Drop off still-useful items at Reuse Fest, in Lawrenceville on Saturday

Reuse Fest is a one-day collection event for materials to be reused by local non-profit organizations. The event will take place on Saturday, August 3, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Goodwill Workforce Development Center. The center is located at 118 52nd Street in Lawrenceville.

Reuse Fest was started to allow nonprofits in the Pittsburgh area to collect donations of items targeted to their specific needs.  This year’s event includes many great local organizations including Global Links, Construction Junction, Off the Floor, Pittsburgh Center For Creative Reuse, Goodwill, FreeRide, the Animal Rescue League and the Gay & Lesbian Community Center.

Only the following materials will be accepted:

— Usable Building Materials (including windows, doors, tile, and more)

— Blankets, Dog & Cat Carriers, Canned Fruit & Vegetables for Wildlife Center

— Bikes, Bike Parts, Tools & Accessories (all in working order)

— Medical Supplies/Equipment (including crutches, wheelchairs, canes, walkers, and uniform scrubs)

— Books, Housewares & Sporting Goods Gently Used Furniture (including twin beds and dressers),

— Clothing & Shoes Art & Creativity Supplies (sketchbooks, canvas, art tools, and easels)

Other materials and items not on this list will not be accepted.  Click here for more information, or call 412.488.7490, ext. 236.  Here is the flier for the event.