Your Guide to Selling Items, Donating Clothes, Furniture, Food, or Bicycles or Recycling. You can Even Salvage


As Realtors, we are agents of change. With moving comes deciding what to take and what to leave.

Many homeowners have treasured items they don’t wish to merely donate or recycle. For those distinguished items there is a list of Auctioneers, Consignments, and Appraisers.

Other items are easily saved from the landfill and donated - often for a great cause. You’ll find included in this guide a diverse list of organizations that take items for a greater cause.

Lastly, for those things that cannot be sold or donated, there is a list of recycle centers. Save it from the landfill - sell it, donate it or recycle it instead!


Although this Donation Resource Guide names providers in one or more of these categories, the reader understands that Helen Adams Realty cannot guarantee the quality of service or level of expertise of any such provider.


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Sell: Auctions and Estate Consignments

Robbins Estate Sales & Appraisals
A Certified Appraiser, member of the International Society of Appraisers. An Estate Sale Manager and Personal Property Appraiser with 20 years experience. Provides appraisals for Divorce, Estate Probate & Equitable Distribution, and Insurance prior to moves for Replacement Value. Consultations on downsizing. Assessing if all items should be included an an estate sale, or if some higher end are better suited for auction.

Jan Durr


Classic Attic
Are you getting ready to move, redecorate or just clean out some rooms? Make some easy money with those things you no longer need. Empty YOUR attic into the CLASSIC ATTIC!
Park Road Shopping Center’s Back Court
4301-C Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28209 


At Hamilton-Stuart, we’ve developed a reputation for our knowledgeable staff, vast experience in the antique and consignment business, and ever-changing inventory.  This foundation has led to an extensive following and makes us a great partner for your Estate Sale.

Patrick Land
3916 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28209


SouthEnd Exchange
Whether liquidating a business, downsizing, or handling the estate of a loved one, South End Exchange can manage all assets of your sale. From taking inventory of your items, pricing, marketing and staffing the sale,  to helping with clean up and donation of non-saleable items. South End Exchange is a full service liquidation, estate, and tag sale business.
111 New Bern Street, Charlotte, NC 28203


Clearing House
Consigning with Clearing House is the easiest way for you to sell your fine furniture and accessories. We specialize in attractive furniture, china, sterling, crystal, glassware, lamps, antiques, fine jewelry, paintings, small rugs, and similar quality items that will sell for at least $20.
701 Central Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28204 


Assistance League of Charlotte
Operates a retail Thrift Shop accepting donations of furniture, clothing, books, toys, jewelry, household items, electronics, computers and sports equipment. Proceeds benefit Assistance League’s five philanthropic programs that feed, clothe, mentor and educate at-risk children in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community. Drop off donations during regular store hours on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10-4. For more information and to schedule furniture pick-up, call 704-525-5000.

3405 S. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28217


Dress for Success
Allows women to interview for jobs and enter the workforce dressed in appropriate attire. Accepts professional attire and accessories for women.  For any questions about donating to Dress for Success, please call 704-525-7706.

500 Clanton Rd, Charlotte, NC 28217
(704) 525-7706


Beds for Kids
Beds for Kids empowers families with children by delivering beds and other essential furniture items to powerfully supplement the family’s resources as they rise out of poverty and into self-sufficiency.

Items Most needed Include:

  • Mattresses
  • Box Springs
  • Dressers
  • Kitchen Tables & Kitchen Chairs
  • Sofas & Love Seats
  • Upholstered Chairs
  • Bunk Beds
  • Lamps
  • New Pillows & Linens
  • Bookshelves
  • Coffee Tables

Charlotte Warehouse Address                                        Lake Norman Warehouse
2519 S. Tryon St.                                                                 11020 Bailey Rd Suite D
Charlotte, NC 28203                                                               Cornelius, NC 28031
980-422-1192                                                                                980-422-1192                                                   


Trips for Kids
A non-profit organization that accepts all types/sizes of “dusty not rusty” bicycles to help mentor children in the Charlotte area. If you are interested in helping out or donating visit their Re-Cyclery!

512 E. 15th St
Charlotte, NC
(704) 910-3970


Zab’s Place
Welcome to ZABS Place! We are a nonprofit thrift boutique in the Charlotte area that supports young adults with special needs in our community.”   
Clients can schedule a pick-up online at


The National Kidney Foundation of North Carolina
620 Montana Dr
Charlotte, North Carolina 28216


Carolina Refugee Resettlement Agency
Provides services to refugees and plays a vital role in the resettlement in the Charlotte area. Donations of furniture, house-hold items, and beds are needed to furnish refugee apartments. Call the office to schedule an appointment for a pick-up. No appliances.  

(704) 535-8803
5007 Monroe Rd Suite 101 
Charlotte, NC 28205.


