I love to help people declutter in an environmentally sustainable manner. It’s not just important to declutter properly, but also to avoid adding to our landfills and polluting our waters. This is my COMPLETE GUIDE ON WHERE TO BRING DECLUTTERED ITEMS IN METRO MANILA.
Whenever possible, I encourage:
- selling for 50% of the retail value (at the most)
- Other ways to contribute to circular living
So here are my favorite places to take items that I’ve decluttered! Read till the end to find out the most convenient ONE STOP OPTIONS!
Where to Bring Recyclables in Metro Manila (Please note that not all plastics are recyclable)
To know which types are recyclable vs non-recyclable, here is a graphic from BBC:
FOR THINGS THAT AREN’T APPROPRIATE FOR DONATION
Now for those items that have value and are not appropriate for donation – hello stilletos, ball gowns, juicers, etc.! – it’s better to sell it at a fraction of the cost online!
During my time as a volunteer packing up donations for victims of calamity, it was so disappointing to see that people used the donation drive as a dumping ground for their stilettos, ballgowns and moldy bags. Let’s be mindful when we donate, shall we? What would someone who just lost their home do with those things?
For these type of items, better to make the effort of selling it online so that someone who needs it, but doesn’t necessarily afford it brand new, can get it! Here are my best practices for selling online revealed!
ONE STOP SHOP OPTIONS
Now for those who don’t have the time to sell stuff online, and want to get a little money in return, I usually recommend ALING PURING THE CLUTTER DIVA. Sadly she passed away a few months ago but her children, Susan and Malou continue her legacy of helping people declutter fast.
If you just want all your decluttered items picked up for free (you don’t pay them, they don’t pay you) quickly, you can simply ask HUMBLE SUSTAINABILITY to pick them up. They will take care of upcycling, reusing, recyling or donating them!
If you want your items to be reused, upcycled, recycled but do not have time to get it all picked up at once, you can also post them in ONLINE DUMPSTER DIVING groups! Who ever takes your item will pick it up from you & this also promotes circular living! Here’s where you can post them:
Hope you found these helpful! If you have any other questions, feel free to write me in the comments below or drop me a comment or message on my Instagram!