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Centers & Resources

By reusing materials, we conserve energy, resources and landfill space, while reducing disposal, greenhouse gas emissions and purchasing costs.  So before you spend hundreds of dollars on new equipment for a sport your child wants to "try out” or on clothes that they will outgrow in a couple of months, check out the organizations below to save big and help the environment in the process.

When you need to dispose of something, if it is not hazardous but still reusable, it can be donated to a friend or one of the centers below so the item can get a new home instead of a home in the landfill! If household items and appliances are broken, you can donate to Goodwill, as they will take corded appliances and electronic waste.

In addition, check out our ReUse Store, located at the City's Hazardous Waste Collection Facility

Donation Center & Reuse Outlets

Drop-Off Only

Internet Resources


Books

Thousand Oaks Library (2 locations):

Grant R. Brimhall Library
1401 E Janss Rd, Thousand Oaks
(805) 449-2660
Click here for a list of accepted items for donation.

Newbury Park Branch Library
2331 Borchard Rd, Newbury Park
(805) 498-2139

Used books can be placed in donation bins in the main lobby at each facility. Books must be donated at the customer service counter if a donation receipt is required. Donations are evaluated for inclusion in the Library catalog or sold at Daily Used Book Sales at both Library branches. All proceeds fund special purchases and programs for the Libraries.

 

$5 or LESS BOOKSTORE
2880-A Cochran St., Simi Valley, CA 93065
(805) 584-8979Sell books for store credit or cash

 


Building Materials, Furniture & Household Supplies

ReStore (Habitat for Humanity Ventura County):

1293-A E. Los Angeles Ave., (corner of E. Los Angeles Avenue & First Street), Simi Valley
(805) 520-7717

1850 Eastman Ave., Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 981-2268

Items include new, surplus, salvaged and gently used furniture, appliances, hardware, lighting, doors, windows, appliances, building materials, sinks, tubs, cabinets, counter tops, flooring, and more. Please note: Wood made of particle board is not accepted. Visit the ReStore website for more information. Habitat for Humanity offers free pick up on some items but there are restrictions, so call first. Click here for more information on pick up.

 

City of Thousand Oaks -- Free Material Reuse Program

The Material Reuse Program operates alongside the City’s twice weekly Household Hazardous Waste Collection events, making useable collected household products available to Thousand Oaks residents free of charge. Common items available include paint, household cleaners, pool chemicals, solvents, adhesives and automotive fluids. Product availability varies. No appointment necessary to shop in the The Material Reuse Store, which is open every Friday and Saturday from 9am to 1pm at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility located at 2010 Conejo Center Drive in Newbury Park. (closed on holiday weekends)

Visit the Free Materials Program webpage for dates and details.


Clothing & Household Items

Assistance League of Conejo Valley (ALCV) Thrift Shop
2853 Thousand Oaks Bl., Thousand Oaks
(805) 379-5400
Proceeds benefit local philanthropic programs. Visit the ACLV website for more information.

Fibber MC Gee's Thrift Shop
451-C Avenida De Los Arboles, Thousand Oaks
(805) 492-0032
Items accepted for donation: Clothes, household goods, small appliances & electronics, knick-knacks, antiques, luggage, collectibles, books & jewelry. Not Accepted: Furniture, undergarments, bathing suits, large electronics. Proceeds benefit local philanthropic programs
Visit them on Facebook at:  http://www.facebook.com/FibberMcgeesThriftStore
Visit their website at https://conejovalley.nationalcharityleague.org/

Goodwill Industries of Ventura County:
140 W. Hillcrest Dr., Thousand Oaks
(805) 494-7250
Open 7 days a week

1560 Newbury Rd., Newbury Park
(805) 499-3481
Open 7 days a week

624 Lindero Canyon Rd., Oak Park
818-874-4003

Visit the Goodwill Industries website for more information.
You can also purchase items, auction-style, on Goodwill's website.

