Recycle Your Good Reusable Furniture and Bedding
A FREE SERVICE TO ROTMANS CUSTOMERS
In 1992, Rotmans partnered with Donations Clearinghouse to provide its customers the opportunity to take the furniture they're replacing and donate it to a local family in need.
The Rotmans customer who lives in the DCH pick up area and wishes to participate in the program must simply declare that their old furniture is in good recyclable condition and that it is free of any tears or structural breaks. Rotmans provides the support DCH needs to pick up the furniture, warehouse it and make sure that the donated furniture reaches the homes of the people who desperately need it. Since 1992, thousands of individuals and families have benefited from this program, and the quality of life for many of our citizens has certainly improved because of it.
What is the DCH?
Since 1985, the Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance (CMHA) has been overseeing Donations Clearinghouse (DCH) which has been providing donated furniture and household goods to families referred by area shelters, neighborhood centers, and health and human service agencies. The two person staff and network of volunteers run the entire operation with very limited overhead, establishing it as one of the most cost-effective volunteer based programs serving Worcester county.
Donations are distributed to families leaving area shelters who are ready to make a new start in an apartment of their own. The DCH is also committed to helping people with limited or fixed incomes, fire victims, the elderly and disabled, and people with long term health problems.
We also go to the following towns twice per month on Tuesday and Thursday:
Fitchburg, Gardner, Leominster, Lunenberg and Westminster. If you do not see your town listed here, you do not reside in our current donation area.
If your furniture is in poor condition and needs to be disposed of, here are some sources to contact:
- Worcester & Charlton - Waste Management 508-835-6001
- Auburn, Oxford, Southbridge, Webster, & the Brookfields - Central MA Disposal 508-721-1472
- Auburn, Charlton, Sturbridge, & Webster - BFI 508-832-9001
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