Recycling Efforts

What happens with items that don’t sell or you can’t sell?

This is a frequently asked question we receive at Sans Souci! Every item that comes to Sans Souci furthers our mission of helping community members live life “without worry.” However, sometimes donated items aren’t in a sellable condition or sometimes items just simply didn’t find a new home despite being on our store floor. 

Repurposing and recycling efforts are a core part of the work of Sans Souci. Thanks to our eco-savvy customers who donate and shop at Sans Souci- we are able to keep thousands of pounds of waste out of landfills every year. 

Sans Souci is always looking for ways to improve our recycling efforts and we are proud that we have recently expanded the types of items that we can recycle.

The following items can all be recycled at Sans Souci: 

  • Clothing (including ripped and stained items*)
  • Coats
  • Shoes
  • Belts
  • Hats
  • Purses
  • Socks (including single socks)
  • Books
  • Linens
  • Ovens, washers, dryers (even non-working)
  • All types of metal

*Please do not donate soiled items or items with strong odors

Sans Souci works with local and global partners to properly recycle these items. Items are used to aid others across the globe or are turned into recycling and building materials. As a result, thousands of pounds of waste are saved from landfill and Sans Souci receives a small amount of revenue from recycled goods. Our recycle revenue goes directly into supporting our programs that help our community members live life “without worry.”

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