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Where to Recycle All Your Stuff in Matawan and Aberdeen

Here is the Matawan-Aberdeen guide to recycling all of your old things, from paper and glass to clothes and toys, plus some things you can do to benefit local schools and charities.

Need to find a new home for old computers, toys your kids have outgrown, or paint you're not going to use? Here is our guide to getting stuff out of your basement and into all the right places—that is, everywhere but the landfill. 

Find out how to recycle everything from cereal box tops to soda tabs in Matawan and Aberdeen.

Clothing

Cleaning out your closet gives you the opportunity to help others in need or maybe even make some extra cash. Here are a list of places to donate, sell or recycle unwanted items from your wardrobe.

MONARC Thrift Shop
Location: 154 Main Street, Matawan
Phone Number: 732-290-7681
Hours: Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
About: The ARC of Monmouth County operates the MONARC Thrift Shop on Main Street. The MONARC Thrift Shop generates proceeds that help provide services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

My Sister's Closet
Location: 114 Main Street, Matawan
Phone Number: 732-970-6535
Hours: Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
About: My Sister's Closet Consignment is a thrift store which carries jewelry, clothing, silverware and more. It also accepts donations and gives a percentage of sales to a different charity each month. Consignors receive 50 percent of the sales when their items are purchased.  

Goodwill
Location: 228 Highway 35, Keyport
Phone Number: 732-566-0277
Hours: Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
About: Goodwill offers job training and career services to local residents with disabilities and disadvantages to help them obtain the marketable job skills needed to become employed. By donating to Goodwill and shopping our stores, you help support these services.

Electronics, Computers, Cellphones

Even though that old computer and last year's iPhone seem outdated, there are plenty of people who could put them to good use. For example, many women’s shelters collect working cellphones for women in domestic abuse situations so they can call 911 if needed, explains HowStuffWorks.com

Staples
Location: 3140 Route 35, Hazlet
Phone Number: 732-335-3420
Hours: Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.: Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
About: Bring in your old office technology products to Staples and they will responsibly and securely recycle them at no cost to you. Staples will also collect used toner cartridges.

Furniture 

Even though you think you can never have one too many end tables, chances are, they will get tucked away into a hall closet and be forgotten in months. 

Craigslist
About: Whether you want someone to come take away your unwanted furniture or you want to sell it, Craigslist can be a great way to connect with local  

Goodwill
Location: 228 Highway 35, Keyport
Phone Number: 732-566-0277
Hours: Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
About: Goodwill offers job training and career services to local residents with disabilities and disadvantages to help them obtain the marketable job skills needed to become employed. By donating to Goodwill and shopping our stores, you help support these services.

What did we miss? Tell us where you're recycling, reselling and donating your gently used items.  

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