center on Thompson (805) 650-9339 or Telephone Road (805) 671-5086.
The Salvation Army
1783 E. Main Street, Ventura, CA
Drive to the back of the store to drop off items during operating hours.
For big item truck pickups call: (800) 728-7825
Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County
121 S. Rice Avenue
Visit habitatventura.org to find out about hours of donation. Watch our Sustainable Ventura News Videos below to find out how Habitat for Humanity employs the 3 R’s.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle with Habitat For Humanity’s ReStores:
Demolition & Construction with Habitat for Humanity:
Organize a garage sale and promote it in your neighborhood!
Household Hazardous Waste Event (HHW)
City of Ventura residents and small businesses (CESQG’s) are encouraged to visit the monthly FREE Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Events and take advantage of the opportunity to dispose of HHW items properly and avoid the risks associated with stockpiling hazardous waste (such as home fires associated with improper storage.) You must schedule an appointment for drop-offs. Please call (805) 652-4525 (Monday-Thursdays, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.). Appointment times for the event are from 9:00 to 11:45 a.m. and 1:00 to 1:45 p.m. at 15-minute intervals. Discover more at: cityofventura.net/hhw
E.J. Harrison & Sons now offer Ventura residents a new size 96-gallon recycling bin at no cost with a second recycling cart for a fee of $1.25 a month. Additionally, their enhanced services also now include two free bulky item pickups (two pickups, two items each pick up for a total of 4 items annually). Call (805) 647-1414.
Watch the Sustainable Ventura video:
–Maryann Ridini Spencer for Sustainable Ventura News