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By donating and reusing goods instead of discarding them, New Yorkers can greatly reduce waste, conserve energy and resources, save money, and help provide New Yorkers with jobs and human services. donateNYC is an essential part of NYC’s 0X30 initiative, helping New Yorkers reach the goal of sending zero waste to landfills by 2030.


donateNYC helps New Yorkers give goods, find goods, and do good, with tools that make it easy to donate or find used and surplus items.

Residents can use the donateNYC web directory and mobile app to find close and convenient places to donate or find second-hand goods, as well as view a reuse events calendar highlighting upcoming flea markets, donation drives, swaps, book drives, and rummage sales.

Community Swaps


In partnership with the New York City nonprofit Housing Works, re-fashioNYC makes donating clothing easy through its convenient building bin service. Residents living in a building with a re-fashioNYC bin can donate their unwanted clothing in their own building and receive a tax donation for their contribution. This service is free, and it also saves money, reduces waste and helps fellow New Yorkers in need through Housing Works' health and homeless service programs.

Find out if your building is eligible