 

James Storehouse
3541 Old Conejo Rd, #117, Newbury Park
(805) 499-7161
This is not a retail store. This is a nonprofit organization that accepts donations of materials and fulfills emergency requests for foster infants, children, and youth in need in our local community. Ongoing items accepted for donation: New or gently used clothes for babies through teenage sizes; baby and school supplies, some small furniture, etc.  Call about donating other items, as emergency needs for other items frequently come up.  See the James Storehouse website for list of ongoing needs.

 

The Mad Attic
226 Skyline Dr., #A, Thousand Oaks
(805) 497-1990
Visit The Mad Attic on Facebook for more information.

Many Mansions
1259 E. Thousand Oaks Bl., Thousand Oaks
(805) 496-4948
Check the Many Mansions website to see if there is an immediate use for the items you have to donate. Many Mansions is a nonprofit organization offering programs and opportunities for adults and children living in Many Mansions’ housing. Check the website to find out ways to give.

Merry Hall Tree Thrift Store
2929 Theresa Dr., Newbury Park (located behind Mary Health of the Sick)
(805) 498-7886
Visit the Merry Hall Tree Thrift Store website for more information.

RSVP Gift Shop (Goebel Center)
1385 E. Janss Rd, Thousand Oaks
(805) 381-2742
Items accepted for donation: clothing, jewelry and small household items. Proceeds benefit the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program.

Salvation Army Thrift Store
2400 West Hillcrest Dr., Thousand Oaks
(805) 375-6980
Visit the Salvation Army website for more information.

Senior Concerns Bargain Boutique & Thrift Shop
80 East Hillcrest Dr., #120, Thousand Oaks
(805) 373-0504
Proceeds benefit programs and services for senior citizens, their families, caregivers and the community.
Visit the Senior Concerns Bargain Boutique website for more information.


Specialty Clothing

Love at Second Sight
3749 Thousand Oaks Bl., Thousand Oaks
(805) 494-3456
High-end clothing resale boutique.Visit Love at Second Sight on Facebook for more information.

Prom and Formal Dress Donations

Wheelchair and Mobility Device Donations

  • Joni and Friends 
    Donate unwanted wheelchairs or mobility equipment and it will be restored to like-new condition and distributed by a team of physical therapists to people with disabilities around the world. Search for the closest drop off location using the map on this page of their website to coordinate a drop-off or schedule a pick-up.  

    Visit the Joni and Friends website here


Bedding, Linens and Pet Food/Supplies

Agoura Animal Shelter

29525 Agoura Rd., Agoura, CA 91301
(818) 991-0071
(Donations can also be dropped off in front after hours)

Shelter accepts used towels, blankets, sheets, bed pillows, animal beds, cushion beds, as well as unopened and unused dog food, dog formula and chew toys.

Visit the Animal Shelter website here

Ventura County Animal Services

Shelters in Simi Valley and Camarillo

Phone: 805-388-4341 or 888-223-PETS
(All Simi shelter calls are taken by the Camarillo shelter)

Shelter accepts used towels, blankets, sheets, bed pillows, animal beds, cushion beds, as well as unopened and unused dog food, dog formula and chew toys.

Visit the Ventura County Animals Services site


Sporting Goods/Equestrian/Bicycles

Play it Again Sports
2880-B Cochran St (Sycamore Plaza), Simi Valley, 93065
(805) 520-6053
Sporting goods consignment store.
Visit the Play it Again Sports website for more information.

Head to Hoof
401 Ronel Rd., Newbury Park
(805) 375-9078
Equestrian tack and supply resale benefiting Ride On Therapeutic Horsemanship.
Visit the Ride On Therapeutic Horsemanship website for Newbury Park facility hours and location.

