Northwest Center’s West Seattle dropoff site to go 7 days a week

Speaking of West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day (coming up May 12th) – Northwest Center has long been the official WSCGSD partner for those interested in donating items they don’t sell, either by dropping them off afterward or scheduling Big Blue Truck pickups for the following week. Today, NW Center has big news: Starting next Monday, its Friday/Saturday/Sunday Junction dropoff location at 44th/Edmunds (next to the Chase drive-thru) will expand to 7 days a week, 9 am-5 pm. (That means West Seattle will have two options for daily staffed dropoff spots, since Goodwill just opened one, as reported here earlier this month.) Here are the lists of what NW Center takes, and what they don’t take. (WSB photo from 2011)

11 Replies to "Northwest Center's West Seattle dropoff site to go 7 days a week"

  • Robert April 25, 2012 (12:06 pm)

    I a big fan of “manned” donation sites like this one. The ones that are just bins tend to be awful.

  • MercyMoi April 25, 2012 (1:17 pm)

    Ah! I was wondering why they painted one stall with stripes last week. The truck has its own dedicated spot now?

  • Mike April 25, 2012 (1:20 pm)

    What better way to donate than to donate to a local, West Seattle-based non-profit! We always drop off our stuff right there on our way to the farmers market.

  • ad April 25, 2012 (1:45 pm)

    This has always been my go-to place for donations. Woohoo!

  • Diane April 25, 2012 (2:44 pm)

    Goodwill donations support local education and employment; new staffed drop off next to West Seattle Produce

    • WSB April 25, 2012 (4:04 pm)

      Far as I know, that’s what Northwest Center donations support too.
      They have a facility not far from WS/WC, on W. Marginal Way S. (not SW) – had to pick up some garage-sale-related collateral there one year. Anyway, I also added the link to the story we ran two weeks ago about the Goodwill donation station, which I had intended to do but gotten distracted from, before publishing this. – TR

  • D Diver April 25, 2012 (3:58 pm)

    Great maybe now some of the local businesses and residents of the Alaska Junction neighborhood will actually take the time to donate clothing, house hold items, bicycles, office supplies you name it rather than throw it away. Please take the time to donate them to an organization like this rather than to some landfill.

  • Bill Bacon April 25, 2012 (5:33 pm)

    I dropped off an item at the Goodwill truck south of West Seattle Produce’s store. One problem — there’s no access/egress on Fauntleroy where their truck parks. You have to drive over the curb on Fauntleroy as there’s no curb cut. Or approach the east alley which necessitates dodging the Metro Rapid-Ride construction in front of the Schwaub’s tire store. Additionally, Fauntleroy northbound there is reserved for buses, even though only the Vashon-Seattle Metro buses only run in off-peak hours. Better take your donations to the NW Center truck and save the fuss.

  • NW center client April 25, 2012 (6:22 pm)

    Donations to NW Center directly support education and services for those with disabilities. Think of speech, physical & occupational therapists, nutritionists, nurses and advocates to help families with disabled kids reach their optimal potential. Daycare and after school care centers with specialized teachers. Great organization. My son (with no disabilities) has benefited greatly from being in their daycare and learning -from experience- that people of all abilities are worthy.

  • islewrite April 25, 2012 (8:51 pm)

    I’ve been dropping off oodles at Goodwill. My fave approach is this: Go to the light just south of the dropoff, turn east up the hill and then go down the little alley. Turn left and pull up next to the shack. When you leave, just pull straight ahead onto Fauntleroy. There is a curb but it is minor.

  • Barles April 26, 2012 (8:21 pm)

    Northwest Center has always been our go-to for donating. It seems like they have been in the junction with their truck for what, five or six years?

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