Guide to Recyclables — Furniture


Don’t throw usable furniture in the trash!  Select the REUSE option of the 3Rs here and donate it.  There are a number of local organizations in the area that will gladly accept furniture.  Each organization has its own specific requirements.  Some will accept large items, others not; some will accept used mattresses, and again, others will not.  So be sure to check carefully before heading out.


Goodwill Store
1628 Olden Ave
Ewing, NJ 08638
Phone: 609-392-2865

Donate to Goodwill,  for refurbishment or recycling.  They will not accept mattresses and waterbeds.  It is suggested that you call before you drop off your donation.

1880 Princeton Ave.
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Phone: (609) 989-9417
Donation Hours: M 9 – 5, T 12 – 8, W – F 9 – 5

Requests donations of gently used or new items only, i.e. items in usable condition. They will pick up furniture that is too large to transport in a car (beds, couches, etc.). To schedule a furniture pick-up, call 609-989-9417, x 16.

They will accept: furniture (couches, mattresses, beds, tables, chairs, dressers)

Source: HomeFront Donations

Rescue Mission of Trenton
98 Carroll Street
Trenton, NJ 08609
Phone: 609-815-3980
Request a pickup:
Phone: 1-800-528-8825 (NJ/PA) or 609-695-1436, ext. 124
Online: Web Form 

Store Hours: 
Mon.–Sat. 10:00am – 5:00pm

The Rescue Mission also accepts donations of usable furniture.  They suggest that you call to learn more.  They will NOT accept the following:

  • China cabinets
  • Wall units
  • Mattresses or box springs
  • Sofa beds

Source: their Donation Guidelines page.

Vietnam Veterans of America

Donations to this non profit organization helps to generate funds to take care of returning soldiers and service men and women.  They provides pickup (usually with 24 hours) for all types of goods including small furniture such as mirrors, nightstands, headboards, and office chairs.  They do NOT accept:

  • Couches and Sofas
  • Sleeper Couch
  • Box Springs
  • Mattress

Schedule an online donation pickup for almost anything small and light enough for the driver to carry.  Check out their list of acceptable items.

Source: Vietnam Veterans of America

Broken Furniture

Broken furniture can be dropped off at the Ewing Township Convenience Center for Bulk Waste Drop Off at:

136 Scotch Rd.
Ewing, NJ 08628
Phone:  609-882-3382
Hours: M-F 7am-4pm | Sat 7am-3:30pm

Proof of Ewing residency, which must be a Valid NJ Driver License, a current tax bill or a utility bill is required.


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