If in good condition you should first consider donating your appliances at Goodwill, Salvation Army. You can also try to fix your appliances by attending a repair café. 

Yet, if there is nothing that you can do to extend the life of your appliances here are a list of recycling centers in Houston. By recycling your old appliances you can help preserve natural resources and prevent pollution.. 


Your broken appliances can be dropped off at the City of Houston recycling centers. 

Large appliances like stove, refrigerator, Tvs,  are accepted at: 

Small appliances and microwaves can be disposed at: 

Other locations that offer appliances recycling program: 

Metal recyclers in Houston accept also broken appliances for recycling. List of appliances accepted may differ from one recycler to the other. 



In the same way, you should first consider donation if your furniture can be reused. Goodwill, Salvation Army are good options for donations as well as Houston Furniture Bank a local non-for-profit. 

Non-upholstered furniture in good condition are accepted at: 

If furniture can no longer be used, check the below options for disposal. And yes, mattresses are recycled in Houston, but there is only one location. 


Furniture can be disposed of at: 

Your old mattress can be dropped off at Houston Furniture Bank  for recycling or you can request pick-up services. A cost applies, $10 per piece if dropped-off and $25 per piece if picked-up.


Old Clothes & Shoes

If in good condition old clothes and shoes should be donated and there are plenty of options in Houston (Goodwill, Salvation Army...). Clothes and shoes that can't be reused can be recycled at: 

The following City of Houston recycling centers:

Goodwill centers are also recycling textile:

Drop-off boxes for donation or recycling can be found sometimes on parking lots. ​

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December 2019