Donate a Gently Used Bike to a Teen in Need
The Youth Outreach Team is accepting  good working bikes for teens in need.
Contact Pete Martinez (805) 494-5156 or pete@crpd.org
Items accepted for donation: fully functional and safe bikes, new bicycles, helmets, bike locks, wheels, tires, etc
UPDATE 9/14/19: Due to the overflow of bikes now in storage, Cycles for Success will be suspending the program until September 30, 2019.  Anyone wishing to donate a bike can still call the Teen Center to add their names to a waiting list. Cycles for Success is currently only taking bikes that work or that may need some minor adjustments and tune-ups. They are also in need of unused of new helmets and working locks.


Food Donation

Manna Conejo Valley Food Distribution Bank
3020 Crescent Way, Thousand Oaks
(805) 497-4959
Contact Manna Conejo Valley here or at the phone number provided above to see if they can use any items you may have to donate. Food distributed to families.

Many Mansions
1259 E. Thousand Oaks Bl., Thousand Oaks
(805) 496-4948
Check the Many Mansions website to see if there is an immediate use for the items you have to donate. Many Mansions is a nonprofit organization offering programs and opportunities for adults and children living in Many Mansions’ housing. Check the website to find out ways to give.

Lutheran Social Services - Community Care Centers (LSS-CCC)
80 E. Hillcrest Dr. #101,  Thousand Oaks
(805) 497-6207

FOOD Share
Ventura County
4156 Southbank Rd., Oxnard, CA 93036
(805) 983-7100
Accepts food including backyard produce (volunteers to help pick fruit are always accepted) and sealed, unexpired canned goods and shelf stable pantry items.

Food Forward (FOOD Share Partner)
77 N. California Ave., Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 630-2728
Fruitline: 805409-4760
Email: jim@foodforward.org
Volunteers gleaning and distributing of locally grown food from private homes and public spaces which is then distributed to local food pantries and organizations serving our community’s most vulnerable.

 

Arts & Crafts Materials

Create Studio
31840 Village Center Rd, Westlake Village
(805) 575-9566
Donations used for arts and crafts classes and programs for children and adults. Visit the Create Studio website for list of items accepted.

Conejo Senior Volunteer Program (CSVP)
Goebel Adult Community Center
1385 E. Janss Rd., Thousand Oaks
(805) 381-2742
Donations accepted for fabric bolts, sheets (pastel or children's patterns), yarn, thread, and stuffing for volunteers to make goods for the CSVP gift shop, of which proceeds benefit senior citizen programs.
CSVP donates over 2,000 handmade items per year to local nonprofit agencies. The groups make items for the CSVP Boutique, pillow cases and pajamas for foster children at James Storehouse and School on Wheels, mastectomy bags and stroke aprons for Los Robles Hospital, hats and blankets for Veterans, blankets and teddy bears for Every Child's Dream, as well as other donations to CSVP Partner Agencies.


Donation Centers

Goodwill Industries of Ventura County
140 W. Hillcrest Dr., Thousand Oaks 
(805) 494-7250

1560 Newbury Rd., Newbury Park
(805) 499-3481

624 Lindero Canyon Rd., Oak Park
818-874-4003

Open 7 days a week

Accepted Items:

  • Electronic Waste
  • Working or non-working electrical items (with an electrical cord)
  • Books
  • Furniture items (in good condition)
  • Gently used clothing and shoes
  • luggage (in good condition)
  • Household goods (good condition)
  • Collectibles and jewelry
  • Stuffed animals
Visit the Goodwill Industries website for more information
  
Goodwill Industries: Donation Express
2060 Avenida De Los Arboles, Unit I, Thousand Oaks
(805) 492-2828
Accepted Items: see above
Open 7 days a week

Internet Resources

CalMAX – California Materials Exchange: CalRecycle's CalMAX portal connects businesses, organizations, manufacturers, schools and individuals with the most effective online resources for exchanging materials.

Numerous other resources, such as CraigsList.org and Freecycle.org, are available on the internet to promote and facilitate material reuse. With all internet services, be sure to read and understand all terms of service and disclaimers before using.

 


 

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