What We Do

You can play an important part in helping the world  around you, and all you have to say is: “Here Ya Go! ”

Waste Not Want Not Salvaging is a non-profit organization(501c) that salvages goods, equipment of all kinds, building materials, tools, appliances, furniture and food, for re-use, redistribution and recycling for the benefit of our community.

We can use items in almost any condition!. If you aren’t sure if it works or not, just donate it as-is and we’ll figure out how it can be put to use.

Food items that are expired go to our hungry animal friends.  Foods that are not yet expired go to hungry families or food banks that serve our community.  Items that are defective, broken or just well worn, can still be put to good use…we can repair, re-purpose or restore almost anything to be of service to someone.

If an item doesn’t work – We can fix it. Even better, we can teach someone how to fix it. People learn skills and items get the attention they need to be useful again. Once repaired or restored, items are distributed directly to those in need, or to the non-profits that help those in need right here in our community.

In exchange for your donations you will receive a tax deductible receipt for the value of your donations.  You can feel good knowing you’ve kept something out of the landfill, helped someone learn a new skill by repairing or restoring items so they are useful again,  and saved yourself some hard earned $$$.

Donations of expired foods or leftovers from restaurants feed hungry animals who in turn produce milk, eggs, and cheese, and provide a classroom for kids to learn about caring for our animal friends.  Food that is not expired can take a direct route to hungry families that we have already identified.  Donations of food stuffs, or consumables that are larger than we can distribute to our families will be routed to local food banks.  In every case our goal is to prevent useful items from becoming trash before their time.

So, please, before you thrown something out, take a moment and ask yourself, “Is there a way this could be used to help someone else?” Please help everyone and the earth, by setting it aside as a donation to Waste Not Want Not Salvaging. Contact us at the phone number or email listed below to schedule a pickup…You’ll be glad you did!

Contact: Jesse Owings Kaposi
Phone: 415-323-3280
Email: wastenotsalvaging@gmail.com

Waste Not Salvaging is a Section 501(c) (3) Charity