Reduce and Reuse
Buy Less... Use Less... Use It Again

Reduce - "Buy Less, Use Less"

Reduce is the first of the three R’s — Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Reducing what you consume is a simple concept. Buy less and use less so there is less waste. Businesses can save money, both in purchasing and waste disposal costs, by implementing a waste prevention strategy.

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Reuse - "Use It Again"

Reuse is the second of the three R’s — Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. If you have items that you no longer need or want, consider reuse options before disposal. There are numerous nonprofit organizations around Oahu involved in reuse operations. Some provide pickup service; others ask that you deliver it to their location. A donation of goods to a qualified nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) status may provide a tax deduction for the donor. Check the listings below for an organization that suits your needs. Be sure to check with the organizations for details and procedures.

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Household items - Drop-Off Locations
Household items - Pickup Services
Computer Recycling (computers, televisions, cell phones, batteries, electronics)
Aloha Shares
Base Yard Hawaii (supports Nanakuli Housing Corp.)
Freecycle Honolulu
Re-use Hawaii
ReStore (supports Habitat for Humanity - Leeward Oahu)
Friends of the Library of Hawaii
Hawaiian Humane Society
Food Waste Prevention (cookbook, guide, and tips)

Drop-Off Locations

These organizations accept used items such as: clothing, small appliances, bedding, small furnishings (end tables, chairs, lamps), toys, kitchen and household goods --except where noted differently. Contact the organization prior to dropping off your reusable items.

Angel Network Charities

Angel Network Charities
5339 Kalanianaole Hwy.
Honolulu, HI 96821
Phone: 377-1841
Also accepts large appliances and furniture.

Central Samoan Assembly of God
3544 Kalihi St
Honolulu, HI 96819

Central Union Thrift Shop
1660 S Beretania St
Honolulu, HI 96826

The Gospel Lighthouse (SBC)
91-743 Pohakupuna Rd
Ewa Beach, HI 96706
Also accepts some large appliances and furniture.


Goodwill Industries of Honolulu, Inc.
Drop off locations:
1075 S. Beretania St., 521-1798
3638 Waialae Ave., 737-3284
98-019 Kamehameha Hwy., 488-1230
94-144 Farrington Hwy., 677-9521
823 California Ave., 621-6054

Helping Hands Hawaii
Community Clearinghouse
2100 Nimitz Hwy
Honolulu, HI 96819

Helping Hands

Harbor House
5. Sand Island Rd., Suite 104
Honolulu, HI 96819
Also accepts some large appliances and furniture.

Holy Trinity Church Outreach
Parish Outreach
5919 Kalanianaole Hwy
Honolulu, HI 96821

HOPE Inc (In the Name of Christ)
51-075 Halai St
Hau'ula, HI 96717
Accepts only baby clothing, car seats and furniture.

Institute for Human Services
546 Kaaahi St
Honolulu, HI 96817
Also accepts some large appliances and furniture.

Kaimuki Christian Church
1117 Koko Head Ave
Honolulu, HI 96816

Kaumakapili Church
766 N King St
Honolulu, HI 96817

Kidney Clothes (National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii)
Drop-off locations island-wide -- call for exact locations

Moiliili Community Center
Moiliili Thrift Shop
2535 S King St
Honolulu, HI 96826

New Life Body of Christ
85 Walker Ave Suite D
Wahiawa, HI 96786

New Life United Pentecostal Church
20 Bouganville Dr
Honolulu, HI 96818

North Windward Baptist Chapel
53-075 Halai St.
Hauula, HI 96717

River of Life Mission
101 N Pauahi St
Honolulu, HI 96817
Also accepts furniture and beds.  

St. Anthony's Parish Outreach Program
114 Makawao St
Kailua, HI 96734

St. John Apostle & Evangelist Church
95-370 Kuahelani Ave
Mililani, HI 96789
623-3332 ext. 203

St. Michael's Church Parish Outreach
67-390 Goodale Ave
Waialua, HI 96791
637-4040 ext 223  

St. Peter & Paul Outreach
800 Kaheka St
Honolulu, HI 96814

St. Mathew's Episcopal Church
41-054 Ehukai St.
Waimanalo, HI 96795

Salvation Army

Salvation Army
Drop off locations:
322 Sumner, 522-8460
638 Kailua Rd., 266-2555
1931 N. King St., 832-0211
435 Kilani Ave., 621-7083
94-925 Waipahu St., 671-0102

Drop off locations:
1505 Dillingham, 842-0061
94-300 Farrington Hwy.,

Wahiawa General Hospital
Wahiawa Hospital Thrift Shop
128 Lehua St
Wahiawa, HI 96786

Waikiki Baptist Church
Kahi Kokua
424 Kuamoo St
Honolulu, HI 96815

YWCA of Oahu
Clothes Closet Service
1040 Richards St
Honolulu, HI 96813
538-7061 ext. 235

Does not accept the items listed above but does accept used women's business outfits in good condition.

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Pickup Services

These organizations will pick up used items from your home. Items must be in good working condition. Items may include, but are not limited to: clothing, small appliances, bedding, small furnishings (end tables, chairs, lamps), toys, kitchen and household goods. Call the phone numbers listed to schedule a pickup day for your reusable items.

Big Brother/Big Sisters of Honolulu, Inc.
418 Kuwili St., Suite 106
Honolulu, HI 96817

Helping Hands Hawaii
Community Clearinghouse
2100 Nimitz Hwy.
Honolulu, HI 96819
Large items only.

Kidney Clothes (National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii)
1314 S. King Street
Picks up clothing, bedding, and other small household goods.

Salvation Army
Truck Donation Pickup Service
2950 Manoa Rd.
Honolulu, HI 96822
1 (800) 958-7825
Also picks up large appliances, beds and furniture.

United Cerebral Palsy Association of Hawaii Foundation
25 Kaneohe Bay Dr., Suite 211
Kaneohe, HI 96744

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