End of Life Planning: My Kids Don't Want My Stuff! Where to Donate and Sell

Book Donations

  • The West Falmouth Library holds an annual book sale, usually in the late spring. Go to the library’s bookstall page for dates and types of books being accepted.  Phone: 508-548-4709


Clothing and Household Goods

  • Hand in Hand Thrift Shop, Benefits the Falmouth Service Center                                                                       141 Sandwich Road, East FalmouthPhone: 508-457-0770 

  • Falmouth Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop, Benefits Falmouth Hospital                                                            432 Palmer Avenue, Falmouth Phone: 508-457-7799 

  • ReStore, Benefits Habitat for Humanity.  Takes donations of furniture, appliances, tools, building materials. Will pick up large or heavy items. 805 Gifford Street Ext, Falmouth, Phone: 508-394-6400 


St. Vincent de Paul Charities

Proceeds are used to benefit the works of the St. Vincent de Paul Society in giving financial aid to the needy, maintaining the food pantry and helping wherever needed. The following serve the Upper Cape:

  • St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Shop, Affiliated with St. Anthony’s Parish. The funds are used to provide services to community residents in need.18 Davisville Road, East Falmouth, Phone: 508-540-0505.

  • Christ the King Parish Thrift ShopProceeds are used to benefit the works of Christ the King Parish's St. Vincent de Paul Society in giving financial aid to the needy, maintaining the food pantry and helping wherever needed. 4463 Route 28 Cotuit, Phone: 508-420-0949

Electronics Disposal 

Once a year the Lawrence School Band & Chorus and Falmouth Band Parents sponsor an Electronics Disposal Day.  The event is held early spring in the Lawrence School Parking Lot, 113 Lakeview Ave, Falmouth. Items accepted include televisions of any size, computers, monitors, stereos, phones, air conditioners, large appliances and more. Disposal cost is $10 per computer component, $20 per television (any size), $20 per large appliance, and $1 for cell phones. Disposal of ink and toner cartridges is free. Data destruction on computers is guaranteed.



The Falmouth Lions Club collects used eyeglasses to help people around the world who have sight issues. There are drop boxes in several Falmouth locations including the Falmouth Senior Center, Walmart, CVS, Stop & Shop, and Roche Brothers.



The Woods Hole Library has a fabric and notions sale each year on Superbowl Sunday.  For more information about the sale contact the library at 508-548-8961

Household Hazardous Waste Collections

Barnstable County has a regular rotation of hazardous waste events.  There is one annually in Falmouth (late spring), and four per year on the Upper Cape.  The Town of Falmouth website shows current dates and locations. 

Medical Equipment    

  • Falmouth Senior Center accepts clean used medical and assistive devices, except for toilet equipment.  Phone: 508-540-0196

  • Pass It On for Kids provides recycled durable medical equipment and other assistive technology to children with disabilities. Pass It On accepts equipment that is clean and in good repair. The organization will pick-up donated equipment and provide a tax purposes. Phone: 508-477-6966

Paper Records

Once a year in the spring, Neighborhood Falmouth holds a shredding event at Lawrence School.  Cost is $10 per box, 10 box limit.  Proceeds benefit Neighborhood Falmouth. Phone: 508-564-7543      


Prescription Drugs

Unused prescription and over-the counter medications can be disposed of in the Drug Drop-Off Box located in the the lobby of the Falmouth Police Department, 750 Main Street Falmouth, Phone:  774-255-4527


Swap Shop

The Swap Shop, located within the town transfer station at 458 Thomas B. Landers Road, lets residents drop off unwanted items and take other items as needed out of the shop. Open Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings.  Dump sticker or entrance fee. Phone: 508-457-9353


Estate Sales, Yard Sales & Consignments

  • Buy Way Boutique takes women and mens clothing. Items must be clean, pressed, and on hangers. The style must be within 2 years of the current fashion industry and in “like-new” condition: No missing buttons, smoke damage, tears, or stains. 47 North Main Street, Falmouth, Phone: 508-540-4884

  • Clean Out the Closet: Local Falmouth business run by Debbie and John Netto. Will help you remove all your unwanted items. Free estimates. Call 508-540-4218 for an appointment. No Website.

  • Sandwich Auction and Estate Services provides appraisals, consignment auction sales, on-site fixed price estate sales, complete estate liquidation, and charity and benefit auctions. 15 Tupper Rd, Sandwich,       Phone: 508-888-1926

  • Seashell Estate Sales provides a free consultation in your home and handles all the setup and pricing. Phone: 508-237-1198