Crisis Assistance Ministry
Operates a Free Store that provides donated clothing and household items at no charge to families in need. Blankets, men’s and children’s clothing, and personal care products are in high demand.

(704) 371-3001
500-A Spratt St
Charlotte, NC 28206


Goodwill uses 90% of the revenue generated by your donations to train and equip people for jobs that lead to family-sustaining employment.  Bring us your gently used clothing, home accessories, computers and electronics…and see what a little good will do.  All donations are tax-deductible.
clients can schedule a pick-up online at


Salvation Army
Operates retail thrift stores accepting home and clothing donations. Proceeds from stores benefit The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center (132-bed free residential facility) for chemically addicted men. Schedule a pickup from your home or find drop off at a location near you by visiting Special Donations for the Salvation Army Center of Hope Shelter (280-bed homeless shelter for women and children) include: diapers, feminine products, toiletries, towels and washcloths and bed linens. Drop off at the shelter, 534 Spratt Street, Charlotte, NC. For more information call 704-716-2769 or visit
clients can schedule a pick-up online at


Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Furniture and appliances that are in good working condition such as stoves, refrigerators, beds, dressers, kitchen tables, sofas and chairs are available at no cost to families in need. Call the Donation Hotline to schedule a pick-up: (704) 392-4495.

(704) 295-4495
3326 Wilkinson Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28208

(704) 716-7044
1133 N. Wendover Rd, Charlotte, NC 28211


Loaves & Fishes
Through a system of 19 food pantries, Loaves & Fishes provides a week’s supply of nutritionally balanced groceries at no cost to families and individuals experiencing a short-term financial crisis. Food Drives are welcome as are donations of unexpired/unopened nonperishable foods.
648 B Griffith Rd
Charlotte, NC 28217
(704) 523-4333 


Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina
Second Harvest strives to eliminate hunger by the solicitation and distribution of food. They accept donations of unopened non-perishable food as well as pet food.  You can host a Food Drive or donate at their location: 

500 Spratt St 
Charlotte, NC 28206 
(704) 376-1785


Can't Donate it? Recycle it!

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg area has a number of  full-service and self-service recycling centers throughout town. Find one close to you to drop items that cannot be salvaged or donated to help keep them out of local landfills.


Full-Service Recycling Centers
North Mecklenburg Recycling Center and Yard Waste 
12300 N. Statesville Rd.


West Mecklenburg Recycling Center 
8440 Byrum Dr.


Hickory Grove Recycling Center and Yard Waste 
8007 Pence Rd.


Foxhole Recycling Center and Yard Waste
17131 Lancaster Hwy. 


Self-Service Recycling Centers

Park Road Park
5300 Closeburn Rd. 


Uptown Recycling Center
11th St. Between Tryon &
College St.


McAlpine Creek Park Recycling Center
8711 Monroe Rd. 


Rozzelles Ferry Road
Recycling Center
5800 Rozzelles Ferry Rd.


Renaissance Park
4635 Tyvola Rd.


William R. Davie Park
4635 Pineville-Matthews Rd.


Blythe Landing
15901 Highway 73 
Huntersville, NC


Davidson Recycle Center
Jackson St.
Davidson, NC


Reedy Creek Park
2900 Rocky River Rd.


How to prepare for recycling: 

  • Break down cardboard boxes/crates and remove any plastic or styrofoam packaging.
  • Clean and rinse all cartons and plastics of food and liquid waste prior to recycling.
  • Remove caps and lids from bottles and containers
  • Always check to make sure there are no non-recyclables mixed in with your items prior to dropping at a recycling location! 

For a list of items that can be recycled and other frequently asked questions, click here.


According to state law, plastic numbers 1 & 2 and aluminum should always be recycled and never discarded in the garbage.


To find Recycling and Waste Centers in Mecklenburg County, Click Here.





Planning a Renovation or working on a construction project?
Worried about what to do with your extras or the items you’re removing?
Habitat For Humanity and the Habitat ReStore can help with that!


This service benefits in several ways:

  • Donations are tax deductible
  • Recycling saves landfill space
  • It provides Habitat an opportunity to sell the salvaged items in their ReStore
  • It saves the homeowner paying for demolition


“Sweet Spot” Salvage Items Include:

  • Kitchen Cabinets & Granite Counters
  • Kitchen Appliances up to 10 Years Old
  • Vanities, Toilets, Ceiling Fans, Light Fixtures
  • Doors - Interior and Exterior
  • Windows (Vinyl Replacement)
  • Heating and Air Systems
  • Claw Foot Tubs
  • Water Heaters Up to 8 Years Old


If you are working on a renovation, or have purchased a home that is a teardown, contact Habitat for Humanity. They can remove certain items from your home, free of charge, that will in turn benefit the Charlotte Metro Habitat ReStore. This list of “sweet spot” salvage items qualify for free pick-up service.


For Pickups Contact:



Colin Hayes


DeConstruction Manager