Item Donations

Leftovers, etc. Suggested Donations

11818 Borman Drive, St. Louis, MO 63146 – 314-455-9424

A      art supplies, acrylic paints, aluminum (pans, cans), adhesives, audio tapes

B      buttons, beads, barrettes, bottles, bells, boxes, baby food jars, books (paperback and hardcover), bobbins, buckles, baskets, bubble wrap, baby wipe containers
C      ceramic tiles, candles, CDs, CD cases, checkbook boxes, crayons, cards, crochet cotton, cotton, craft supplies, cash donations, cardboard paper rolls, calendars, containers (cottage cheese, yogurt, icing tubs, sour cream, etc.), coffee filters, coffee cans, card stock, cookie cutters, coins, clay pots, chenille stems, cigar boxes, cereal boxes, cable wire, new carpet squares, corks, craft patterns, construction paper

D      door knobs, desktop stuff, die cuts, dice, computer discs, DVDs, DVD cases

E       eggshells, egg cartons, eyeglasses, Easter eggs, envelopes

F       floral (picks, Styrofoam, tape, flowers, clean pots, arrangements) fabric, film canisters, feathers, file folders, file boxes, frames, fake fur, felt

G      gloves, googly eyes, glue sticks, glue, goggles, glass jars, gift bags, globes, gumballs, gauze

H      hanging file folders, hoops (embroidery, Hoola, metal, plastic), handle bags, how-to-books, hardback books (fiction and non-fiction – no text books), hospital supplies

I        ice cream cartons, index cards, industrial throw-aways

J        jewelry, Jeans, jars

K      knick knacks, knitting (needles, patterns, books, yarn), Kleenex boxes, kites, key chains, key rings, Kcups

L       labels, lace, lids, lemonade containers, light bulbs, plastic leis, leather, leather strips, lacing plastic, Lunchables, license plates

M      magazines, metal bottle caps, marbles, metal juice lids, markers, mat board, mats, maps, milk jugs, masks, magnets, medicine bottles, metallic ribbon & thread

N      netting, neck ties, notebooks, nuts and bolts, name badges, nut cans, nail polish

O      office supplies, oatmeal boxes, ornaments, orange juice containers w/lids

P       puzzles, poster board, posters, paper, paper towel rolls, Pringles cans, paint brushes, plastic (soda bottles, containers, cups, parts, spiders), party supplies (cups, plates, napkins, centerpieces, tableware, favors, wrapping paper), peanut butter jars, pine cones, Popsicle sticks, pencils, pens, Plaster of Paris, puff paints, pipe cleaners, paper plates, pony beads, paint (spray and craft), pull-tabs

Q      quart jars, quilting templates, quilt batting, quilt pieces

R      ribbon, rope, rocks (not the kind from your driveway!), records, rulers, rubber stamps, raffia, rubber bands

S       Styrofoam (meat trays, balls, peanuts), string, silk flowers, spools (tape, thread, cardboard), stickers, staplers, soup cans, scissors, strawberry baskets, stencils, stamp pads, scribble paints, shelf paper, shoestrings, sponges, seed packs, silverware, seashells, socks, stationary supplies, used postage stamps, salt containers, spice containers (plastic and metal), six pack rings, shoulder pads

T       tape, toilet paper tubes, toothbrushes, thread, tubing, trophies, tongue depressors, rolls of tickets, tissue paper, tree lights, tin cans, tic tac containers, telephone wire

U      Under the bed stuff? … no, not the lint!

V      video tape cases & tapes, vinyl

W     wrapping paper, wall paper, wood scraps, wooden seat cover beads

X      x-ray film

Y      yarn, yarn goods, yard sticks, yogurt cups, yo-yos

Z       zippers

 

PLEASE REMOVE MILK JUG LIDS AND DONATE THEM SEPARATELY.

 

LEFTOVERS UNACEPTABLE DONATIONS

Please be mindful of the donations you make to Leftovers.

We are not your dumpster.

WE ARE NOT A RECYCLING CENTER

We are a redistribution center for items to be used in an educational/artistic/craft setting (Classrooms, Scouting, Home School, Churches, Challenged Rehabilitation, Artistic Endeavors, Crafting Projects) etc.  If you have recycling at home, please use that first.

Before making a donation, ask yourself:

 

CAN THIS ITEM BE USED BY CHILDREN?

WOULD THIS ITEM BE ACCEPTABLE IN A CLASSROOM/EDUCATIONAL SETTING?

ARE THESE ART SUPPLIES OR CRAFT SUPPLIES?

COULD THESE ITEMS BE USED IN OUR GIFT/THRIFT SHOP?

 

IF IT IS DIRTY, PLEASE DON’T BRING IT!!!

 

IF YOU WOULDN’T BUY IT OR USE IT YOURSELF, PLEASE DON’T BRING IT!!!

 

Following is the revised list of UNACCEPTABLE items:

 

Any “DIRTY” Items  
Batteries (Hazardous) Ironing Boards
Broken Appliances/Electronics Junk Mail
Broken Baskets Leftover Toiletry Containers (dusting powder, body lotion and like containers, etc.)
Broken Furniture (Fold-up Chairs)  
Broken Glass/Mirrors Oil Filters (Hazardous)
Broken Pictures/Frames Old Computer Cases
Broken Seasonal Items Outdated Computer Software
Broken Toys Plastic Flowers/Dirty Planters
Building Materials (used carpeting/padding, old linoleum, building wood (Craft wood acceptable) Plastic Hangers
Catalogues of any kind Religious Items
Chunky Styrofoam (Molded) Rusty metal materials (nails and like items)
  Spiral Light Bulbs
Containers with Food Residue Telephone Books
Dirty Stuffed Animals Textbooks/Worn and Torn Books and Magazines
Empty/Dirty Candle Jars Tidy Cat Kitty Litter 20# Plastic Jug
Fast Food Containers and Cups Trophies
Glass Soda/Beer Bottles Used Candy Wrappers
House Paint (Hazardous) Used Clothing/Bedding/Used Shoes
   

 

Please remove all milk jug lids and remove labels from cans if possible