Ohev Shalom’s Sustainability Guide – Recycle, Reuse, Repurpose




  • Closets 2 Closets – Swarthmore
  • Clothes Mentor – Springfield
  • Greene Street – Wayne
  • Kee Kee’s – Clifton Heights
  • Magic Threads – Media
  • My Closet Space – Drexel Hill
  • Once & Again – Holmes
  • Petunia’s – Ardmore
  • Plato’s Closet – Exton
  • Renaissance Consignment – Bryn Mawr
  • Revivals – Narberth


  • Kid’s Sweet Repeats – Newtown Square
  • Kid to Kid – Drexel Hill
  • Little People’s – Media


  • The Wardrobe (formerly Career Wardrobe)  – Lansdowne
  • Marian’s Attic – King of Prussia. Support victims of domestic violence.
  • Nana’s Attic – Broomall. Support victims of domestic violence.


  • ForDays.com – $20 gets you a postage-paid 24”x24” mail-back bag which holds 15lbs of clothing (any brand, any conditions. Receive $20 credit for purchases. Click on “take back bag” for info
  • H&M – any brand plus sheets towels, curtains; receive 15% coupon. Visit hmgroup.com, click on “sustainability”
  • PhiladelphiaRunner.com – Worn sneakers
  • Retrievr.com – Schedule pick-up at your door for unwanted clothing & more.
  • Zappos.com – Shoes, etc.

Check with any store where you buy an item to find out if they have a program.

Electronics/Tech Equipment


  • Retrievr.com (formerly CurbMyClutter) – Schedule pick-up at your door.
  • Staples – Sign up to be. Staples Rewards Member at staples.com and receive $5 rewards when you bring used tech to the store, or shred in the store.


Compost Services

These companies provide you with a reusable bucket to accumulate anything that grows, including decaying plants and pizza boxes. They collect it on your biweekly pick-up day. Compostables are taken to Linvilla Orchards in Media. 20% discount on buying composted soil.

  • EZ Composting – serves Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia counties
  • Kitchen Harvest – serves Aston, Drexel Hill, Folsom, Havertown, Lansdowne, Media, Swarthmore, plus others
  • Mother Compost – serves towns along the Paoli Local plus Havertown


According to National Geographic and the World Economic Forum, about 91% of plastic recycled at the consumer level ends up in our oceans and/or landfills. The U.S. uses 2,000 single-use plastic water bottles per second. Consider carrying a thermos or re-usable containers. Use tote bags when you shop.


  • Bring plastic bags to recycle bins at grocery and home improvement stores.
  • Use Community collection bins that are teamed up with firms such as Trek.

Everyday Household Items

Check the website for your township/borough for local initiatives about batteries, CFL bulbs, etc.

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