Some items don’t even need to be reinvented to become useful—they just need a new home. Go through clothes, furniture, toys, etc. and donate gently used items to one of these locations:


Multiple Locations
(304) 346-0811

Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Habitat for Humanity ReStore
301 Piedmont Rd.
Charleston, WV
(304) 720-8733

Mountain Mission

Mountain Mission
1620 7th Ave
Charleston, WV
(304) 344-3407

3631 7th Ave
N Charleston, WV
(304) 720-7391

Salvation Army

Salvation Army
207 Wyoming St
Charleston, WV
(304) 344-5531

301 Tennessee Ave
Charleston, WV
(304) 343-4548

Union Mission

Union Mission
700 South Park Rd.
Charleston, WV
(304) 925-9625


YWCA Past & Present
1598 Lee St E
(304) 340-3646

Good News Mountaineer Garage

Good News Mountaineer Garage
221 Hale Street
Charleston, WV 25301
(304) 344-8445


Finding ways to reuse items is an important way to keep waste out of landfills, save energy and prevent pollution in Kanawha County. Reusing items, rather than disposing of them, is beneficial to the environment because it requires less energy than collecting and processing recyclables and trash. Make it a family project to see how many items in your home you can keep out of the landfill.

One easy way to get started is to purchase or make items that are designed to be used over and over. Here are some examples:

  • Lunch boxes (instead of brown bags)
  • Tupperware (instead of Ziplock bags)
  • Cloth grocery bags (instead of paper or plastic)
  • Water bottles
  • To-go coffee cups
  • Coffee cup sleeves
  • Straws
  • Sandwich bags
  • Towels + napkins
  • Coffee filters
  • Swiffer mop pads
  • Reusable Keurig cups

The Kanawha County Solid Waste Authority is the central resource for waste reduction in the county with a focus on the education and awareness of sustainable techniques and initiatives.

Kanawha County
Solid Waste Authority
600 Slack Street
Charleston, WV 25301
(304) 342-4477

Monday - Friday 8:00am-5:00pm